A lot of us swooned when we saw Patrick and Jillian Dempsey’s warm and laid-back Malibu home in Architectural Digest last year. Since then, they announced that they’re divorcing and selling their Frank Gehry-designed “Tin House.”
The article in AD says Gehry designed the “rhomboidal corrugated-metal-clad” house in 1968 as a combination studio and residence for artist Ron Davis.
Speaking of Gehry, he just designed Facebook’s new headquarters in Menlo Park. It’s being called “the largest open floor plan in the world” with 430,000 square feet. You can see photos of it at Arch Daily.
This is how the house looked in AD last year:
And here’s an overhead view of the space in the listing today:
Dempsey said, “We were looking for a little land and space, and a house with some architectural significance. The exterior’s simplicity appealed to me, and the inside felt very expansive and calming.”
Here’s how the kitchen looked in Architectural Digest (below). Can you spot the styling differences?
The house has 3 bedrooms, 3.5 baths, and 5,547 square feet.
The house sits on over 3 acres with ocean views: “It’s geared for family fun and entertainment, with a pool surrounded by a recycled-wood deck, a large seating area around a fire pit, a climbing wall and a pizza oven.”
The property surrounding the house is pretty amazing itself, especially when you consider the house once sat on “an undeveloped dirt parcel, with an asphalt drive and no proper outdoor living spaces.”
There’s even an Airstream parked in the garden that guests can hang out in:
Dempsey just bought a modern beach house that he’s moving to. You can see the photos on Variety.
Patrick and Jillian were photographed under that pergola above for AD with their daughter Talula and twin sons Darby and Sullivan:
They’re asking $14.5 million for the Tin House. For more photos and information: the Hilton & Hyland listing, Zillow blog, and the March 2014 feature in Architectural Digest (photography by Roger Davies; styling by Carlos Mota).
*SPOILER ALERT for those of you who haven’t seen Grey’s Anatomy lately — I’m going to discuss it a little below!
Any “Grey’s Anatomy” fans out there still mourning Derek Shepherd’s death on the show? He was one of my favorite characters. Please note that I resisted the urge to describe his house as “McDreamy,” which I think I should get points for. 😉