Mansion Global spotlights Haya Handel and Gary Barkin 1930’s Art Deco listing
January 23, 2018
‘Zoolander’ Producer Selling Art Deco Home
Stuart Cornfeld’s 1930s home has quirky architecture, like porthole windows
An Art Deco home owned by actor and producer Stuart Cornfeld and performance artist Johanna Went is on the market in Los Angeles for $2.65 million.
The owners listed the three-bedroom home with quirky architectural details typical of the Streamline Modern design style—including rounded walls and porthole windows—on Thursday.
Mr. Cornfeld, who operates Red Hour Productions alongside actor Ben Stiller and whose credits include “The Elephant Man,” “The Fly” and “Zoolander,” bought the house in 1985, according to property records.
“We lived in the house for 30 years because we never found anything better in terms of location, aesthetic and vibe,” Mr. Cornfeld told Mansion Global via email. “It was an amazing house to have parties in and also a peaceful place to be alone in.”
Built in 1939, the home is typical of the style born from the austere 1930s, including pale stucco, chrome fittings and curved lines.
The three-story home off the Sunset Strip opens on a T-shaped common area, with the living and dining room wings ending in a rounded walls. A double-sided floating fireplace splits the living room into a main area and a cozy den, according to the listing with agents Haya Handel and Gary Barkin of the LA Realty & Design team at Pacific Union International.
The home is replete with mid-century built-ins and a skylight overhangs part of the master bedroom on the third floor. The master comes with a large walk-in vanity and opens onto one of several outdoor balconies.
The listing agents are marketing the flat rooftop as an opportunity to build an “expansive deck” that would have sweeping views over the city, including the nearby famous Chateau Marmont Hotel.
Ms. Went, a new age performance artist whose work beginning in the 1970s and ’80s featured synthesizers, homemade costumes and blood, designed the vibrant bathrooms, which include colorful mosaic tile, according to the listing.
The current owners have transformed a first-level bonus room beside the three-car garage into a wine cellar, according to the listing.
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