Fellow Detroit native and Michigan State University graduate, Derek Mattison, was recently featured in the July issue of GQ. Derek founded ESN Interactive, an internet marketing company, but is now turning his attention to his true passion…tailoring. If you like the super-slim and super-contemporary look, keep an eye on his eponymous line, Mattison, which recently opened a store on Melrose Place. I’m even more interested in his bachelor pad in the Nichols Canyon neighborhood of Los Angeles. Derek commissioned Commune Design to create the modern bohemian look. I wouldn’t mind enjoying a beer at that poolside bar. Go State!
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Sienna Miller tours the 2010 Esquire House. Shes doesn’t come included, but if you actually owned the place you might have a shot.
For the past eight years, Esquire Magazine has been creating signature spaces for the ultimate bachelor. Alternating annually between New York and LA, The Esquire House is the type of place every single man (make that every man) is currently working to obtain. As always, the 2010 pad in L.A. is stacked with an opulent master suite, media room, study, infinity pool and virtual reality lounge. All of the essentials…on my next apartment hunt I’m refusing to look at anything that doesn’t have a virtual reality lounge.
Historic Images by Julius Shulman.
I love the episode of Mad Men titled “The Jet Set” when Don and Pete go to California for a conference. If Sterling Cooper decided to move its operation west, I imagine that the Draper family would settle into a place like the Stahl House.
The Stahl House was designed by Pierre Koenig and built in 1959 as part of the Case Study Houses project. The Case Study Houses were experiements in American residential architecture sponsored by Arts & Architecture magazine, which commissioned major architects of the day to design and build inexpensive and efficient model homes for the United States residential boom. The program ran from 1945 to 1966 and the Stahl House is #22 of 36 designs. While not all 36 were built, most of those that were constructed were built in Los Angeles.
The Stahl House is Mid-Century Modern architecture at it’s finest, and is used today for photoshoots, filming movies and can also be rented for parties and corporate gatherings.
Check out the Case Study Houses book published by Taschen.