Friends, my favorite little distraction is keeping me from doing much work. Or sleeping, or eating, or doing anything even vaguely productive, for that matter. So today’s post is a quickie home tour of Vidal Sassoon’s 1959 Richard Neutra designed home. Named The Singleton Residence, it’s on the market for a mere $14, 995, 000. I thought about rounding that up to $15 million, but the “995” made me laugh — that pricing strategy ain’t tricking no one, Vidal. Because it obviously costs major money to live in a house with a name. Or we could all name our houses something aspirational and pretend to live the high life. I shall call my home Rancho Cucamonga. I know it’s a town, bitches, but I like it.
So, back to the Singleton Residence, and its 5 acres of Bel Air goodness.
Ah, so fresh and pretty with its manicured grounds and splashy pool and white white white.
Yes it’s so mid century, so age appropriate. Except for this:
WTF??? This is a giant stinky tail hanging off the place where a person normally sleeps. And that slasher painting over the headboard is not restful. This does not make me say, “ooo la la,” Sassoon.
Someone agreed with me.
El zebra muete’s final resting place is much less offensive.
That’s it for today, folks, but tune in for next week’s Round Top report and maybe — just maybe — an update on my dining room crisis. Things are moving at a snail’s pace round here, but my mother in law is coming to help out for the weekend and I’m looking forward to getting a few things done. Or sleeping…