Skip to main content
898 Commonwealth Avenue Venice, CA 90291
3 beds
4 baths
3,898 sq ft

Listing courtesy of Julia Hodges, Crosby Doe Associates, Inc..

Contact Me to Learn More

Anthony Marguleas

Anthony Marguleas


DRE# 01173073

Property Description

First Offering: The John Baldessari Gallery Residence, 2018, Frank O. Gehry, CC, FAIA. John Baldessari and Frank Gehry! As impossible to pigeonhole a style of these giants of art and architecture, so it is with their collaboration on John’s own home, the model of which was featured center at LACMA’s Frank Gehry Retrospective. It’s modern, of course, and constructed of the finest materials and accessories available, but in understanding the work, and its success, these terms seem almost irrelevant. It is probably best described in terms of function.Frank and John were friends. From stories about John, one can imagine a request that may have gone like this: Frank, I’m tired of traipsing up and down stairs every time I want something from the kitchen. I want my bedroom to be just steps from everything: my art, my library, the kitchen, and an outdoor place where I can enjoy a cigar, a glass of wine, and a view of the golf course next door. Frank achieved these requirements by pinwheeling the living space and gallery around a cloistered heptagonal courtyard, thus referencing, if not by shape, the program of the early California Missions. Reversing tradition, the master bedroom is on the ground floor, while the guest bedrooms are on the second floor. An elevator contiguous to the master bedroom ascends to the rooftop patios with golf course and city vistas.

Property Details & Features

Property Type

  • Single Family Residence

Year Built

  • 2018


  • 5 total bathrooms
  • 3 full bathrooms
  • 2 half bathrooms


  • 3 bedrooms


  • 3898.00 living sqft
  • Common walls: No Common Walls
  • Patio
  • Patio and porch features: Roof Top
  • 2 stories
  • Built in 2018
  • Entry location: Ground Level – no steps


  • Block
  • Wood


  • 2 garage spaces


  • Forced Air


  • Inside


  • Listing ID: 22164795
  • 1795.79 per sqft
  • 52 days on market


  • MLS area: C11 – Venice
  • County: Los Angeles


  • 0.2348 acres
  • 10,226 sqft


  • 2 spaces
  • Direct Garage Access


  • No Permits


  • Golf Course
  • City Lights
  • Zoning: LAR1

Security System

  • Gated Community


  • Sewer Paid


  • Tinted Windows
  • Skylight(s)

Mortgage Calculator

Let’s Talk

You’ve got questions and we can’t wait to answer them.

We use cookies and tracking technology in connection with your activities on our website. By viewing and using our website, you consent to our use of cookies and tracking technology in accordance with our Privacy Policy.