Jason Statham—best known for his roles in action movies such as the Fast and the Furious and The Transporter franchises—is also quite a fan of midcentury real estate. Having previously restored several properties in the greater Los Angeles area, the English actor couldn't pass up the opportunity to purchase a long-admired but run-down structure across the street from his first home in the city. An alluring butterfly roof provided a simple canvas for Statham and his go-to architect, Jeff Allsbrook of Standard Architecture, to reimagine the 1957 abode for a life in the twenty-first century.
Statham discussed the renovation process in a recent interview with Architectural Digest: "I’m always looking for places to either renovate or to buy," he said. "This one sort of came out of the blue and had a certain charm. It was quite downtrodden and had been neglected, as most of these of midcenturies have been." Along with Standard Architects, Statham hired interior designer Courtney Applebaum to outfit the interior. "My lean is towards Danish furniture," Statham adds. "So this is slightly different. Applebaum was so great at placing a few bits and keeping it all nice and minimal."
Statham, who lives in Beverly Hills with his partner, the model and actress Rosie Huntington-Whiteley, primarily used the property as a spot for family to crash when visiting from overseas. Ready to move on, he recently listed the four-bedroom property for sale, asking a cool $6,995,000. Keep scrolling to see more, including the custom concrete bathroom.
1549 Rising Glen Road in Los Angeles, California, is currently listed for $6,995,000 by Branden Williams and Rayni Williams of the Williams & Williams Estates Group at Hilton & Hyland.
Interior Design: Courtney Applebaum
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