AD Visits: Patrick Dempsey at His Malibu Home / Architectural Digest / 2014

AD Visits: Patrick Dempsey at His Malibu Home / Architectural Digest / 2014


Footnotes

"That building unlocked a whole lot of possibilities," [Gehry] recalled. "I spent a lot of time out there, sitting and looking, watching where the shadows and the sunlight fell. I began to play with those reflections, exploring their visual and emotional potentials." ➡︎

The luxurious outdoor entertaining and play areas add a gracious dimension to a house that, despite its interior emendations and refinements, remains a somewhat unconventional setup for a family of five. "The house is very warm and communal, and all the vibrant spaces that Gehry devised really inspire creativity," says Jillian, who maintains a sculpture studio and jewelry workshop on the mezzanine level. "But it has its challenges," she continues with a laugh. "The kitchen is pretty small, and you can hear every sound that’s made all over the house. Occasionally Patrick and I use the Airstream parked in the garden for date night." ➡︎

Mister and Missus Dempsey, who continue to own an ultra-modern micro-compound in Venice acquired in late 2014 for $1.925 million, sold their fetchingly photogenic Malibu compound in June 2015 for $15 million to billionaire investor and philanthropist Sid Bass and just last month the Pacific Palisades mini-mansion she bought in July 2015 for $6 million and moved in to after they separated was sold to actor turned “Crazy Heart” writer/director/producer Scott Cooper for $7.575 million. ➡︎


Extras

◼︎ Patrick Dempsey's Malibu spread goes for $500,000 over the asking price / Neal J. Leitereg / Los Angeles Times / 2015


Sources

◼︎ Frank Gehry: The Evolution of a Master / Leon Whiteson / Los Angeles Times / 1989

◼︎ Patrick Dempsey's Malibu House Designed by Frank Gehry / Mayer Rus / Architectural Digest / 2014

◼︎ Newly Reconciled Patrick and Jillian Dempsey Quietly Buy in Malibu / Mark David / Variety / 2016


Dodge House 1916 / Esther McCoy & Robert Snyder / 1965

Dodge House 1916 / Esther McCoy & Robert Snyder / 1965

Gehry Residence, 2012 AIA Twenty-five Year Award Recipient / AIA / 2012

Gehry Residence, 2012 AIA Twenty-five Year Award Recipient / AIA / 2012