Home of the Week: Frank Gehry’s glass box in the sky

Overlooking Roxbury Park in Beverly Hills, this radical penthouse was designed in the 1980s by noted architect Frank Gehry for a commercial illustrator. Gehry created the look of a miniature city, assembling a collection of colors, shapes and spaces.

Recently renovated, the glass-walled penthouse showcases original mosaic tile work in the kitchen — an expression of the original owner’s love of the medium. In the master suite, the fireplace was designed to evoke a ziggurat and features an ornamental stairway that ascends toward the heavens.

The details

Location: 440 S. Roxbury Drive, penthouse, Beverly Hills, 90212

Asking price: $22,500 a month

Year built: 1965 (building); 1984 (penthouse)

Living area: Three bedrooms, three bathrooms, 4,000 square feet

Features: Floor-to-ceiling windows; high ceilings; hand-painted details; curated furniture; artistic tile work; open-concept floor plan; living room with fireplace; formal dining room; wraparound terrace

About the area: In the 90212 ZIP Code, based on three sales, the median sales price for condominiums in August was $1.895 million, a 7.1% increase compared with the same month last year, according to CoreLogic.


Agent: Leslie Rae Bega, Westside Estate Agency, (310) 600-6615

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