The Libertine designer remade the house into a private art gallery. | Tessa Neustadt
The revamped 1920s Mediterranean has been seen in Domino, Vogue, and the LA Times
Newly up for grabs in Hancock Park is the home of Johnson Hartig, the designer behind the LA-based label Libertine, whose bold fashions are popular with such bold-faced names as Mick Jagger, Katy Perry, Gwen Stefani, and Anthony Kiedis. Located on North Citrus Avenue just below Oakwood Avenue, the three-bedroom residence has been spotlighted in a slew of publications, including Domino, Coveteur, the French edition of Vogue, and the Los Angeles Times.
Concealed behind hedges, the single-story Spanish Mediterranean was built in 1925. After purchasing the house in 2005, the designer spent the better part of a year on renovating, telling the LA Times, “I wanted to turn it into a simple loft-like space—white, clean and open—then decorate it with art as the focus.”
Along with chalk-white walls and floors, the 1,848-square-foot residence features a modernized kitchen with polished concrete floor, two updated bathrooms with marble countertops, beamed ceilings, two fireplaces, built-ins, and casement windows. Both the master bedroom and the family room have French doors that open to the back garden, which contains a dining patio and an inviting swimming pool.
On a 6,456-square-foot lot, the property is listed with Jenna Cooper of Compass at an asking price of $2.199 million.