Blumhouse Productions founder Jason Blum has a slew of new films coming this year. The producer of Whiplash and BlacKkKlansman has a new spot to call home as well—a Frank Gehry-designed contemporary nestled in a particularly green and secluded corner of Santa Monica’s Rustic Canyon community.
Featuring a forbidding set of black, solid steel gates as a preamble, the home’s sense of inviolate privacy is astonishing from the outset. What follows is a driveway flanked by lush landscaping, which terminates in front of a 1981-built postmodern house that blends industrial and modern designs.
The interiors of the main house use poured concrete, hardwood, plentiful glass, and industrial flourishes including guywire supports, a barn door or two, and steel balustrades. It’s also expressed according to an astute eye for color and style; the kitchen blends blue-stained cabinetry with stainless and slab marble, resulting in a space that blends modern philosophy, contemporary flash, and commercial influence.
Other notable details of the property include a guesthouse with an alpine-rustic exterior.
The lot is spectacular, a green glade that makes the hanging lounge bed look like an organic feature. The putting green looks packed in and disrupts somewhat, but railroad tie and gravel walkways make up for it, and anyway any successful producer needs a putting green, as everyone knows.