The fashion designer Tom Ford purchased the Brown-Sidney House for just over $2 million in 1997
Tom Ford has accumulated quite the impressive real estate portfolio over the years, but earlier this month the fashion designer opted to let go of one very iconic home. According to The Hollywood Reporter, which first reported the sale, Ford recently parted ways with his Richard Neutra–designed house in L.A.’s Bel Air neighborhood for $20 million.
Built by the famed modernist architect in 1955, the 3,795-square-foot property includes three bedrooms and six bathrooms, all imagined in Neutra’s signature style: geometric, with clean lines made of steel and glass, and open-plan layouts throughout. The home is known in architectural circles as the Brown-Sidney house, and scant images found online reveal plenty of outdoor living spaces and entire walls of glass that flood the space with natural light.
Several years after purchasing the dwelling in 1997, Ford hired architect John Betram and the firm Marmot Radziner & Associates to restore and update it so he could use it as his primary residence, though details of what the Nocturnal Animals director had done are not readily available.