Ravenseye, architect Harry Gesner’s marvelous postmodern residential amalgam in Malibu, is back on the open market with yet another price chop. The sculptural house is currently priced at $9.5 million, a far cry from the $14 million ask the 4,170 sq. ft. home was issued when it first hit the market during its current bid for a new owner.
Ravenseye is at least the fourth Gesner home to be offered for sale in the past year, following the Triangle House in Tarzana, which hit the market at $4 million last spring and is currently listed at $3.35 million, the Stebel House in Hollywood Hills, which appeared last fall at $1.997 million and was promptly snapped up, and the Flying House which hit the market in Hollywood Hills for $8 million toward the end of last year and fetched an over-ask sale price in March of $9.4 million.
Of the four, Gothic-preoccupied Ravenseye is arguably the most visually fascinating. The recessed entry offers a playful riff on postmodern, with a medieval-inspired front door and blue slate landing echoing the soft blue of the home’s paint color. In back, the house boasts a rear face of soaring glass interspersed with timber.
Inside, all that glass results in a great room that is nothing if not cathedral-like. The living style is as rustic as it is adventurous in design, though, with an abundance of hardwood, slate floors, and reclaimed accents.