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Frank Gehry! Heard of him?

Of course you have!!!

If there is ANY CHANCE you don’t recognize the household name of “the most important architect of our age,” here’s a quick survey via Google Image search.

Now that we are all up to speed…… check this out.

In the depths of my mind there lie this fantasy idea…. that as I was on the apartment hunt – I might reach out to Staff at KCRW where I work.

In this fantasy…. I hear back from Frances Anderton, (who is not only a friend, a Producer of 2 KCRW news show, host and creator of the Design & Architecture show (and the blog that I help her with), she is also LA’s Dwell Magazine editor…… anyway, in my fantasy – she responds.

BTW – This is my facebook post from last Friday night when I discovered Frances’ video about Venice as part of PBS’ Departures series.

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How I love to dream, so, back to the fantasy, Frances says something to me like:

there is one, maybe even two, apartment(s) currently available in our building. It’s a great location — an early, early design by F. Gehry, situated West of Lincoln, South of OP Boulevard, just minutes from the station, and from Main Street and the ocean.

HA!
Oh wait, she didn’t say that in my fantasy — she said that in real life. It happened. This is bigger than me. My silly girl daydream fantasy became REAL.

I forwared it to Joel — along with something like this:

HOLY SHIT >>>>>>>>>>
a Frank Gehry design apartment………………

Sorry for the curse Momma, it’s a Frank Gehry apartment in an incredible location.

Meanwhile, let’s all hold our breath and see what Joel says. It is $300 more than the top of the monthly budget. The crazy thing is, I would have guessed a much higher rent for the area and other details, but I am forced to further imagine this isn’t the kind of place that hits the normal rental circuit and we are just EXTREMELY fortunate.

Either way, I’m going to arrange a visit with Frances and her adorably hilarious husband (read this post about his take on a Jonathan Adler/Simon Doonan soiree and you’ll see). It starts like this:

Got to the party site last night and my sardonic, inner, underfed crank thought, great, another twee little interior design scene party, ‘Yay, how substantial is this about to be?’

I made Heffe do some weird stalkerish drive by thing last night where I got out and creeped around the building for just a second. It’s ADORABLE and on a hill. Dear lord, I love me a house on a hill.

Love,
Betsy

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7 Responses
  • Sarah
    March 30, 2012

    I’m smiling…had to read the post twice but I think I get it & I can’t wait to see this apartment

  • Betsy
    March 30, 2012

    I’m frowning… I’m pretty sure its not gonna happen.

    But, I’ll go see it, and share pics of what i see.

  • Emily
    March 31, 2012

    I’m working on an exhibition that opens in September and Frank Gehry’s designing the installation. Wanna be my date to the opening? I think it’s September 12.

    • Betsy
      March 31, 2012

      YES!

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