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Go Abode & Beyond

BY The Editors | May 21, 2018 | Feature Features National

From stunning shorefront estates to cutting-edge hilltop mansions, L.A.'s white-hot real estate market is shining bright.
The Origami House is a modern masterpiece of geometric design.

Perched above the Sunset Strip, The Origami House masters contemporary minimalism with breathtaking views at every fold.

Patrick Fogarty knows that an unrivaled view is L.A.’s ultimate luxury, so when the 28-year-old wunderkind developer nabbed a corner property on Hedges Lane with views that stretch from the Pacific to DTLA, he imagined the sublime. “Because the home is built on a promontory, you see all sides,” Fogarty says. “This is the best location in the city, so the architecture had to make a statement.” Belzberg Architects delivered The Origami House, a 7,000-square-foot, three-level masterpiece consisting of intricate angles that mirror the Japanese art of paper-folding, rendered in cement, steel, glass and Carrara marble. The five-bedroom, 5 ½-bathroom house features frameless glass doors for uninterrupted views, a glass encased 750-bottle wine cellar, a floating staircase leading to the triangulated 1,200-square foot cantilevered master suite and A-list neighbors (such as billionaire investor Peter Thiel). And it can all be yours for a cool $15.9 million. Patrick Fogarty and Tyrone McKillen, Hilton & Hyland, 310.779.2415

Vesta Home’s new Luxury Leasing service lets you try on furniture and accessories for size.

While no one would blink an eye at renting a residence or leasing a car, leasing high-end furniture and decor has not really been done—until now. Vesta Home, the luxury staging and interior design firm founded by Brett Baer and Jaime Morse, has recently launched its Vesta Luxury Leasing service. “This is not your run-of-the-mill furniture rental,” explains Vesta Home CEO Julian Buckner. “With often more than $200,000 worth of luxury furniture going into each home, Vesta’s service garners a discerning clientele. In one recent instance, a notable royal family employed us to furnish a 35,000-square-foot home it was renting for the week.” While the majority of clients use the service while in town for a short stay, a significant amount prefer a longer-term arrangement. “In cases like that, we will tailor a custom solution that allows them to rent furniture for a longer period and trade it in for a new look after time,” says Buckner. Who doesn’t love options? Prices vary

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