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François Pinault Buys Vidal Sassoon's Neutra For $16.5M

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François Pinault has purchased the the sexy modernist L.A. home of the late rockstar of hair, Vidal Sassoon. According to the Wall Street Journal, Pinault, head of Gucci and Yves Saint Laurent parent group PPR, paid $16.5M for the Richard Neutra-designed Singleton House, which hit the market for $17.995M in November. The 1959 homage to perpendicular lines has 6,400 square feet of airy, glassy interiors (which were once decorated by Martyn Lawrence Bullard, according to an April 2011 Architectural Digest feature), four bedrooms, five bathrooms, a pool, a Japanese soaking tub, and a media room. But surely the deciding factor for any French billionaire would be this: according to the Journal, the "stones in the garden were arranged by sculptor Isamu Noguchi." As if Pinault—or any of his interiors-obsessed fashion colleagues, for that matter—would have it any other way.

· Vidal Sassoon's Richard Neutra Home Lists For $17.995M [Curbed National]
· Businessman Francois Pinault Buys $16.5 Million Bel Air Estate [WSJ]
· Vidal Sassoon's Modernist Retreat [Arch Digest]