Ever wanted to live in a starchitect-designed residence without all the pressures of ownership? If so, great news! Frank Gehry's boxy Danziger Studio and Residence is available for lease. The live/work property consists of two cubes set apart from one another—one cube functions as an artist's studio, the other as a two-bedroom, two-bathroom home. Originally constructed in 1965 for graphic designer and Flax logo creator Louis Danziger, it's one of Gehry's earliest works to have gained attention and recognition from the architecture community.
Both minimalist boxes feature high ceilings and lots of natural light. The residential cube has an open concept living area with a few narrow hallways leading to bedrooms and a pretty luxurious bathroom. Meanwhile, the studio has a ton of open work space and a nice looking bathroom of its own. Beautiful hardwood floors can be found in both units, along with sizable closets and storage areas.
The unusual separation of the buildings is highlighted by a courtyard area in the space between. Both buildings are also well insulated from the manifold sights and sounds of Melrose Avenue by a large gated wall. And while the property isn't as flashy as some of Gehry's later designs, it does feature a couple of on-site parking spaces. The stucco compound is renting at $15,000 per month.