Before he was a recognizable enough for a Simpsons reference or entrusted with the fate of the Rocky steps, architect Frank Gehry worked with his USC professor on a residential commission that, back in 1959, betrayed nary a hint of his future calling, to disarticulate the surface architecture of museums the world over into wild assemblages of groovy shapes. Now, the sharp three-bedroom with this purported Gehry connection ("attributed to a USC architecture professor and two of his students one of whom was Frank Gehry," is how the listing phrases the claim) is in the possession of Prison Break and Mentalist star Robin Tunney, who is looking for $1.399M for the home.
Last sold in 2003 for $780K, the 1,920-square-foot home has vaulted, beamed ceilings and glass walls indicative of the period, but a sprawling, split-level layout that departs from what you'd find in a tract home of the same style. Other notable features include slate and hardwood floors, copious clerestories, a gas fireplace, a spa, a saltwater lap pool, and a two-car garage. The ad also mentions a "bonus room" with a private deck that's "part of original build but not part of permitted square footage," so make of that what you will.
· Sharp Mid-Century Modern That Frank Gehry Helped Build Asking $1.4 Million in Los Feliz [Curbed LA]
· 'Mentalist' Star Robin Tunney Lists Los Feliz Home For $1.4 Million [Realtor.com]
· 3815 Aloha St [Zillow]