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The Gesner Cocoon House

The Gesner Cocoon location offers a spacious private and peaceful setting with spectacular mountain views. Located three miles from the Pacific Ocean. Designed by the world-renowned architect Harry Gesner. It compliments and blends in with the site’s natural surroundings and pristine environment. This Aerodynamic Gesner design inspired the Sydney opera house. The wood deck is complimented with a large renaissance fire caldron. The interior design is comprised of elegant arched areas. A kitchenet, Living room, bedroom, bathroom, and dressing room. There is a spacious hilltop deck and spa with panoramic views and custom seating. The spa has a retractable wood cover for additional site space. A lower campfire space is surrounded by large natural boulders. This includes custom reclining benches, accent lighting. There are numerous unique relaxing spaces with hammocks, natural seating, and a day bed area. Wonderful trees, plants, and rock landscaping accent the site spaces. This property has several bathrooms and staging areas. Office space and a crew bathroom. Free Wi-Fi, 100 indoor and outdoor power outlets. 230 Volt power is available. It is perfect for events as a private escape with the freedom to explore many wide-open spaces. Directions: This 12-acre site is located with-in the Los Angeles 30-Mile Studio Zone. Located on the Mulholland scenic highway in unincorporated Malibu, Los Angeles County. 6 minutes from the Pacific Coast Highway and 18 minutes from Westlake Village. Please ask for our brochure for simple directions to the location to make your trip easy. Free Wi-Fi, comfortable upper parking for 25 cars or several large event RV’s. We are upgrading to Star Link which will provide Higher Band Width. Street parking for 15 cars. The property is fully sanitized after each event. Walk the serene and peaceful hiking and equestrian trails among the amazing spring flowers! Very quick food delivery services are available through Door-Dash, Postmates, Grub-Hub and others. We hope you find our special space. Please leave a message for the site manager and she will contact you about your needs. Note: A new separate special unique space on this large site is near completion. The luxury retro airstreams. Listed available as a separate shooting location.

Category and style

House, Ranch

Americana/Anywhere America, Art Deco, Asian, Bohemian, Bungalow, Cabin, Craftsman, Dated/Retro, Desert, Exotic/Tropical, High Tech, Mid-century Modern, Contemporary Modern, Southwestern, Ranch Style, Rustic, Spanish, Trailer Park/Manufactured Home, Zen


Private parking for 25 cars

Truck / motorhome on site parking: On property

Available parking lot or parking structure nearby

Permit zone

Address most likely falls into the following permit zone: Malibu. Please confirm with the host.
Giggster offers in-house coordinating for obtaining film and still photo permits. Call (323)-467-9265 to inquire about obtaining a permit, permit pricing or visit our FAQ section to learn more. Please note this number is not for contacting your location host, if you wish to reach out to the host please click Message Host on the location listing.

Location details

Property size (sq ft):
1300 sq ft
Lot size:
43560 sq ft
Main floor number:

Location Rules

Use of restroom(s) for a crew of 15 people or less is allowed


Air Conditioning
Hair/Makeup area


Double Sink
Large Shower
Modern Bathroom
Spa Bathtub
Cathedral Ceiling
Coffered Ceiling
Conventional Ceiling
Cove Ceiling
Exposed Beams
High Ceiling
Ornate Ceiling
Suspended Ceiling
Vaulted Ceiling
Dutch Doors
French Doors
Glass Doors
Ornate Doors
Pivot Doors
Wood Doors
Circle Driveway
Gravel/Dirt Driveway
Long Driveway
BBQ Grill
Exterior Shower
Front yard
Guest House
Helicopter Pad
Large Grounds
Large Fireplace
Modern Fireplace
Rustic Fireplace
Stone Fireplace
Dance Floor
Dark Wood Floor
Light Wood/Whitewash Floor
Desert Garden
Dirt Yard/No Grass
Japanese Garden
Large Yard
Overgrown Garden
Tropical Garden
Dressing Room
Home Bar
Home Office
Home Theatre
Open Floor Plan
Walk-in closet
Breakfast Nook
Bright Kitchen
Country Kitchen
Dated/50's to 70's Kitchen
Granite Countertop
Open Kitchen
Stainless Steel Kitchen
Wood Kitchen Cabinets
Wood Kitchen Countertop
Black Bottom Pool
Jacuzzi/Hot Tub
Round Pool
Tropical Pool
Front Porch
Porch Swing
Wood Deck
Wrap-Around Porch
Gun Range/Archery
Curved Stairs
Mountain/Vista View
Rooftop View
Valley View
Colored Walls
Glass Wall
Texture Walls
White Walls
Wood-Paneled Walls
Floor-to-Ceiling Windows
Hinged/Casement Windows
Sash/Up And Down/Hung Windows
Slider Windows

Crew access

Street Level
Wheelchair / Handicap Access
Featured Reviews
beth t.
3 months ago
AMAZING location! Cocoon is extremely photogenic and there are tons of cool spots on the property. Lisa was so accommodating and lovely. We had an awesome shoot. highly recommend.
Exact location provided after booking