Schnabel House

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By Lizzie Garrett Mettler<br>
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Frank Gehry&#39;s Schnabel House in Brentwood has been called many things: deconstructivist design (which Gehry says is inaccurate), free-form architecture, career watershed, status symbol, family home, sculpture. When Jon Platt, <a class="taxInlineTagLink" id="EVHST000005162" title="Tony Awards" href="/topic/entertainment/theater/tony-awards-EVHST000005162.topic">Tony Award</a>-winning producer of &quot;Angels in America&quot; and a current producer of &quot; <a class="taxInlineTagLink" id="ENTPM000000016" title="Wicked (musical)" href="/topic/entertainment/theater/musical-theater/wicked-%28musical%29-ENTPM000000016.topic">Wicked</a>&quot; on Broadway, moved into the 5,700-square-foot residence in 2006, it became something else: passion project. He went on to spend four years &quot;invisibly shepherding this house into the 21st century.&quot; His mission was to &quot;take this gorgeous piece of art that happens to be a home&quot; and equip it with features expected of a high-tech residence in 2010. Oh, and do it in a way that pleased Gehry.
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By Lizzie Garrett Mettler

Frank Gehry's Schnabel House in Brentwood has been called many things: deconstructivist design (which Gehry says is inaccurate), free-form architecture, career watershed, status symbol, family home, sculpture. When Jon Platt, Tony Award-winning producer of "Angels in America" and a current producer of " Wicked" on Broadway, moved into the 5,700-square-foot residence in 2006, it became something else: passion project. He went on to spend four years "invisibly shepherding this house into the 21st century." His mission was to "take this gorgeous piece of art that happens to be a home" and equip it with features expected of a high-tech residence in 2010. Oh, and do it in a way that pleased Gehry.

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