Tour an Interior Designer’s Clean L.A. Haven Listed for Nearly $4M

The upscale Los Angeles enclave of Sherman Oaks boasts beautiful homes and tons of trees. Quiet but close to the city, it’s easy to see how the neighborhood continues to attract discerning eyes, including celebrity residents. Interior designer Nina Takesh is the owner and design mind behind a revamped 1960s modern here that hit the market in late 2022. Asking $3.998 million, the bright and clean West Coast has all the perks of a midcentury ranch with a completely contemporary vibe.

Sheathed in privacy on all sides, the one-story home is in its own world. As black windows have become a new favorite when updating homes, the minimalist yet striking black-and-white exterior sets a crisp tone for the inside. Once inside, arched doorways make a charming impression as you pass through the home’s entryway to its main spaces—all you have to do is follow the white oak herringbone floors.

The special sauce to this home’s transformation seems to be the materials. Takesh’s clean design puts the spotlight on marble and stone for pops of personality versus color. Calacatta marble carries from the fireplaces in the living and dining room to the absolutely show-stopping kitchen while a pink smoke Onyx sink awaits in a powder room. When it’s time to bring the party outside, stylish iron French doors make the transition to the firepit or fashionable grilling station seamless.

The designer’s 3,247-square-foot home holds four bedrooms and three bathrooms, with the primary suite gleaming as your total escape. With a custom walk-in closet, Antonio Silver Travertine throughout the bathroom, and a private outdoor space complete with a spa, it’s like waking up at a five-star retreat.

John Giddins of Sotheby’s International Realty holds the listing.