Most people consider Los Angeles the Hollywood of the West, but did you know that it’s also one of the most fashionable cities in the world? From movie stars’ homes to boutiques, galleries, and cafes, the city is full of style and luxury.
No one embodies this trend more than designer Rob Pattinson. The son of famous movie stars, he grew up in a very fashionable environment, and later expanded on this heritage by creating RPRPATTINSON, a fashion house that stands for “Royal Prince. Pattinson.”
Located in the heart of Hollywood, this 27-room mansion is an architectural masterpiece. It features white-columned Georgian Spanish-style villas, and draws inspiration from numerous designer houses, including those of Yves Saint Laurent, Michael Kors, and Louis Vuitton. It was a year-long project that involved designing, building, and furnishing the house with utmost attention to detail.
The Brief And Tale Of This Majestic Mansion
It all started in 2014 when Pattinson was approached by Ocean Independence, a luxury realty company based in Los Angeles. They had a client who wanted to sell their villa in the prestigious neighbourhood of Los Feliz, and the designer decided to offer his services for the project. After months of negotiations, Ocean Independence and RPRPATTINSON sealed the deal.
Built in the 19th century, the 7,700-square-foot residence was originally owned by the Warner brothers and was designed by the prominent architect Albert Brok.
The mansion featured 23 rooms across five floors, and it took Pattinson and his team three months just to design the layouts and decorate the house with a high level of detail. Once they finished, they handed the keys over to the new owners.
The design of this mansion is a blend of various styles, including Victorian, Art Deco, Spanish Colonial, and Moorish — and even Chinese motifs can be found in the house’s terracotta tiles. The interiors are made up of Italian furniture, Spanish artefacts, and African carvings, among others.
Located on a quiet tree-lined street in the heart of Los Feliz, this magnificent structure seems to embrace the neighbourhood’s Spanish colonial styling. The design of this mansion draws inspiration from various sources, with elements of Moorish, Italian, and French architecture.
Georgian-Spanish villas like this one were built in the 19th century to attract wealthy Southern California residents, and the mansion’s design evokes this era. It features a white-columned facade, arabesque tiles, and a grand entranceway with a Moorish-style portico.
Albert Brok, the architect of the house, also designed the nearby Spago movie set which you can still visit. He drew the original plans for the Walt Disney Company’s original Hollywood Hills estate, which was inspired by the “Arabian Nights” and “One Thousand and One Nights” stories. The mansion was built in 1914 and was originally owned by the comedian and impressionist William Randolph Hearst.
Adjacent to the mansion is a spectacular English garden that features a swimming pool, and this is where you’ll usually find Pattinson when he’s not working. The garden draws inspiration from the designer’s favourite films, including “Goodbye Charlie,” “Sense and Sensibility,” and “The Pianist.”
Set against the backdrops of these films are scenes that the designer lovingly re-creates from memory, including flowerbeds, statuary, grottoes, and even the sound of trickling water.
Located on the ground floor, this room is the hub of the house. It’s here that you’ll find the chef and owner of a well-known restaurant Sadie, who prepared multi-course meals for guests. The room is named after the designer’s late mother, Sadie, and is a gathering place for the family and friends.
Pattinson designed the room to resemble a French kitchen, with white walls, wooden floors, and a trompe-l’œil painted wall designed by the artist Christian Pugliese. The designer chose Christian Pugliese due to his talent for painting light sources, which he did for the dining table.
As the name would suggest, this room is located under the house and features a cool and dim atmosphere. The designer stored his wine collection here, and it’s also used a venue for exhibitions. Some of the designer’s favourite labels are on display, including YSL, Louis Vuitton, Chanel, and much more.
Pattinson loves a good glass of wine and often invites friends to come over and indulge in some vintages with him. The designer is a member of the Hollywood Chamber of Commerce and was awarded the “Chef of the Year” title in 2016 for the well-reviewed eatery, SÁDIE, which he co-owns with chef Peter Doherty. Doherty previously worked with Pattinson at the Ivy hotel in London.
The Master Bedroom
The master bedroom is located on the top floor of the mansion and features a sunken living room with French doors that open up to a private terrace. This is the room where Pattinson spends most of his time during the day. It also has a walk-in closet that’s the size of a small room.
Pattinson designed the room around a French grand bed with a high headboard and a chaise lounge, and even the closet, which is lined with rows of shelves, was patterned after the one in Christian Dior’s fashion house. The designer said this room was the most complicated to design because of the unique combination of fabrics that he wanted to use.
Pattinson kept a regular work schedule throughout the year, and he designed the bedrooms accordingly. In the morning, he would wake up, work on his Instagram account, and then head off to the garden for a bit of peace and quiet before returning indoors for more work.
The designer designed the house with a lot of privacy in mind, and he used a system of folding doors to give the impression that the rooms are bigger than they actually are. He also put in a lot of effort on the lighting, and used overhead lighting and ambient lighting in each room to create a glow that feels organic and natural.
This Los Feliz house, located opposite the renowned garden, is a truly unique piece of design. It embodies the very spirit of the city — classy, elegant, and exclusive.