It was Wall Street Journal who first revealed that British fashion entrepreneurs Tom & Ruth Chapman dropped $24 million on a Trousdale Estates mansion located on what is often considered to be the best street in the neighborhood.
In 2017, the Chapmans sold a majority stake in their MatchesFashion business to investment bankers for an estimated 400 million British pounds, which converts to approximately $535 million USD at today’s rates.
Sited on a .48-acre cul-de-sac lot, the low-slung contemporary features generous uses of steel, glass, and exotic woods. Listing materials do not reveal the structure’s square footage, but public records peg it at a mansion-sized 6,229 with 5 bedrooms and 7 bathrooms.
A gated motorcourt leads to an all-glass front door that will surely impress the Domino’s delivery boy with it’s see-through views that span almost the entirely of the Los Angeles basin and stretch to the Pacific Ocean. While the backyard isn’t particularly big, the all-encompassing views ensure it will never feel cramped. And the sparkling pool, firepit, and faux grass terrace look fabulous.
The indoor decor is decidedly posh, if rather masculine: lots of black leather, moody dark woods, and fur-lined chairs that somehow manage to look quite sophisticated. There are novelty features like the dining room table, and the dining room chandelier appears to be assembled from thousands of crystals.
Other rooms in the house include an office/library, and a screening room, both of which have a vaguely Hawaiian vibe.
If you have a few minutes to burn, take a quick look at the Chapmans’ comfortably glamorous family home in Wimbledon.