Architect Frank Gehry was still fresh from his Pritzker Prize win when he teamed up with his artist friend Chuck Arnoldi on this intimate condominium development in Santa Monica.
At just six units, the complex was built in the early 1990s and is on the intimate side of the scale. Unit two on the southwest corner clocks in at 2,565 sq ft and was reserved for Arnoldi as his live/work studio. It’s blessed with glorious natural light, thanks to oversized industrial windows on every level and skylights that funnel light deep into the interiors.
Arnoldi’s old studio was on the first level. It has lofty 17-ft-high ceilings, an independent office space with a bathroom, and a mezzanine level (now turned into a bedroom). The master suite, meanwhile, has views from the ocean to the city, with a cosy sitting area and oversized ‘spa’ bathroom.
Compass is listing the three-bedroom Santa Monica pad for $2.495m. Shared living spaces still have Gehry built-ins, as well as heath tile and custom concrete countertops in the kitchen and stainless steel appliances.
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