Archive for the ‘Bel Air’ Category

11492 Thurston Circle in Bel Air

11492 Thurston Circle
Los Angeles, CA 90049
4 BD/ 3.5 BA

Resting on a slight knoll, this redwood sheathed home, built in 1948 and designed by A. Quincy Jones, Architect, presents eye-catching projections and cantilevered balconies.  Sited on a landscaped and wooded lot nearing 1/3 of an acre, the Nordlinger House #1 would be an excellent restoration opportunity.

The floor plan of the home spreads out like a Y immediately upon entry, separating the public spaces on one side of the design and the private spaces on the other.

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11001 Bellagio Place In Bel Air

11001 Bellagio Place
Los Angeles, CA 90077
4 BR, 5 BA

This mid-century marvel in Bel Air was the personal residence of architect John B. Parkin. The spectacular home has not been on the market since it was built in 1968.

The home look like a pristine set from Mad Men, full of enviable mid-century furniture and art.

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1333 Stradella Road In Bel Air

1333 Stradella Road
Los Angeles, CA 90077

3 BR, 2 BA

We don’t post about short sales too often on Take Sunset, but this 2,660 square foot home, located in a great Bel Air neighborhood, is an interesting opportunity.

Built in 1973, the two-level home has a bit of mid-century modern design influence with high ceilings, ample windows and sliding glass doors that lead out to the expansive deck. There’s also a large dining area, galley eat-in kitchen, and spacious family room with white brick fireplace and wet bar.

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10227 Chrysanthemum Lane In Bel Air

10227 Chrysanthemum Lane
Los Angeles, CA 90077

3 BR, 3 BA

Built by architect John Reed, AIA, in 1957, the Zolotow House is located on a quite lane off Beverly Glen in Bel Air.

The 2,629 square foot post and beam features walls of glass that open to a spacious deck with treetop and canyon views from the front of the house and hillside views from the back.

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Neutra’s Staller House In Bel Air

901 Bel Air Road
Los Angeles, CA 90077

4 BR, 7 BA

The Staller House, designed by Richard Neutra in 1955, is sited on a gated and private estate in prime Bel Air.

The 6,674 square foot residence was respectfully restored by award winning architect Lorcan O’Herlihy in 2001 and features 4 bedrooms and 7 baths including a spacious master suite and his & hers baths.

There is a 4,200 bottle refrigerated wine tasting room, ample storage space, spectacular city and ocean views, and a gorgeous pool on over an acre lot.

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Vidal Sasson Renovates Neutra’s Singleton House

Vidal Sassoon revolutionized hairstyling in the 1960s. His easy-to-maintain, precision cut bobs and geometric shapes modernized women’s hair. Sassoon is credited with inventing the five-point haircut to complement the bone structure of model and Vogue creative director, Grace Coddington. He gave Mia Farrow her famous pixie cut for the 1968 film Rosemary’s Baby, and his most famous cut at the time was the asymmetrical bob or the Nancy Kwan, which he cut for the actress’s role in the 1963 comedy The Wild Affair. “My whole work, beginning in the late 1950s, came from the Bauhaus,” Sassoon explains in April’s Architectural Digest. “It was all about studying the bone structure of the face, to bring out the character. Architects have always been my heroes,” he adds.

With his love of architecture, it makes sense that in 2004 for $6 million, Sassoon and wife Ronnie purchased the iconic Singleton House designed by Richard Neutra. The home was originally commissioned in 1959 by industrialist Henry Singleton for its spectacular Bel Air location atop Mulholland Drive with views of the Pacific, downtown, the desert, and San Gabriel Mountains.

When the couple purchased the Singleton House, it was in disrepair. Just two weeks after closing, part of the roof collapsed, and a few months later a huge chunk of the property slid into the neighbor’s yard. Due to dry rot and modern code requirements, the Sassoons did extensive rebuilding of the home. They worked with contractor Scott Werker of GW Associates of L.A. to replace the damaged ceilings, pour new terrazzo floors, and remove a number of walls to create larger, brighter interior spaces. They also added a master bedroom suite, which Ronnie designed with Werker and building planner Tim Campbell. Ronnie, however, is unapologetic about any changes they made. “Unless the house is a museum, or you only spend a few weeks a year there, you just can’t live this way today. And given how valuable the land is, the house would have been torn down,” she says. (Which is exactly what is potentially happening with Richard Neutra’s 1955 Kronish House in Beverly Hills.)

After the remodel was complete, the couple turned to close friend and decorator Martyn Lawrence-Bullard for advice on the interiors. The kitchen features a Saarinen Tulip table and chairs by Knoll and built-in cabinets by Neutra; the hanging cabinet and stool are by Jean Prouvé.

Left out of the Architectural Digest article, is mention of the fact that the Sassoons have been trying to sell the Singleton House on and off since 2007. (Although, what better advertisement for the home?) They listed the 5+ acre, 4 bedroom, 5 bath residence for $20M in 2007. It was on the market for 471 days and then taken off until February of 2009, when it was re-listed with an asking price of $14.995M. It’s now back off the market.

See more of Neutra’s Singleton House, after the break!

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A. Quincy Jones In Bel Air

901 Airole Way
Los Angeles, CA 90077

4 BR, 6.5 BA

This A. Quincy Jones built in 1965 was on the market back in 2008 and now it’s back. Located in Bel Air on a prime cul-de-sac, the 8,500 square foot, gated residence is located atop a 3+ acre knoll with 300 degree views from downtown to the ocean.

Check out the interior, after the break.

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Luis Barragán Remodel In Bel Air

1150 Brooklawn Drive
Los Angeles, CA 90077

4 BR, 6 BA

The Luis Barragán Fountain home is back on the market for $5.45 million. The home was first listed in 2008 for $9.95 million and then had a number of price drops before it was leased in 2009. Originally built in 1927, the home underwent a complete remodel in 2008 by architect Tim Campbell. (Curbed has an interview with Campbell about the renovation.)

Located in the Holmby Hills section of Bel Air, the 5,500 square foot home features spectacular walls of glass, ultra high-end finishes, an open kitchen, formal dining room, spacious living room, and a separate media room with a bar. The floor to ceiling glass walls open to the famed Luis Barragán-designed pool and fountain.

The fountain, officially named Campbell Divertimento Fountain is Historic-Cultural Monument No. 637, thanks to a 1997 ruling by L.A.’s Cultural Heritage Commission. The commission states the fountain is “a signature project of Barragán, an architect of international fame and an architect of great importance to contemporary Mexican culture.”

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Candy Spelling’s $150 Million Bel Air Estate


594 S Mapleton Drive
Los Angeles, CA 90024

14 BR, 27 BA

Another day on Take Sunset, another $150 million dollar Bel Air home. Just listed publicly is Candy Spelling’s 56,500 square foot estate in Holmby Hills known simply as The Manor. Built in the early 1980s with late television producing legend Aaron Spelling, The Manor is one of the largest single-family homes in California, and one of five homes in the world that are on the market for $100 million or more, according to Forbes.com.


A winding drive leads up to this French style home, which sits on nearly five acres of land. It offers a large circular motor court and a fountain and space for 100 cars.

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10433 Scenario Lane In Bel Air


10433 Scenario Lane
Los Angeles, CA 90077

2 BR, 2 BA

This charming post and beam house  was built in 1924 and is located on a quiet street in the Beverly Glen Place neighborhood of Bel Air. It features an open living room with a fireplace and a large private balcony.


The 2 bedroom, 2 bath residence offers beautiful hardwood floors and a gorgeous backyard with outdoor lighting and ample room for entertaining.

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