house by Harry Gesner with his "Cooper Wave Residence" which he designed and built on the beach of Malibu, California in The tall, shell-form roof lines of this home are glass fronted offering spectacular views of the Pacific Ocean.
We’ve met our latest imaginary boyfriend in the pages of the new coffee-table book Houses of the Sundown Sea. Harry Gesner is movie-star handsome and surfs every day near his Malibu house.
Still surfing, designing homes and inventing, environmentally conscious Modernist architect Harry Gesner will celebrate his birthday Saturday with a book signing and art show at the Malibu Lumber Yard.
The Cooper Wave House, Malibu California, The concrete pillars underneath were added fairly recently as coastal erosion threatened the building and extra shoring was needed.
Cooper Residence, the "Wave House" by Harry Gesner, Malibu, 1959, an inspiration for the Sydney Opera House.
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Contemporary photo of the Kimball house designed by inventor, surfer, WWII hero, and renowned Malibu architect Harry Gesner in the Photo: Juergen Nogai
Front facade of Harry Gesner's Scantlin House, Los Angeles, whose more private rear looks over a lap pool and a view of the cityscape below.
The Kimball House by Harry Gesner. The tumbledown rocky banks are gone and the underside of the bridge is filled in, but the house still captures the beauty of the canyon, connecting its walls across space.
In the world of architects, Malibu's Harry Gesner is a legend -- a debonair longboard surfer who, at 86 years old, still paddles on his knees to just pas.
Scantlin House |1965 | California | Harry Gesner | photo by Juergen Nogai