A newly restored mid-century modern gem designed by Richard Dorman, one of Los Angeles master architects, is on the market for $ 16.5 million.
residence, according to property records, owned by a trust listed Tuesday with Billy Rose, the founder and vice president of the agency.
The sellers bought the restored home in the celebrity-centered community of Mandeville Canyon about five years ago and bought the neighboring lot when it became available and tore down the existing house that lay on the other lot, Rose said.
“They wanted to make it an incredible property, but when Covid hit, they made no progress and their kids moved out and they would not take on the job or live in such a big house,” Mr. Said Rose.
Architect John Bertram of Los Angeles, who has made a name for himself by reviving Richard Neutra’s mid-century home, restored the home, Rose said.
Dorman, who had his own office in
was known for its residential and commercial buildings and the use of post-and-beam construction. He completed this particular home in 1959.
The quiet secluded compound, which is a block across Sunset Boulevard, covers just over 1.25 acres.
“The party is magical,” said Mr. Rose. “It’s hard to find lots of this size in Los Angeles in a prime location. The two properties own this beautiful country road that can be closed and made into your own private driveway. ”
The house of 6,151 square meters has six bedrooms and seven bathrooms. The lower floor has four guest suites, a gym / office, a formal dining room, a den, a two-story entrance gallery and an open kitchen / family room surrounded by glass.
“The house is modern, but feels like the second era,” said Mr. Rose. “When you live in the gorge, you lose light, but this house that has high ceilings is at the mouth of the gorge, so you get incredible light.”
The main suite, which is upstairs, has double walk-in closet, double spa-like baths, a large lounge and a private office.
“It’s about 1,500 square feet and it has a balcony,” Mr. Rose about the bedroom. “It is one of the best primary suites in town.”
There is also a guest suite above the garage.
Sliding glass walls open the home up to the lush landscaped property framed by trees.
There is a large flat yard, which is rare for the area, and garden boxes designed for growing vegetables, fruits and flowers. Halfway up the hill there is another flat area that can be used as a playground for children or for holding dinner parties.
“Mandeville Canyon is an equestrian area that gives you rights to riding,” said Mr. Rose and added that “you could move into this house right away or add anything, such as a pool or a pool house, that you want.”
The sellers were not immediately available for comment, he added.