HOW CAN YOU PUT A PRICE ON REAL STYLE?

Gloucestershire Echo - - OPEN HOUSE -

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

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