LACMA curator emeritus lists artful Hollywood Hills West home for sale

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The home of Los Angeles County Museum of Art curator emeritus Maurice Tuchman has come on the market in Hollywood Hills West at $5.75 million and it is a work of art itself.

Designed by museum architect Brent Saville for Tuchman, the hilltop compound employs curved walls of windows and elliptical shapes.

Panoramic views take in the mountains, ocean and the cityscape. A pair of intentionally placed windows on the main floor bring in vistas of two different worlds – one shows protected canyon parkland in its natural state while the window beside it frames the man-made environment of downtown Los Angeles.


In the kitchen there’s an apocalyptic look at the future in a tile mural depicting the ruins of the Capitol Records Building overtaken by nature and time.

The top-level master suite features a fireplace, a mammoth walk-in closet with cabinetry, a bathroom and an adjoining sitting room. A lower level provides space for a studio or game/media room.

There are three bedrooms, four bathrooms and 5,582 square feet of living space. Durable ipe wood decks create additional outdoor living areas.

A bridge above the glass-enclosed entry breezeway connects the main house to an office tower near the swimming pool. A succulent garden trails down the cliff between the main house and the swimming pool. Unfinished space below the pool could be turned into a studio.

The custom furnishings were designed specifically for the house, which had its star turn in the 1999 film “The Limey.”

Marcie Hartley of Hilton & Hyland/Christie’s International Real Estate is the listing agent.


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