In 1978, Frank Gehry renovated this house that is now a must see on any architectural student's itinerary. He changed a ... More
In 1978, Frank Gehry renovated this house that is now a must see on any architectural student's itinerary. He changed a simple Dutch-gabled cottage into a construction of corrugated metal, chain link, plywood and glass. The neighbors were nonplussed over the new look, but Gehry House has since become one of the most talked-about houses in the world. It is a good example of Deconstructionism-stripping a building down to its bare essentials. Today it remains a private residence, but the sidewalk is always free.
How strange it must be for private persons to live in a fishbowl. When I visited, I briefly entertained the idea that it might be possible to set-up a popcorn stand outside Mr. Gehry's house and sell tour tickets. There was enough interest.
Santa Monica State Beach is the closest beach to the Santa Monica Pier and Third Street Promenade . As one
can expect, it is well equipped with the usual amenities plus volleyball courts, picnic tables and good swimming and ...
The Embassy is two blocks from Palisades Park overlooking the Pacific Ocean. It dates back to the time when Santa
Monica was the last railway stop on the Los Angeles train. Families came from surrounding areas to enjoy the ...
In the heart of Santa Monica, just a short walk from the pier, you'll find the DoubleTree Suites by Hilton
Hotel Santa Monica. Check in to this all suite hotel and count on modern comfort, a friendly welcome and ...