The Seidenbaum Residence – a look inside Richard Dorman’s architectural masterpiece

A Grand Prix Award Winning home is on the market – here we take a tour

The Seidenbaum Residence, a home designed by Richard Dorman
(Image credit: Marc Angeles)

The Seidenbaum Residence, a home designed by Richard Dorman, is on the market for $16.5 million. Richard Dorman is a mid-century modern architect celebrated for his work in Southern California, where the Seidenbaum Residence is situated. 

The Grand Prix Award-Winning home is currently listed for the first time in 45 years. However, despite its construction in 1965, the home is a trove of modern decorating ideas. Here, we take a tour of the magnificent property. 

The Seidenbaum Residence, a home designed by Richard Dorman

(Image credit: Marc Angeles)

Located above Sunset Boulevard, the Seidenbaum Residence offers therapeutic respite from the hustle of the City of Angels.  The property offers garden boxes for growing vegetables, fruit, and flowers, with extra space for an urban garden or an outdoor living space. 

The estate includes 1.27 secluded acres and consists of two combined properties sold as one. Plus, while the exteriors are instantly associable with Richard Dorman, they are also synonymous with architect John Bertram who recently restored the property to its retro glory.

The Seidenbaum Residence, a home designed by Richard Dorman

(Image credit: Marc Angeles)

Seidenbaum Residence’s architectural splendor is something to behold; however, its interior design ideas (opens in new tab) are equally as noteworthy. The light-filled open plan living space epitomizes mid-century modern living through its neutral-toned palette that softens the natural wooden tones that surround the space. 

The Seidenbaum Residence, a home designed by Richard Dorman

(Image credit: Marc Angeles)

This area flows into the similarly-toned kitchen space that exhibits color through its statement artworks and accessories that sit amid the open shelving. The 6,151-square-foot interior showcases organic wooden floors and beams with high ceilings alongside sliding glass walls that fill the house with SoCal sunshine. 

The Seidenbaum Residence, a home designed by Richard Dorman

(Image credit: Marc Angeles)

Other significant rooms include a secret den, spacious dining room, gym, and office space that maintain the Scandinavian-style palette. The Seidenbaum Residence also boasts six bedrooms, including a master suite with dual walk-in closets, a private lounge area, and dual spa-like baths.

The Seidenbaum Residence, a home designed by Richard Dorman

(Image credit: Marc Angeles)

The master suite also uses clean white paint to frame the greens of the surrounding trees – and has reshaped our modern bedroom ideas (opens in new tab) in the process. When in doubt, take inspiration from one of the most admired properties in Los Angeles. 

The Seidenbaum Residence, a home designed by Richard Dorman

(Image credit: Marc Angeles)

Billy Rose of The Agency in Beverly Hills currently holds the $16.5 million listing. Photos courtesy of TopTenRealEstateDeals.com (opens in new tab).

Megan Slack
News Writer

Megan is a News Writer across Future Plc’s homes titles, including Livingetc and Homes & Gardens. As a News Writer, she often focuses on micro-trends, wellbeing, celebrity-focused pieces, and everything IKEA. 


Before joining Future, Megan worked as a News Explainer at The Telegraph, following her MA in International Journalism at the University of Leeds. During her BA in English Literature and Creative Writing, she gained writing experience in the US while studying in New York. Megan also focused on travel writing during her time living in Paris, where she produced content for a French travel site. She currently lives in London with her antique typewriter and expansive collection of houseplants.