Los Angeles Business Journal

July 19,2010

 

 

What’s Cooking?

By Ann Brenoff

You’d expect to find a good kitchen here. After all, Mike Dobson is co-owner of Red O – a hot new eatery on Melrose – and the Ma’Kai Lounge in Santa Monica. He’s listed his West Hollywood home for $13 million.

Located above the Sunset Strip in the prestigious “bird” streets, the four-bedroom, five-bathroom estate has walls of glass in every room and views from downtown to the Pacific Ocean. The home was constructed with the latest green materials and is about as high-tech as you can get. The home features hardwood and slab limestone floors, Venetian plaster, exotic wood-paneled ceilings and walls, LED lighting and Dornbracht bath fixtures. This is one of those “seamless” indoor-outdoor homes with sliding walls of glass. I love those places, but always wonder how many birds join you for dinner or sacrifice themselves for a shot at your bouillabaisse.

The main level of the home includes a built-in bar with temperature-controlled wine storage for 200 bottles, a kitchen with cabinets by European phenom Valcucine and professional appliances by Gaggenau. The master suite, all 1,800 square feet of it, has a study, custom European closets, a master bath with a hand-carved solid limestone tub and a large spa-quality steam shower, and a sitting room with separate bath. The three additional bedroom suites are each on their own level. The outdoor space includes covered and open patios, a fire pit, a built-in barbecue, an infinity pool and spa, and rooftop deck.

Dobson and co-owner of both restaurants, Rick Teasta, once worked together at the old Red Onion restaurant on the Westside. When they formed their partnership and went into business for themselves, they chose the name “Red O” in homage to their meeting grounds.

The property is co-listed by Ben Bacal of Homeology LA, Keller-Williams Hollywood Hills; Aaron Kirman and Jeeb O’Reilly of Hilton & Hyland, Beverly Hills; and Jade Mills of Coldwell Banker International Previews, Beverly Hills South office.

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