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Here’s Frank Gehry’s Home For Brad Pitt’s Make It Right Org

Friday, July 13, 2012, by Sarah Firshein

Photos courtesy of Make It RightMichael Graves isn’t the only starchitect doing good these days: Frank Gehry has just completed his first home for Make It Right, the organization founded by Brad Pitt to help Hurricane Katrina rebuilding efforts.

Located in New Orleans’ hardest-hit Lower 9th Ward, the new Make It Right home is Louisiana’s only Gehry project, and it’s laid out as a front-to-back duplex (one end is painted lilac, the other is painted light pink). Cut-and-dry stats: four bedrooms, three bathrooms, a 510-square-foot roof terrace, six canopied porches, and zero “iconoclastic, swoopy structures that look like bashed-in sardine cans.” Green features (a hallmark of all Make It Right homes) include ECO by Cosentino countertops, energy-efficient water heaters, and sustainable kitchen cabinets, floors, and carpeting. I wanted to make a house that I would like to live in and one that responded to the history, vernacular and climate of New Orleans,” said the architect in a press release. “I love the colors that the homeowner chose. I could not have done it better.” One thing’s for sure: this is one heck of a nice respite from that Eisenhower Memorial catastrophe.

· All Frank Gehry coverage [Curbed National]