Ryan Murphy Lists Mid-Century Richard Neutra House in Bel Air


Ryan Murphy is seeking to half methods with a historic mid-century house designed by iconic architect Richard Neutra — to the tune of $33.9 million.

The clean-lined home in Bel Air, California is called The Brown Home and was inbuilt 1955 by the late architect, who was identified for pioneering the thought of indoor-outdoor California dwelling and whose homes have since been owned and prized by such leisure names as Flea, Mitch Glazer and Kelly Lynch, stylist Jeanne Yang, and administrators Josef von Sternberg and Marc Forster.

Feud and American Horror Story creator Murphy bought the Brown Home in 2022 and set about renovating it and adorning it in an eclectic type that wasn’t slavish to its mid-century roots. As he wrote in Architectural Digest earlier this 12 months, “As an alternative of surrounding ourselves in a single explicit midcentury type that had lengthy gone out of trend (and was truly uncomfortable), why not invite objects and furnishings from different mid-centuries? … “I had been brainwashed by shelter magazines for many years: By no means place one thing Victorian with one thing pure and fashionable. However that’s what we did right here, with candlesticks, chairs, actually every part. It was like a home of misfit toys. In an ideal midcentury house, the clean-lined architecture is normally the star. However what do stars have to shine? Quirky supporting characters.” Murphy labored with designer Trevor Cheney of L.A.’s Seventh House gallery on the redo and with panorama architect Scott Schrader on the gardens.

The home’s earlier house owners have included Ellen DeGeneres and Portia De Rossi, who briefly owned it after shopping for it in an off-market deal in 2022 for $29 million, and designer and director Tom Ford, who bought the property in 1997 for simply over $2 million and bought it in 2019 for $20 million.

Ryan Murphy’s Richard Neutra home in Bel Air, California.

Matthew Momberger

The itemizing for the six-bedroom home, which calls it an architectural “murals,” notes that it gives 180-degree views of L.A., restored unique cabinetry, terrazzo flooring and partitions of glass that look out on the Roman-inspired gardens.

Different particulars embrace a main suite with lacquered partitions, two kitchens and a double-wide lounge.

Ryan Murphy’s home is listed with Aaron Kirman of Christie’s International Real Estate Southern California and Riley Schmidt and Tim Wollaston of Riley Real Estate.

Inside Ryan Murphy’s Richard Neutra home in Bel Air, California.

Matthew Momberger


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