ISSUE 43  |  Lessons from Japan

Designer Visit: A Mad Man’s $800K Hollywood Hideaway

October 27, 2014 1:30 PM

BY Michelle Slatalla

After putting his 580-square-foot Hollywood hideaway on the market for $808,000 recently, Mad Men actor Vincent Kartheiser has sold the mini-compound (courtyard garden included) that LA designer Funn Roberts created with a “Japanese-industrial” vibe.

Built in 1912, the tiny cottage on an unassuming street in Hollywood was a warren of rooms when Kartheiser bought it about 10 years ago. Designer Roberts’ brief was to give it what Kartheiser describes as “Japanese-industrial” style, with shoji-style sliding screens and delicate Japanese maples in a courtyard garden.

Photographs courtesy of Tregg Rustad.


mad-man-actor-vincent-kartheiser-garden-gardenista-2Above: From the street, an assuming view of the mini compound with a freestanding spa that belonged to Kartheiser, who plays the role of Pete Campbell on Mad Men.

mad-man-actor-vincent-kartheiser-hollywood-pad-courtyard-gardenistaAbove: A covered courtyard has seating and an outdoor fireplace which, when not in use, has a fitted lid that turns it into a coffee table. French doors lead to the bedroom.

mad-man-actor-vincent-kartheiser-hollywood-pad-wall-pocket-plants-gardenistaAbove: A vertical garden grows in wall pockets next to the French doors.

mad-man-actor-vincent-kartheiser-hollywood-pad-sbarn-doors-gardenistaAbove: Barn doors roll open to eliminate the barrier between indoor and outdoor spaces.

Mad-Man-Kartheiser-Hollywood-house-spa-garden-gardenistaAbove: The compound has a detached spa with a sauna and steam room.

Mad-man-kartheiser-hollywood-house-pants-gardenistaAbove: More Japanese minimalism: shelves sparingly arranged (house plant included).

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