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On the market: 1950s Richard Neutra-designed Singleton House in Los Angeles, California, USA – former home of Vidal Sassoon

1950s Richard Neutra-designed Singleton House in Los Angeles, California, USA
1950s Richard Neutra-designed Singleton House in Los Angeles, California, USA

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.

1950s Richard Neutra-designed Singleton House in Los Angeles, California, USA
1950s Richard Neutra-designed Singleton House in Los Angeles, California, USA

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.

1950s Richard Neutra-designed Singleton House in Los Angeles, California, USA
1950s Richard Neutra-designed Singleton House in Los Angeles, California, USA

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.

1950s Richard Neutra-designed Singleton House in Los Angeles, California, USA
1950s Richard Neutra-designed Singleton House in Los Angeles, California, USA

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.

1950s Richard Neutra-designed Singleton House in Los Angeles, California, USA
1950s Richard Neutra-designed Singleton House in Los Angeles, California, USA

Outside, there’s a private pool, open courtyards, garage, carport and long drive 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.

1950s Richard Neutra-designed Singleton House in Los Angeles, California, USA
1950s Richard Neutra-designed Singleton House in Los Angeles, California, USA

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

1950s Richard Neutra-designed Singleton House in Los Angeles, California, USA
1950s Richard Neutra-designed Singleton House in Los Angeles, California, USA