A striking treehouse-like estate in prime Bel Air has enticed veteran music executive Sean Miyashiro, who just paid $5.3 million for the residence. A San Jose native who is co-founder and CEO of the Asian arts collective 88rising, Miyashiro produced the soundtrack for Marvel’s “Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings.”
Originally built in the 1960s, Miyashiro’s new home underwent a major reconstruction in the 2000s courtesy of architect José Luis Palacios — known for his work on Downtown L.A.’s federal courthouse, Santa Monica’s PaperMate pen factory, and Long Beach City Hall and Port headquarters. Serving as Palacios’ longtime personal residence, the property last sold in 2020 for $4.7 million to a non-famous buyer, who flipped it about two years later to Miyashiro and his wife Judy Wan.
Perched on a hillside, amid a heavily wooded parcel spanning almost a half-acre, the two-level structure boasts four bedrooms and five baths in a little more than 4,300 square feet of living space adorned throughout with African mahogany and hand-picked Italian Pietra del Cardoso stone. Expansive walls of glass and around 2,000 square feet of terraces also allow for a seamless blend with the leafy surroundings.
Among the highlights: an open-concept living/dining area that opens to al fresco lounging and dining areas warmed by a fire-pit, and connects to a gourmet kitchen decked out with sleek Bulthaup cabinetry, an eat-in island, and top-tier Miele and Gaggenau appliances. There’s also a high-tech media room, and an elaborate office space displaying extensive built-in shelving and French doors spilling out to a covered terrace.
Also standing out is a sumptuous master retreat spotlighted by terrace access, a seating area, and walk-in closet sporting glass wardrobe doors and a center island. A luxe bath is outfitted with dual vanities, a dressing area, spa tub and steam shower. Outdoors, the lot lacks a swimming pool but hosts picturesque grounds with a grassy stretch of lawn flanked by a trellised lounge area and an attached two-car garage.
Miyashiro still owns his Los Angeles starter house, a midcentury modern structure tucked high up into a verdant canyon in the Hollywood Hills.