I had the privilege of taking a private tour of the Sheats Goldstein Residence, courtesy of the MAK Center. My friend Preston aka @fakeguccibag joined me on what became one of the coolest architectural afternoons of my life . The anticipation leading up to our arrival elevated alongside the feet we climbed while driving up the winding roads of Beverly Hills. The driveway, feeling like the entrance to Jurassic World, was a clear indication that we were in for something special.
We met our tour docent in the newly built club on the property, where Rihanna celebrated her birthday in 2015. Rih and I hanging in the same place? Makes perfect sense. The view from the club, and everywhere else from the home, was phenomenal – L.A. looked beautiful & calm and I started to fantasize about what it would be like to have an insane amount of money, like the owner James Goldstein. You may recognize this home from the Snoop Dogg x Pharrell "Let's Get Blown" music video or the Coen Brother's much loved film, The Big Lebowski. The vibes at this estate had me turnt and I was truly luxuriating in every moment that afternoon.
One of the most interesting things about this property is that it has its very own James Turrell installation, which if you're not familiar off top, you'll probably remember from Drake's Turrell-inspired "Hotline Bling" music video. If you were following me on Snapchat - I've since moved to Instagram stories - you got to see a very rare glimpse into the skyspace piece known as Above Horizon.
The estate was built between 1961 - 1963 by John Lautner and has become one of the most well-regarded examples of his incredible career. Not only did he design the home, but he also created all of the interiors including the windows, lighting, rugs, and furniture. It's amazing that our city has institutions like the MAK Center, who create unique architectural experiences that bring attention to the magic of Los Angeles. If you're looking to visit the space, keep your eyes open for the MAK Games which come around every summer. I know I cannot wait for this year's tour and match!
MAK Center | 835 N Kings Road, West Hollywood, CA 90069