Legendary Architect Harry Gesner’s Malibu Creation Called Ravenseye Wants $14M
Few architects feel more distinctly Malibu than self-taught Harry Gesner. The 95-year-old design wunderkind still lives in the beach city, surrounded by a dazzling array of his work. There’s the iconic Wave House, of course, built in 1957 and sitting on the beach ever since, an answer to all of the ocean’s crests and angles. Not far from that site lies the less famed but equally interesting Ravenseye, now on the market asking $14 million. A futuristic, spaceship-like marvel in the hills above the Las Flores Canyon, the modern home shaped like an eye watches over all of Malibu.
At once choppy and clean in the way that only Gesner’s work could be, Ravenseye is fronted by huge walls of glass sliced through by wooden arches Gothic in essence. The great room with 30-foot ceilings ups the wow-factor and effortlessly impresses with endless ocean views.
Spanning 4,500 square feet and counting three bedrooms and three bathrooms within its floorplan, the home also features a series of patios and terraces that cascade serenely towards the sea. With its wildfire-prone location in mind, Ravenseye’s stone masonry was designed to efficiently resist flames.
Gesner, who briefly apprenticed under Frank Lloyd Wright and is also an inventor, has a distinct perspective. It’s not often one of his masterpieces is available to purchase, so this opportunity is a rare treat.