Frank Gehry-designed Santa Monica loft is asking for $2.495 million
Architect Frank Gehry was still fresh from his Pritzker Prize win when he teamed up with artist friend Chuck Arnoldi on this intimate condominium development in Santa Monica.
At just six units, the resort was built in the early 1990s and is on the intimate side of the scale. Unit two on the southwest corner is 2,565 square feet and was reserved for Arnoldi as his living/working studio. It features glorious natural light, thanks to oversized industrial windows on all levels and skylights that channel light deep into the interiors.
Arnoldi’s old studio was on the first floor. It has high ceilings 17 feet high, an independent office space with bathroom and a mezzanine (now transformed into a bedroom). The master suite, on the other hand, offers a view from the ocean to the city, with a comfortable sitting area and an oversized “spa” bathroom.
Compass is listing the three-bedroom Santa Monica pad for $2.495 million. Shared living areas still have Gehry built-ins, as well as custom briar tile and concrete countertops in the kitchen and stainless steel appliances.
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