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Shingled Rustic Canyon house with Frank Gehry touch asks $6.5M

Modern and warm

A photo of the house’s exterior. Courtesy of Elisabeth Halsted

Located in Pacific Palisades’s chic Rustic Canyon neighborhood, this shingled 1950s house has an exciting, unique element: Jutting out of the front, and looking like a very fashionable lookout tower, is a 1985 addition to the home by Pritzker Prize-winning architect Frank Gehry. (A representative for the realtor says it’s believed the whole house was “re-thought” by Gehry, but there aren’t exact details of how much recreating he actually did.)

Inside, the five-bedroom house has a warm, homey feel. The front doors opens onto a large “great room” with beamed ceilings, wood floors (“reclaimed hand sawn barn floors from Connecticut”), large windows, a wood-burning fireplace, and a host of connections to the outdoor spaces via large, glass accordion doors.

There’s another family room upstairs, with another wood-burning fireplace and high, beamed ceilings.

In the master bedroom, there’s a master bath with a large onyx shower and a claw-foot tub. The house, in all, has 3.5 bathrooms.

The residence was on and off the market for a few years between 2013 and 2015, when it was owned by fashion designer Jennifer Nicholson, daughter of actor Jack Nicholson.

The house sold in 2015 for $4.5 million—a bit less than its 2013 asking price of $5.2 million. Now, it’s asking $6.495 million.

Correction: An earlier version of this article said that Rustic Canyon was in Santa Monica. It is not.