These days, he’s probably best known as the boyfriend of Grammy-winning international pop music superstar Dua Lipa, but Anwar Hadid hails from a notable, gene-blessed family that includes his big-sister supermodels, Gigi and Bella Hadid, along with his no-longer-married parents — Yolanda Hadid, a former Dutch model and cast member of “The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills,” and the clan’s patriarch, Mohamed Hadid, a one-time Olympic speed skater well-known in Los Angeles real estate circles as a controversial luxury developer and occasional reality TV personality.
Following in the footsteps of his siblings, Anwar signed with IMG Models in 2016 at age 16. He also dabbles in unisex jewelry design and music production, and records reveal the 21-year-old — with some help from his mother — is now a bonafide real estate investor. And he’s got good taste, too, laying out the $2.5 million required to purchase a restored John Lautner-designed residential gem in the hills of Studio City.
Originally built in 1953 for Theodore and Helen Tyler — hence its moniker, “Tyler House” — the modernist home changed hands several times before it was sold, in 1993, for just $400,000 to L.A. photographer Peter Tangen. In 1996, Tangen assembled a team consisting of architects Frank Escher, Helena Arahuete and Tracy Stone, along with general contractor Sid Loving, to complete a full restoration down to the studs in keeping with Lautner’s original design; that work included adding four skylights and expanding the living room with 10-foot-high, operable windows.
Resting atop a hill, on a secluded parcel of land rife with towering sycamore, oak and eucalyptus trees, the residence is decidedly compact — with only two beds and two baths in about 1,400 square feet of living space — but it makes up for any size deficiencies with a timeless architectural punch.