Many consider the Winton Guest House to be a turning point in Gehry's career.
After that project he moved into more public commissions including the Weisman Art Museum (1993) in Minneapolis, the Guggenheim Museum in Bilbao, Spain (1997), the Walt Disney Concert Hall in Los Angeles (2003), and the residential tower at 8 Spruce Street in New York City (2010). His later work continues to unify disparate materials found in the guest house, cladding them with one material as he created space that constantly challenged architectural norms.
In 1989 Gehry won the Pritzker Architecture Prize, the highest international honor an architect can receive. The jury's citation noted: "Gehry's work is a highly refined, sophisticated and adventurous aesthetic that emphasizes the art of architecture."
On a visit to Gehry's home 25 years after the guest house was completed, Penny Winton recalled being excited by Gehry's daring and creativity; she believed his work reflected a "new spirit and new energy in architecture anywhere on the globe."