Here's what you won't see when you view fashion designer Bob Mackie's sleek home in Los Angeles: lots of color. The seller's decor has been toned down just a touch on the advice of his agents.
"Bob is very much about colors," says co-listing agent Michael Collins of Coldwell Banker Previews International. The property, on the market for $2.18 million, is also listed with Greg Harris of Compass.
While the walls of blue, green, and purple hues have been redone in a more neutral palette, Mackie's signature flair can be seen in smaller doses throughout this Ranch-style home in Laurel Hills.
There's the remodeled kitchen with cheery tangerine-hued Caesarstone. The bright blue and green planters outdoors were hand-picked by the Emmy-winning designer (naturally, they match the pool tile). The stripes of color on the wall next to the pool are also Mackie originals.
The 75-year-old Mackie, who bought the home in 2006, updated the en suite bathrooms and added storage cubbies in the dining room for his hundreds of design books, according to the agent.
Built in 1962, the 3,500-square-foot, five-bedroom home has two master suites, a living room with high ceiling, a rock fireplace, and french doors that open to the outdoors -- perfect for large, celebrity-filled parties. "It has a wonderful entertaining flow," Collins notes.
There's also a less formal family room, and the kitchen is adjacent to a sunny breakfast nook. "It's a lot of house," Collins says.
In case you're not familiar with the fabulous man, Mackie is the designer who brought a lot of look to the world of fashion. His creation for Cher's unforgettable red carpet get-up in 1986 included a feathered headpiece.
Known as the "Sultan of Sequins," the Oscar-nominated costume designer has dressed entertainment icons, including Jane Fonda, Oprah, Joan Rivers, Katy Perry, Britney Spears, and Pink. And Carol Burnett has Mackie to thank for her spoof "curtain dress" featured on the "Carol Burnett Show," where he did the costumes for its entire 11-year run.
Most likely, Mackie will give his next home his signature style.