Chic makeover of fashion designer James Galanos’s former home

The home of the late fashion designer James Galanos, most famous for dressing former first lady Nancy Reagan, hits the market restored and elegantly chic.

The home of late fashion designer James Galanos

Galanos told Vanity Fair, “To the neighbors this is a mystery house.” Located above the Sunset Strip, 1316 Sunset Plaza Dr is stolid. Painted bright white, windowless, and exhibiting no frills or color.

Legendary decorator and current owner Waldo Fernandez collaborated with interior designers Clements Design to create an interior with an opposing interior reveal.

The home of late fashion designer James Galanos near the Sunset Strip
Fashion designer James Galanos's former home

The living space, measuring 3,296 square feet still embodies Galanos’s notion of home. He told AD, “I could be very free and delicate and fragile with women’s clothes … But in my home I strive for simplicity. I hate clutter. My furniture is mostly custom made to my specifications. There is no rococo, no curlicues. Everything is straight lines.”

The home of late fashion designer James Galanos in LA
The home of the late fashion designer James Galanos in Los Angeles

An entry hall leads to an expansive living area anchored by a wood-burning fireplace with a darkly painted surround, bookshelves, French doors and walls of glass overlooking the home’s courtyards and brand-new pool. Interior walls, once lined with modulating blond to dark chestnut oak boiserie are painted a soft white.

Fashion designer James Galanos' former home near the Sunset Strip

Two of the three generously sized bedrooms are en-suite and feature walk-in closets, full-slab baths and Waterworks fixtures.

The home last sold in 2017 for $2.255 million. It is now listed for $5.195 million.

Interested in seeing the former home of fashion designer James Galanos? Get in touch by email or call (323)829-4440 to schedule a showing.

Listing courtesy of Bryce Pennel  – Coldwell Banker

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