The man behind the Nobu family of sushi-fusion restaurants, Nobu Matsuhisa, has listed his Los Angeles home of two decades for $3.6M. Matsuhisa and his wife, Yoko, purchased the now-dated 1969 pad for a nice, round $1M back in 1994, but has lately—and finally, considering his professional success—upgraded to much more glamorous digs, including a $15.63M Hugh Newell Jacobsen-designed mansion that once belonged to the founders of Architectural Digest. His longtime home does have some unique features—like a shower room with his and hers bathtubs—but the largely generic house is benefitting more from its prime location than any architectural virtues. The four-bed, 4,300-square-foot spread sits on more than half an acre with canyon views, a mile north of the Beverly Hills Hotel.
· 1340 Laurel Way [Zillow]
· Sushi Tycoon Nobu Matsuhisa Lists Bev Hills House [The Real Estalker]
· Former Arch Digest Owners' Hugh Newell Jacobsen in Bel Air [Curbed LA]
· All Nobu coverage [Eater]