Courtesy of Jenna Chandler
Take us to church, Harry Gesner. In 1997, Malibu’s maverick modern architect designed this home in Las Flores Canyon that features a grand central living area evoking Lloyd Wright’s sublime glass church, Wayfarers Chapel.
At the home, dubbed “Ravenseye,” walls of glass three stories tall are inset with a towering trio of wood-framed gothic arches. The glass affords sweeping views of the Pacific Ocean—it’s like Gesner, an avid surfer, is daring you not to worship the sea.
The dramatic, airy great room is also outfitted with a fireplace, slate mosaic floors, and 25-foot vaulted, wood beam ceilings. The three-bedroom, three-bathroom Malibu home blends rustic and contemporary elements. It was built on a one-acre lot, and the property holds a pool and spa and multiple patios and decks with impressive views of the surrounding hillsides.
Refurbished since it last sold in 2008 for $3.895 million, it’s now on the market for $14 million.