Wall Street Journal : Frank Gehry-Designed Home Will List for $14.995 Million

By Candace Taylor

May 8, 2014 8:25 p.m. ET
A Frank Gehry-designed home in Los Angeles consisting of four irregular structures will list for $14.995 million, said its owner, investor Michael LaFetra. Known for designs like the Guggenheim Museum in Bilbao, Mr. Gehry also has done some 28 single-family homes, a spokeswoman said.

Located in Brentwood, the house was built in 1989. It has six bedrooms and six bathrooms. The four structures that make up the property include an office topped with a circular dome; a main building with a living room, kitchen and dining room; a guesthouse and garage/staff quarters. The master bedroom is surrounded by a reflecting pool. Moving from one building to another does require going outside, Mr. LaFetra said, but bad weather is rarely a problem thanks to the local climate.

Mr. LaFetra, 47, who invests in restaurants and bars and owns a production company, Foundation Films, purchased the home in 2013 for $9.5 million. The previous owner was Broadway producer Jon Platt, who spent several years restoring and renovating the house, with input from Mr. Gehry.

Mr. LaFetra is something of a collector of homes by well-known architects; he also owns homes in Southern California designed by John Lautner and Pierre Koenig. He said he is selling because he recently got married, and he and his wife want to search for a new home together.

The listing agent is Cory Weiss of Douglas Elliman Real Estate.

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