Richard Dorman x Thomas Bina In The Hollywood Hills, $3.5M


In the words of the LA Conservancy, Richard Dorman [1922-2010] was an architect who “…helped shape the mid-century modern landscape of Los Angeles, from homes for wealthy clients to commercial and industrial buildings.” Interior designer Thomas Bina’s soulful style has helped shape modern interiors all over the world, and now his own home, a respectful reworking of this 1959 Richard Dornan Post+Beam, is on the market.

Sited above the street around a pool and patio, the interiors had been substantially altered by previous owners, so Bina’s principal task was to unify and polish the spaces. His deeply intuitive way of working is clearly evident, emphasizing the original, soaring vaulted ceilings and opening up to the outdoors with a wall of Fleetwood doors.

Thomas Bina’s furniture is available at Restoration Hardware; the company recently produced a video of his collaborations with Ed Robinson for their “Behind The Design” series.

The 1-bed, 1-bath guest cottage is visible across the entry courtyard; the open living space encompasses multiple seating areas, including an immense double-sided sofa.

The structure of the house is most visible in the kitchen/dining area, but the entire house has been unified by an expanse of new European Oak flooring.

The master suite opens to the pool deck, and in a town with a fetish for sexy, immaculately finished spa baths, this one’s near the top.

More: Go to the listing for additional images and details. Represented by agents Laura Basset, Brian Courville and JB Fung at Compass.

8015 Briar Summit Drive
4-beds, 4-baths, 3853-sq feet