Live Like Jason Statham, $7MAuthor:Philip Ferrato
The hugely successful Fast & Furious franchise notwithstanding, British actor Jason Statam likes his architecture serene, Mid-Century, and in Los Angeles, where he’s become something of a hands-on architecture collector. One of Statham’s recent renovation projects, created with his long-time architect and collaborator Jeff Allsbrook of Standard Architecture, is this Mid-Century in the hills above Sunset Boulevard, new to the market at $6,995,000.
Originally conceived by Statham as an office/guest house/gym (but with 4 bedrooms and 3 baths, still well-suited for daily life) the once-tired c.1957 property was completely rehabilitated with Standard’s signature minimalist detailing, retaining little more than the original roofline.
Restrained interior design by Courtney Appelbaum reinforces the serenity with simple, often handcrafted elements– punctuated with Chandigarh chairs by Pierre Jeanneret from the ‘50s and sophisticated revivalist pieces by Carlo Bugatti from the late 19th Century.
The master suite bath was inspired by the great British minimalist architect John Pawson; throughout the house, Allsbrook told us “…the view from windows and doors were designed to be part of the space.” The deep grey, immaculately cast and polished concrete finishes appear throughout the house, and along with white walls and planked cedar ceilings that extend into the eaves, give the house an enviable visual cohesion.
Below, a sauna and stainless steel tub for ice baths (along with a high volume ice maker) are an integral part of Statham’s workouts and included in the sale.
More: The property and the design process was extensively covered in AD last month, plus you can go to the listing for additional details and images. Represented by Branden Williams and Rayni Romito Williams at the Williams & Williams Estates team at Hilton & Hyland.