A one-of-a-kind home is difficult to come by, despite the fact that it is a desirable quality. Design is frequently derivative, and trends are ultimately impactful, no matter how hard we try to ignore them. It is not simple to be unique. A Hollywood mansion is noted for its quirky and distinctive characteristics, all of which are fully original. With this insight, it is reasonable to call collector and investor Beth Redmond’s West Hollywood home special. Much of what it contains – psychedelic neons from Ivan Navarro, tactile couches from Campana Brothers, massive explosions of color from Gregory Siff, and sculptural seating from Chris Schanck – cannot be replicated. Eccentricity as its own personality is the foremost description that comes to mind while thinking about this incredible estate.
Redmond, in fact, has created her own fantasy. After returning to her hometown of Los Angeles after spending a couple of years in New York City, where she resided at the Greenwich Hotel, she originally moved into a smaller house in the hillsides with “stellar views” before deciding she needed something of a homier feel. “An architecturally superior house for the things I have inside,” she discovered off the market, owned by a renowned art collector who had barely lived in it.
Redmond’s extensive collection of neon art stands out more against a black background than it did in her formerly light and airy house. Her red fire-engine Navarro ladder, for instance, sticks to the house’s exterior, whereas his yellow bench and lime-neon lettering from Tracey Emin stand out in the rear, their reflections bouncing on the surface of the pool.
Redmond was able to quickly customize the house to his needs. She placed extensively concealed gallery lamps in the ceilings, shuttered several windows to make extra wall space for wall-hangings, and constructed for Emin’s neon beside the pool. The kitchen, under Redmond’s direct authority, is as much as art exhibit as the rest of the house, with her current favorite blue telephone-booth sculpture by Daniel Arsham, as well as items – patent leather stiletto Saint Laurent roller-skates, Lucy Sparrow felted candy boxes, neon boxes, and Chapelle and Ford tomes – instead of the standard Nespresso machine and KitchenAid mixer. Playfulness reigns supreme in her home, thanks to many of Willy Wonka-worthy seating and an assortment of kaleidoscopic art – beaded, painted, sketched, and neon.
Gregory Siff, one of Redmond’s closest friends, is one of the artists involved in the making. He is credited with helping her build her art collection into what it is now. In probably the most whimsical aspect of her home, his big Technicolor artwork hangs over a Campana Brothers sofa (of which only eight were manufactured), with an arcade that was bought from Maxfield, a purple glitter chair from Chris Schanck and a bespoke neon pool table she bought in Paris. Many of her home assets are uniquely customized and personalized. Throughout the space, Alexandra von Furstenberg’s consoles and acrylic tables suit her style wonderfully. All throughout, she is motivated, and she enjoys introducing her creative pals to fresh and new audiences.