Vice Media co-founder Shane Smith listed a residential property in Pacific Palisades this week, marketing the property at $4.495 million. Smith bought the midcentury modern in 2016, paying $3.8 million.
The house is a unique example of the style. It was built in 1953, and features a design with a hall-like shared living space, and a glassy tower for accommodations.
There’s a considerable amount of glass involved in all corners of the home, with clerestories offering liberation, and large sliding paned panels retracting to offer the easygoing feel of abundant interior/exterior flow in the living area. The house also uses angularity to define it, giving it a tough, cerebral appeal that’s balanced nicely with its casual and community-oriented design and living style.
The house is mid-sized, with 2,600 square feet of interior living space available. The common area features slate floors and an open concept, with a kitchen that sports a garden window and custom hardwood cabinetry. Bedrooms number 5, baths 4; the bedrooms are all nestled in a tower on one side of the house, and accessible via a concept staircase. The master gets the best view, of course, occupying the third level, with a glass niche overlook, oversized windows, plank hardwood, and a walk-in closet.
The home’s exterior extends to six-tenths of an acre, and features lush landscaping, and an extensive slate patio and sunlounge culimating in a pool. Trees incorporated in the patio give it a charming incorporation with its landscaping, and a nice sense of history.
Emmy Award-winning journalist Shane Smith hails from Canada. His net worth is estimated at $1 billion.