HOW CAN YOU PUT A PRICE ON REAL STYLE?
NOWHERE belonging to legendary American fashion designer Betsey Johnson was ever likely to be a subtle blend of minimalist features and neutral tones.
So, it’s no surprise that the designer’s Malibu pad, which has just been listed for sale, is exactly like the woman herself – unapologetically quirky, brash and very cool.
Now 77, Betsey Johnson has been making a colourful impression on the fashion world since the ‘60s when she became part of Andy Warhol’s underground scene, using Edie Sedgwick as her house model. She launched her own line in the late ‘70s and in 2002 was inducted into the Fashion Walk of Fame.
Despite once having 65 stores across the US, she filed for bankruptcy in 2012 but has since successfully reinvented herself via a series of collaborations and appearances on shows like Dancing with the Stars.
Her bohemian Malibu mobile home is located in Paradise Cove – one of the area’s most exclusive and unique communities, which comes with 24-hour guardgated entry, tennis court and exclusive beach access.
With two bedrooms and two bathrooms, it has been custom styled to include tropical landscaping, featuring an outdoor tub for soaking under the stars (or in that glorious Californian sunshine). There’s also a secret garden-style outdoor living room, as well as the stand-out Yellow Room, a vibrantly decorated master bedroom.
■ The home on Paradise Cove Road is listed for $1,950,000 with Ren Smith of Compass, compass.com
Al fresco bathing anyone?
ASKING PRICE: $1,95m Betsey Johnson’s Malibu property