Trousdale Masterpiece by Rex Lotery Offers The Best of Mid-Century Design


Where: Trousdale Estates, Beverly Hills
Asking: “Price on Request”
What: A sublime house designed by Rex Lotery (1930-2007) and built in 1965, made new in a restoration project driven by a committed and enlightened owner, working with the late LA architect Stephen Shortridge and LA’s pre-eminent landscape designer, Jay Griffith. It’s a signature Lotery house, a complex composition of redwood and stucco, glass and rough aggregate concrete. Best described as a “Modernist Pavilion” the 4-bed, 3-bath, 2-half bath home is on a completely private lot, sheltered from the outside world.

What We Love: The way the materials palette- especially redwood and concrete– echo inside and out, and referencing the vintage aggregate concete in both the terrazzo flooring and retaining walls.

Below, the sublime master bath designed by Shortridge, who had been a principal in one of LA’s most innovative firms, Israel Callas Shortridge.

A glimpse of the luxurious study, which has its own private patio. Note the Giacometti andirons, which probably are not included.

More: Go to the property listing for additional details and images. Brought to market by the Sotheby’s International Homes’ team of Penelope Stipanovich, Lori Berris, and architectural specialist Marc Silver.