Renowned architect Pierre Koenig is known for designing many award-winning homes, including the Schwartz House, Koenig House No.2, and, the most famous, the Case Study House #22. However, the home that is making headlines right now is The Michael Gantert Residence.
Built in 1981, this unique residence is one of the last homes the architect built before his death. He died in 2004. It is listed on the market for $2.3 million through Crosby Doe Associates.
Foreseeing the boom of Hollywood, young businessman Michael Gantert decided to build a home after Koenig’s famous steel and glass Case Study Houses. Situated underneath the Hollywood Reservoir, this 1,994-square foot home is located at 6431 La Punta Drive, in Los Angeles California. The cantilevered design of the home appears as though it is hovering in the mountains as part of the nature that surrounds it, a common theme that set Koenig’s work apart from other architects. Onlookers from Hollywood Boulevard will see the home as a large “cubist sculpture.”
Although at first glance The Michael Gantert Residence may not scream luxury, the home boasts modern luxury living. It features an open plan living space with spectacular views of Hollywood and the Pacific Ocean. It is also extremely private. The beautiful steel and glass home is located at the end of a cul-de-sac on a private, gated road, which means it is not accessible to the general public. It is also extremely spacious and features three bedrooms and three bathrooms. If you’re looking for luxury amenities, you will appreciate the marble baths, a large walk-in closet, dining and kitchen area and a powder room. It is a two-story home; however the street level of the home is on the second floor while the bedrooms are located below. The residence also includes three covered parking spaces.