By Ruth Doherty
The first home that renowned designer Philippe Starck bought in America has gone on sale in LA for $2.8 million.
Although Philippe does not own the home any more, the interiors are design-led and eclectic, with pieces modern retro and quirky pieces from B&B Italia, Cassina, Driade, Kartel, Cappellini and Maxalto.
Philippe Starck is one of the world's most successful designers, having worked on over 10,000 projects, from furniture to yachts to food and buildings, bringing his post-modern, playful and innovative styles to a series of interiors.
The designer was born in Paris in 1949, and his furniture can be admired at MOMA in New York City, the Musée National d'Art Moderne in Paris and the Design Museum in London.
Starck has enjoyed success designing hotels, restaurants and cultural buildings and later, of course, added a furniture line, bringing affordable designer chic to homes, including the iconic Ghost Chair. He also famously designed Steve Jobs' yacht, Venus, which was completed a year after his death.
Starck’s former LA home was built in 1953, the two-storey house opened up to create vast indoor and outdoor spaces with vaulted-and-beamed ceilings.
Measuring 2,900 square feet with three bedrooms and three baths, the climate-controlled interior can be opened almost completely to the outdoor decks, petite pool, outdoor kitchen and dining areas all surrounded by privacy walls and shrubs with treetop views from the second floor.
The beautifully tranquil master bedroom is painted white with natural wood furniture mixed with Baroque accessories, and leads straight out onto the pool decking.
Other bedrooms show off a flair for popping colour and eclectic furniture in glamorous metallics.
The marble-clad kitchen oozes glamorous vibes, high-end finishes and a statement chandelier.
Head into the living room and you'll find another bright, flamboyant space with quirky furniture and popping yellow walls. There's also a vibrant home office space, with bustling shelves lit up with mini jewel-toned lamps.
And, when you're ready to go and soak up the Californian sunshine, there's a smart outdoor space just perfect for al fresco feasts and entertaining.
There's a bijou wade pool to cool off in style, a fully kitted outdoor kitchen and a vaulted outdoor dining area that echoes the vaulted structure inside.
The quirky styling continues outdoors, with a cool steel pig serving as a side table; there's also a stylish outdoor kitchen, dining table, and sumptuous sofa. The perfect spot for an LA sundowner.
Photography: The Agency
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