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Harry Gesner, designer of Malibu Wave House, dies at 97

Los Angeles surfer-architect Harry Gesner, a pioneer of sustainable design whose Malibu Wave House created a worldwide splash, has died. He was 97. The designer whose houses straddled California canyons, perched over beaches and jutted from cliffs, died June 10 at his Sandcastle home in Malibu, the New York Times reported. The cause was complications of cancer, said his stepson, Casey Dolan.
LOS ANGELES, CA
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Harry Gesner, designer who created Malibu’s crested ‘Wave House,’ dies at 97

Harry Gesner was an architect who didn’t have a fancy degree — or, for many years, even an architectural license. In fact, the sum total of his training consisted of attending lectures by Frank Lloyd Wright, then working as a carpenter. The lack of credential was little deterrent to Gesner, who over the course of his life designed and crafted dozens of prized homes around Los Angeles.
LOS ANGELES, CA
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Harry Gesner, California architect in tune with nature, dies at 97

To design a great house, California architect Harry Gesner believed, you needed to spend time at the property, not at the drawing board. While working on a home for one of his high-profile clients — a logging baron, a swimsuit magnate, a Hollywood legend with eight Oscar nominations to his name — he would spend hours at the site, studying the wind and sun and seeking inspiration from the view.
MALIBU, CA
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