Vidal Sassoon’s Modernist Retreat
Known as the Singleton House, the work of the modernist master Richard Neutra was commissioned in the mid-’50s by industrialist Henry Singleton for a site on a spectacular peak atop Mulholland Drive. Views from the property take in the Pacific and the shiny skyscrapers of downtown, as well as the desert and San Gabriel Mountains. The legendary stylist and his wife, Ronnie, bought the house and reinvigorated the iconic Richard Neutra house in the hills of Bel Air
The pool terrace is furnished with teak chaises by Timothy Moynihan; they are modeled after a 1941 design by French modernist Charlotte Perriand. The garden stones were reportedly put in place by sculptor Isamu Noguchi when the house was built.
The kitchen features a Saarinen Tulip table and chairs by Knoll and built-in cabinets by Neutra; the hanging cabinet and stool are by Jean Prouvé.
Turning the World Upside Down (1996) by Anish Kapoor stands in a courtyard; the 1954 Loop chairs are by Willy Guhl.
A gallery displays works by, from left, Étienne Hajdu, Ellsworth Kelly, and Lucio Fontana; the benches are by Perriand.
The living room is an album of modern classics, including Visiteur armchairs by Prouvé, a Perriand cocktail table, and, over the fireplace, Alexander Calder’s Escutcheon (1954).
In the bedroom, the armchair is vintage Osvaldo Borsani, and the sculpture is a 1964 piece by Harry Bertoia. Serge Mouille sconces flank Concetto Spaziale, a 1963 Fontana painting.
The 1950s stool is by Perriand, and the chair is an Erwine and Estelle Laverne design; the towels are by Pratesi.
Photographed and Produced by Todd Eberle for Architectural Digest.