The Atmosphere in PATRICK DEMPSEY`S MALIBU HOME
A studio house that Franck Gehry design in 1968 for artist Ron Davis
Time has a way of domesticating what once seemed radical and avant-garde. In 1968, when Frank Gehry started work on a combined studio and residence in Malibu, California, for artist Ron Davis, the architect was still an outlier, just beginning his revolutionary experiments with forms and materials. Nearly half a century later, Gehry has won virtually every honor his profession has to offer. And the rhomboidal corrugated-metal-clad live/work space he created for Davis? Today it is the warm, artfully decorated home that actor Patrick Dempsey and family...
"We were looking for a little land and space, and a house with some architectural significance,"
"The exterior’s simplicity appealed to me, and the inside felt very expansive and calming. Everywhere you looked there was something visually pleasing."
"The house is very warm and communal, and all the vibrant spaces that Gehry devised really inspire creativity"