By Lauren Beale, Los Angeles Times
10:28 AM PDT, October 5, 2010
Vidal Sassoon, the stylist turned magnate whose name became synonymous with hair care products, has sold his Midcentury Modern landmark in Beverly Hills for $10 million.
Designed by Hal Levitt, the 1962 house features walls of glass, high ceilings and city-to-ocean views. Sitting behind gates at the end of a long driveway, the home has an acre and a half of grounds including a swimming pool and a guest house. There are five bedrooms and seven bathrooms in nearly 6,200 square feet of living space.
Levitt designed houses for such Hollywood mainstays as producer Walter Mirisch, director-producer Steven Spielberg and talent agent Lew Wasserman as well as commercial projects including the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences building in Los Angeles and the Riviera Hotel in Las Vegas.
Sassoon, 82, who bought the house in the '90s, had listed it in January at $17.5 million.
Another Sassoon residence, the Richard Neutra-designed Singleton House, has been on and off the market since 2007 and has been reduced to $14,995,000 from an original asking price of $19,995,000.
Kurt Rappaport and Jonas Heller of Westside Estate Agency, Beverly Hills, had the listing, and Sevak Kachadurian of the same office represented the buyer. Rappaport and Heller also have the listing of the Singleton House.
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