Clothier Tonny Sorensen to doff Beverly Hills home
The Danish entrepreneur and ex-Von Dutch CEO lists his gated Midcentury Modern at $6.9 million after a complete makeover.
Fashion entrepreneur Tonny Sorensen used lighting to create blue hues at his remodeled house in Beverly Hills. (Michael McNamara)
The gated Midcentury Modern was built in 1961 but completely redone by the Danish entrepreneur. He combined his love of minimalism and high-quality materials in the single-story, 6,000-square-foot home.
A small bridge spans a koi pond at the entrance to the open-plan house. Cambodian water sculptures from the 16th and 17th centuries stand in the pond.
"I had some Buddhist monks come to the house and bless the water," he said, "because I believe in good energy."
The master suite features a fireplace and dual bathrooms for a total of four bedrooms and five bathrooms. In the master bathroom, a large steam shower contains a cold plunge tank. The tank maintains a temperature of 44 degrees and is designed to prevent sports injuries and for health, Sorensen said. A tub carved out of marble sits nearby.
The half-acre site in the Trousdale area includes a swimming pool, a sauna, four fire pits, an outdoor kitchen and a built-in barbecue. In addition to the three-car garage, the motor court has room to park an additional 20 vehicles. There are city and ocean views.
In 2010, Sorensen launched the clothing brand CCR, for California Christiania Republic, creating a casual jumpsuit worn by Katy Perry and other notables.
Sorensen, 48, is selling because he bought a 700-acre property in the Three Rivers area that backs up to Sequoia National Park. He is planning a 7,000- to 8,000-square-foot resort home there as well as yurts, trailers, treehouses and pre-fab houses for use by artists. Two miles of river run through the site.
"I want to spend more time up there," said the outdoorsman, whose hobbies include hiking, mountain biking, rock climbing, river rafting and off-roading. When back in L.A. on business, he said, he plans to stay at hotels.
James Nasser of Westside Estate Agency is the listing agent of the Beverly Hills home.
Ready to terminate her residency
Actress Linda Hamilton, who has had a recurring role on "Chuck" for the last two years, recently listed her gated villa in Malibu at $5.495 million.
The 4,754-square-foot residence features open-plan living spaces, vaulted wood-beam ceilings, terra-cotta floors, a skylighted kitchen, two fireplaces, a bar, five bedrooms and 41/2 bathrooms. The more than 1-acre property includes a two-bedroom guesthouse, garage space for six cars, expansive lawns and beach access. Boulders surround the free-form swimming pool.
Hamilton, 55, is known to a generation of filmgoers as Sarah Connor from the "Terminator" movies starting in the mid-1980s. She also starred in "Beauty and the Beast" (1987-90).
Susan Monus of Coldwell Banker's Malibu West office is the listing agent.
Foo Fighter opts for Hidden Hills
Foo Fighters' Taylor Hawkins and his wife, Alison, have bought an estate in Hidden Hills for $2.75 million.
A main house and two-bedroom guesthouse sit on more than an acre at the end of a cul-de-sac. Interior features include high ceilings, an oversized granite fireplace in the living room, two master bedroom suites and five additional en suite bedrooms. There is more than 7,000 square feet of living space.
The property has a barn, horse facilities, an expansive lawn, mature trees and a swimming pool with a spa.