Monday Delight: Photographs of Tom Ford’s $39 million Roland Coate in Holmby Hills

Yolanda was gonna write about a bunch of fun stuff this weekend, but it was so beautiful outside that we just couldn’t concentrate. Yep, we didn’t get a thing done and we don’t regret it one bit. Except the part where we’re now playing catch-up with all the other big real estate happenings going on. C’est la vie.

Anyway, we thought we’d start off the week with some real estate porn, as Our Mama would say. A lovely French lass named Cashmé Oussidé wrote in and pointed us to photographs of an incredible Holmby Hills home designed by justifiably lauded architect Roland Coate way back in 1928. In the 1950s, the property would be overhauled by similarly-lauded actor-turned-designer Billy Haines.

Located on 2+ acres of hoity-toity Delfern Drive land, the main house packs in suitably large 9,680-square-feet of living space. There is a guest house and a picturesque mid-century pool house, a total of nine bedrooms, a wood-paneled library, billiards room, caterer’s kitchen with staff dining room, formal and informal dining rooms, swimming pool, rose garden, championship tennis court, formal motor court(s) for twenty-five cars, ten-car covered parking spaces. All per the listing, natch.

We’ve written about this estate at least a couple times before, of course. It was the sixth-biggest sale in all of LA County last year (2016) and made all the headlines when the $38,750,000 buyer was revealed to be fashion mega-mogul Tom Ford. The sellers, of course, were the adult children of recently-deceased socialite and international fashion icon Betsy Bloomingdale, who resided in the home for even more decades than Yolanda’s number of ex-husbands.

Anyway, Yolanda has seen photographs of the home’s exterior and grounds, but we’ve never gotten an extended glimpse indoors before today. So thanks, Ms. Oussidé. And if these photos have already been published in any of our contemporaries’ publications, we do apologize and beg forgiveness. Not for lack of lookin’, but we couldn’t find them anywhere else.

Oh, and the house looks exactly how Yolanda would expect. Old fashioned, comfortable, elegant. Brimming with class and old money-style luxury.

Happy Monday, y’all.

2 Comment

  1. James says: Reply

    I never really understood this transaction. I thought he was so enamoured of his Richard Neutra that he never even thought of moving out of there, and certainly not to a traditional and architecturally unremarkable house such as this. And then it happened. Puzzled. Baffled.

    Perhaps his renovations will end up in a magazine. I hope so.

  2. James says: Reply

    P. S. In the end, was it designed by Paul Revere Williams or Roland Coate?

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