This stylized mid-1950s Beverly Hills traditional exits the open market courtesy of fashion designer Diane von Furstenberg and her husband, businessman Barry Diller. The duo paid $4.3 million for the secluded spot earlier this month, according to Dirt. The purchase adds a little breathing room as it happens to be next door to their manse.
The three-bedroom L-shaped house features a classically charming façade, an interior that is extremely refined, and an outdoor living area enhanced by a koi pond with a waterfall. From the street, the house is enormously tasteful; a garage with barn doors and a decorative eave design, a paver motor court, and groomed landscaping with varied plantings are the preamble.
The brick front walk and the covered porch entryway collectively suggest a comfortingly familiar interior to come, but what leaps into view beyond the front door is a subtle complexity. In the living room, a stone fireplace with a long raised hearth, exposed ceiling trusses in natural stain, built-in shelving draw the eye; the dining room is a glassy rotunda overlooking the back yard. A double set of glass double doors opens to the patio in back from the main living area.
The kitchen deserves special mention. Illuminated by a roof light, warmed by exposed beams, floored in black-and-white tile in a harlequin pattern, boasting a brick fireplace and chimney, it is an absolute gem. It includes a glassy dayroom with a built-in booth and a Dutch door.
The koi pond with moving water is one boast-worthy feature of the back forty. The other is the stone swimming pool that’s elevated and positioned in a private corner of the property.
Diller’s net worth is north of $5 billion.