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LACMA curator emeritus lists modern home for lease in Hollywood Hills West

The artful modern home of Los Angeles County Museum of Art curator emeritus Maurice Tuchman is up for lease in Hollywood Hills West at $14,900 a month.

The spectacular hilltop estate, designed by museum architect Brent Saville for Tuchman, draws inspiration from the superellipse with a curved design wrapped in walls of picture windows.

Entered through a glass-lined breezeway, the 5,582 square feet of interiors feature gallery walls, formal living and dining rooms and a lower level with space for a studio or a game/media room. In the kitchen, a post-apocalyptic mural shows the Capitol Records Building eroded by nature and time.

Three bedrooms and four bathrooms include a top-floor master suite complete with a fireplace, walk-in closet and adjoining sitting room. Indonesian Ipe wood decks wrap the exterior to create additional outdoor living space while taking in sweeping city views.

An open-air bridge extends from the main house, crossing over a succulent garden, to a circular office tower. A swimming pool and pool deck complete the approximately quarter-acre setting.

Tuchman was the first full-time curator of modern art at the LACMA, a position he held for three decades. Last year, he donated his personal archive, a collection of papers spanning 50 years, to the Getty Research Institute.

Steven Dubin and Ernie Carswell of Teles Properties hold the listing.

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