Randy Lee Arnold, co-owner and co-founder of Le Palais Gourmet tea emporium in Beverly Hills, has sold his newly built minimalist home in the Sunset Strip area for $3.8 million.
He designed and built the modern-style house of three bedrooms and 3 1/2 bathrooms from the ground up over a four-year period. The 4,000-square-foot home has a two-story entry, cantilevered roof lines, an open floor plan and walls of glass revealing city-to-mountain views. A wrap-around pool was built into the home's foundation.
Arnold, whose tea shop has been a popular haunt for Hollywood stars since opening in 2003, said he took on the house "as creative therapy; realizing a vision inspired by Pierre Koenig and the vintage modern homes forever captured by architectural master photographer Julius Shulman."
His goal was to build a home that epitomized the relaxed indoor-outdoor California lifestyle.
Now that he's accomplished that, he's ready for his next project, although it won't necessarily be a home.
Bennett Carr with Sotheby's International Realty, Beverly Hills, had the listing. Susan Dishell-Abbott of Prudential California Realty's Brentwood office represented the buyer.