A splendid midcentury Modern in the Los Angeles area appeared on the open market this fall tagged at $3 million. It is being offered for sale by a musician, whose ‘soul, body and mind’ trilogy concluded with this September’s release of Nut. The Scottish singer is otherwise known for hits “Black Horse and the Cherry Tree” and “Suddenly I See.”
The ebullient 4,666 sq. ft. home occupies a .27-acre hillside slice of Topanga, and its lot offers fine views of the Santa Monica Mountains. The home’s exterior is defined by a flat roof, wood and pale sage green trim, and a glassy entryway. It’s an inviting home, an impression that is borne out by the shared living spaces, which emphasize the modernist ideal of social facilitation toward a more profound sense of community.
The home’s living style develops through a striking use of color and the engaging blend of insouciance and formality that accumulates in its details, but it all comes to a head in the home’s upper-level bank of glass and French doors that open the living room splendidly to its views. There are four bedrooms and five baths in this house, including a master with two balconies (two exposures) and a bath with a ceiling-fed soaking tub. The property’s outdoor spaces are as diverse; most of them feature glass balustrades, and they are distributed across both levels and down the hill as the landscaping breaks into tiers.
Tunstall’s previous homes in the L.A. environs: the 1923 Craftsman-inspired mail-order bungalow in Venice she listed for $3 million in early 2019 and sold in October of that year for $2.5 million.