A GOP Candidate for Dianne Feinstein’s Senate Seat Is Selling a Mid-Century Modern Home With a Treehouse

A GOP Candidate for Dianne Feinstein’s Senate Seat Is Selling a Mid-Century Modern Home With a Treehouse

  • Mansion Global
  • 02/13/24

Listing of the Day

Location: Los Angeles, California

Price: $2.495 million

Los Angeles art collector and curator Stefan Simchowitz is selling his home in Carthay Circle, a neighborhood bordering Beverly Hills, for nearly $2.5 million. 

It’s the first time the property, which has served as a primary residence and atelier for a number of artists, has been on the market in nearly 25 years. Simchowitz commissioned the Los Angeles-based architectural firm Johnston Marklee to gut renovate the house 15 years ago, when he bought it from his father.

“The design flows,” said Simchowitz, who is a Republican candidate for the U.S. Senate seat of the late Dianne Feinstein. He will be one of more than a dozen Republicans vying for the seat during the primary on March 5. “It’s extremely economic; every space has utility.”

There’s a pool off the patio.

Christopher Amitrano

The house, which is surrounded by Mediterranean- and other traditional-style homes from the 1920s and 1930s, is designed for indoor-outdoor living.

“It’s a great house for collectors because of the walls,” said Brent Watson of the Watson Salari Group at Official, who listed it earlier this month with partner Marco Salari. “And the three bedroom suites are self-contained and don’t share walls; it’s like they’re private islands.”

Salari added that “the house has a lot of really clever architectural elements, including clerestory windows, the use of glass in the primary suite and living room, the covered walkway at the entrance, the elevated ceilings and the huge baths, including two that have double sinks.”

Through the years, Simchowitz invited artists to live and work in the house and hosted parties and events for myriad family and friends.

“It’s a real gem of a house—it’s livable, it’s super elegant, but it’s not showy,” said Simchowtiz, who is moving to a house he owns in Malibu, California. “I sell it with regret.”


Built in 1953, the 2,300-square-foot house, set on a 7,300-square-foot lot, has one story, three bedrooms and three bathrooms.


Gallery-white walls are designed to display artwork. Walls of glass open the house to outdoor spaces, which include a pool, a pavilion for al fresco living and dining that has a retractable roof to filter out the sun, a hot tub, a fireplace, a fire pit, a treehouse and an oversized garage that serves as an art studio or office. There are several built-ins, including bookshelves, a table and a primary-suite wardrobe.

The pavilion, which has a retractable roof, extends the indoors out.

Christopher Amitrano

Neighborhood Notes

The property is in the mid-city Carthay Circle neighborhood, which is in a historic preservation zone and next to the park of the same name.

The walkable neighborhood is small, and there’s not much turnover of properties, Watson said.

“It’s close to everything—Beverly Hills, LACHMA and at least a dozen restaurants,” Salari added.

Agents: Brent Watson and Marco Salari, Watson Salari Group at OFFICIAL



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