In the Hollywood Hills, a colorful mansion with its own lazy river is coming on the market for $58 million. It is one of the most expensive homes to hit the market in the Los Angeles area in recent months. The sellers of the property, which is chock full of eclectic art and vibrant furniture, are Bruno and Kyara Mascolo. Mr. Mascolo said he is one of the founders of Toni & Guy, a hairdressing brand named for his two older brothers; he and Ms. Mascolo created the hair-care brand Bed Head. Unilever purchased TIGI, owner of the TG, the Toni & Guy products brand and Bed Head empire, from the Mascolo family in 2009.
The contemporary, 15,000-square-foot home is an ode to the couple’s exuberant style. The lazy river winds around a large pool, which is also framed by large statues of figures in triumphant poses. The statues are modeled after ballet dancers Marianela Núñez and Thiago Soares, of which the Mascolos are fans. The pool area also includes fountains programmed to music; the couple said they were designed by the programmers of the Fountains of Bellagio in Las Vegas.
The entry doors to the main home are framed by mirrored circular tiles like those found on a disco ball, and a entrance foyer has a dramatic double staircase, walls of oil paintings and numerous sculptural busts. The paintings are mostly by Mr. Mascolo, who has been painting for years. After the home was completed a few years ago, he returned home from a work trip to find that his wife had hung his pictures all over the walls. “That was very special,” he said. Though Mr. Mascolo said he is color blind, Ms. Mascolo has filled the home with large splashes of color, from velvety deep-purple sofas to throne-like red and gold chairs around the dining table and leopard-print stools. “Sometimes he’ll point at something and say that’s blue. But it’s bright pink,” Ms. Mascolo laughed.
A wall of colorful guitars is part of Ms. Mascolo’s collection of musical memorabilia, some of which was picked up at auctions. Her collection includes a microphone used by Roger Daltrey, the lead singer of British band the Who, at his final concert in Los Angeles. Mr. Mascolo’s office, decked out in black lacquer, has a Star Wars bent, with life size R2-D2, C-3PO, Yoda and stormtrooper figures on display. The Mascolos said they may be willing to sell some of their furniture and collectibles depending on the desires of the buyer. A second-floor bridge overlooks the living spaces and a tunnel-like corridor leads to the master bedroom, which has sprawling views of the Los Angeles basin. There are also two guesthouses on the 2-acre property for a total of seven bedrooms.
The Mascolos bought the underlying land for $13.875 million in 2013, records show, and tapped Los Angeles architect Paul McClean, who has designed multiple celebrity homes, to design the house. Previously, they had lived in another house designed by Mr. McClean in Beverly Hills, they said. They sold that property to Avicii, the late the Swedish record producer and DJ, for $15.5 million in 2013, records show. The Mascolos said they are selling the property because their children are grown, and the house is too big for the two of them. “We find ourselves a quarter of a mile from each other sometimes,” Ms. Mascolo laughed. “At some point in your life it’s not about your materials, it’s about relationships and love.”
They do have their pets to keep them company though—five dogs and six cats. The pets are named after various celebrities including singers Lizzo, Rihanna, Lady Gaga, Cardi B and Cher. Rayni and Branden Williams of the Williams & Williams team at the Beverly Hills Estates have the listing.
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