|Vidal and Ronnie Sassoon for Architectural Digest, Todd Eberle Photo|
When the Sasson's purchased the house, which was unoccupied for two years prior, it was in such poor condition that a section of the roof collapsed two weeks after closing. A couple of months later, part of the property slid into a neighbor's yard. However, Ronnie was determined to restore the house. She began familiarizing herself with Neutra's work and studying pictures of the Singleton House taken by Julius Shulman when the home was new. The home's renovation was chronicled in Architectural Digest in their article, "Vidal Sassoon's Modernist Retreat".
Due to the extensive abuse by nature and time, Ronnie Sassoon poured her heart and soul into the renovation and thoughtful addition to the house in order to restore the original luster of the house. Ronnie worked with contractor Scott Werker of GW Associates of L.A. to achieve sublime design results. They replaced damaged ceilings and poured new terrazzo floors. At the same time, the team removed a number of walls in order to create larger, brighter interior spaces. They added a master bedroom suite, which Ronnie designed with Werker and building planner Tim Campbell. The result is an example of taste and thoughtfulness without destroying the integrity of a mid-century modern beauty.
|Ronnie Sassoon's Master Bathroom design, Architectural Digest, Todd Eberle Photo|
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Photos courtesy of Architectural Digest and the MLS with listing held by Kurt Rappoport, WEA.