Tinder Co-Founder Swipes Late Actress Yvette Mimieux’s Bel Air Estate for $35M

Tinder co-founder Sean Rad has swiped right on a Bel Air compound, dropping $35 million on it according to the Los Angeles Times. The seller was businessman Howard Ruby, who long owned it with his late wife, Golden Globe-nominated actress Yvette Mimieux. The couple first listed their longtime home in 2021 for $45 million. After Mimieux passed early this year, Ruby listed the property again for $49.5 million.

It’s easy to see why Rad felt the home was a match. The one-and-a-half-acre compound, coined Il Sogno, or “the Dream,” includes two structures full of personality. The 1920s Italian-style villa boasts six bedrooms, seven full bathrooms, and two powder rooms across 10,607 square feet. Renowned 20th-century designer Kalef Alaton created the interiors of the dreamy manse with great authenticity, getting help from Tuscan and Amalfi Coast artisans and craftsmen. Visitors to the Los Angeles home might think they are at a grand Italian manor looking at the home’s hand-painted ceilings, stone-carved fireplaces, and an impressive wine cellar.

Taking you further east, a Balinese-style cottage also awaits. This retreat has three bedrooms and five bathrooms spanning 4,900 square feet. Surrounding the homes, the grounds were curated by David Jones, who was a personal florist to Jackie Kennedy and Elizabeth Taylor.

With two swimming pools, a sunken grotto spa, fountains, and lush landscaping, it’s safe to assume Rad won’t have trouble settling in. Linda May of Hilton & Hyland, Kurt Rappaport of Westside Estate Agency, and Jade Mills of Coldwell Banker Realty held the listing while Mary Fitzgerald and Jason Oppenheim of The Oppenheim Group of Selling Sunset repped Rad.