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New Video Takes A Look Inside A $25 Million Los Angeles Midcentury Mansion

One of the most important aspects of renovating a mid-century modern home—the popular architectural style with surprising staying power—is preserving the structure’s original character and implementing updates to suit a 21st-century lifestyle. century, says a Los Angeles-based designer. developer Philippe Naouri.

Specializing in mid-century restoration, Naouri has renovated and redesigned some of Los Angeles’ most prized Modernist gems, including one of his most recently completed projects, a $24.95 million Trousdale Estates mansion.

“Nobody really wanted to take on the project because the house was a historic home so you have to save it,” the French-born designer shared in a recent video tour of the six-bedroom, eight-bathroom home.

“Everything is actually original. We were very careful to mimic the original woodwork.”

The minimalist residence was built in 1959 for Parisian actress Corinne Calvet, with designs by master architect Rex Lotery, a somewhat underappreciated genius, according to Naouri.

“Lotery was one of the greatest architects of the 20th century, but he is only known to people who really know architecture.”

The property was finally bought in 2017 by Naouri, who, together with Eric Choi of Maison d’Artiste and in collaboration with Studio Tim Campbell, embarked on the four and a half year restoration with impressive results.

Originally 4,300 square feet, the house was expanded to more than double its size, making 8,800 square feet.

Staples of Midcentury styling can be seen in the selection of materials such as rich wood accents, terrazzo floors and the use of muted stone.

Light flows through glass walls, clerestory windows and skylights. An airy feel is further enhanced by the open floor layout, as well as an atrium and see-through fireplace.

Modern amenities such as a temperature-controlled wine room, a spacious cinema room and spa bathrooms provide a home with contemporary comfort.

The over half acre property centers in a uniquely shaped zero edge pool that mirrors the lines of the exterior of the house. Brazilian-inspired landscaping and a hillside location provide both intimacy and privacy.

The 1061 Loma Vista modern masterpiece, Beverly Hills, is on Mick Partridge’s list of Beverly Hills-based Hilton & Hyland and may have seen extensive updates, but its appeal has remained quintessentially Midcentury, Naouri says.

“We have doubled the size of the house, but no one can see it because it was made with respect for the architecture.”

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