Other People’s Homes: Vidal Sassoon’s Neutra House

9 Nov

From the site Wowhaus, a look at the Richard Neutra house that belonged to Vidal Sassoon.  I really do have a jones to live in California if only for these magnificent homes with magnificent pools.  Sigh.  Is it really unrealistic to have a pool in the Pacific Northwest???

Credit to Rachael Gibson for spotting a stunner, this 1950s Richard Neutra-designed Singleton House in Los Angeles, California, USA, which was the last home of hairdressing guru Vidal Sassoon.

It’s a stunning example of midcentury modern, with Neutra designing this iconic house in 1959. It’s described as ‘one of the most significant Modern homes in America’ by the agent and we certainly aren’t going to disagree. It also gets you a prestigious Mulholland Drive postal address too, which adds to the appeal, no doubt.

The house has been restored with ‘integrity, taste, and sophistication’ by Sassoon according to that same agent, although you can perhaps make your own mind up on that. We certainly don’t have any complaints about its minimalist interior, while the exterior is right out of a movie set. Vidal Sassoon loved architecture and this house is testament to it.

In terms of the space here, that’s down as being four bedrooms and five bathrooms (the master bedroom being described as ‘incredible’), along with kitchen, dining room, ‘bonus’ room, guest and maid’s quarters, living room, media and music room and laundry as far as we can make out, but that’s obviously only a fraction of the tale of this single-storey house. The images tell it better.

Outside, there’s a private pool, open courtyards, garage, carport and long drive behind the gate. It also sits in an impressive 5+ acre plot with tasteful gardens. It’s a house for entertaining – and if you owned it, you’d be a fool not to show this place off.

Of course, owning this Bel Air home is just a dream for most of us. The price has gone down since it was last marketed, but is still at $17,995,000. There’s a huge Euromillions draw tonight – you might need a ticket if you have aspirations for this place.

Find out more at the Redfin website


6 Responses to “Other People’s Homes: Vidal Sassoon’s Neutra House”

  1. Jacque November 9, 2012 at 9:29 am #

    Neutra is god.

  2. Dana@Mid2Mod November 9, 2012 at 9:28 am #

    I love this house! I hadn’t seen this set of photos of it. When I posted about it back in June, I attracted the attention of a Neutra fan who really, really hated what the Sassoons had done to the house, and he persistently wrote several long, somewhat incoherent comments bemoaning the job they did restoring the house. Maybe you’ll get lucky and stay under his radar.

    • November 9, 2012 at 9:45 am #

      Thanks for the head’s up! I didn’t see your post in June or I would have referenced it too! Hopefully I won’t attract the attention of the discontented!

  3. janis nicolay November 9, 2012 at 9:10 am #

    That’s quite the incredible home. Sadly, I don’t think we can afford it right at this time 😉 I just returned from a shoot in Palm Springs – the home was mid-century modern and all kinds of amazing. Palm Springs really is the mecca for these homes. Sigh. One day…

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