Vidal Sassoon's Richard Neutra-Designed Residence
In the 1960s, Vidal Sassoon revolutionized hairstyling with his geometric, "Bauhaus-inspired" bob, an easy-to-maintain look that was meant to free women from the "tyranny of the salon." Like his outlook on hair care, the late stylist's taste in architecture was all about clean lines and cutting-edge design.
Owned By: Legendary hairdresser Vidal Sassoon and wife Ronnie
Listed By: Kurt Rappaport of Westside Estate Agency
Known as the Singleton House, this Los Angeles abode was designed by famed modern architect Richard Neutra in 1959. Sassoon and his wife, Ronnie, purchased the home for $6 million in 2004 and revived it from near dilapidation -- part of the roof collapsed just two weeks after closing. According to Architectural Digest, the couple replaced damaged ceilings, poured new terrazzo floors and removed several walls to create larger, brighter rooms.
A series of concrete steps leads to the entrance of the low-slung residence, which -- to our delight -- still contains built-in cabinets and a platform bed designed by Neutra. Walls of glass enclose nearly every room, connecting the interior spaces to the surrounding courtyards, gardens and swimming pool.
The Sassoons listed their restored estate for $19.995 million in 2007, but didn't find a buyer. Following Vidal's death earlier this year, the home recently reappeared on the market for $17.995 million.