Back in 2019, Matt Helders doled out nearly $1.6 million for a Los Angeles property originally designed by architect Schwen Wei Ma for Chinatown cofounder Peter Soo Hoo in the 1950s. The popular drummer, singer and songwriter — best known as a founding member of the British indie rock band Arctic Monkeys — subsequently enlisted local interior designer Corinne Mathern to tailor the space to suit his personal taste. Now, almost four years later, he’s flipping the midcentury-modern home near the Silver Lake Reservoir back up for sale, asking exactly $3 million.
Drawing from his creative background, Helders’ inspiration was to retain the house’s original character, while adding visual cues from the films of Jacques Tati and Michelangelo Antonioni, as well as the light in William Eggleston’s photography and Jean Prouvé’s furnishings. The result is an often-photographed four-bedroom, four-bath haven laced with a mix of chrome metal, honed concrete, handmade tile and walnut paneling — with some pops of color thrown in for good measure.
More than 2,600 square feet of stylish living space on two levels is introduced via an entry foyer displaying a custom wood screen crafted by PSS Design Cult. From there, a pale green living room is lined with walls of glass, the dining room is topped by a matchstick chandelier and a seated wet bar rests adjacent to an office space. There’s also a galley-style kitchen outfitted with stainless appliances and an eat-in peninsula, plus a master retreat spotlighted by a spa-like bath equipped with dual vanities, a soaking tub and separate shower.
Outdoors, the leafy grounds span less than a quarter-acre, and host a tiered backyard boasting several spots ideal for al fresco lounging and entertaining. A gated driveway tucked off to the side of the house leads to a spacious motorcourt and covered carport with room for two vehicles.
The listing is held by Jamie Davis and Jonathan Nash of Carolwood Estates.
View Listing | Offered at $2,995,000 | Represented by Jamie Davis, Jonathan Nash and Stephen Resnick
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