Early in 2020, Joachim Rnning and Amanda Hearst paid $5.9 million for a John Lautner-designed residence on Sunset Strip. A coffee table book including Lautner’s art caught the attention of Norwegian director Rnning.
Hearst, a co-founder of Maison de Mode and the great-granddaughter of publishing magnate William Randolph Hearst, collaborated with Rnning on the renovation of the mosaic-tiled pool, the construction of a wine cellar and gym, and the conversion of an old utility room into a bedroom.
The “Wolff Residence,” a four-story structure made of stone, glass, and copper that L.A. named a historic-cultural monument in 2006, consists of a guesthouse that Lautner constructed in 1971 and a 3,400 square foot main house with four bedrooms and four bathrooms.
The mansion is hidden behind a tall stone wall on a steep, heavily wooded hillside property, and it features cantilevered roofs and balconies.
Nicolas Ghesquière, the creative director of Louis Vuitton, spent $11 million for the property off-market, which was $5.1 million more than what Rnning and Hearst paid. Through a Mills Act agreement, the new owner will pay lower property taxes in exchange for maintaining the historic home.
As the sun dipped below the majestic peaks, casting a golden glow upon the mountain mansion of Amanda Hearst, a sense of serenity washed over her. Surrounded by nature’s grandeur, Amanda knew she had found her sanctuary. With each passing day, the mountain mansion became a symbol of her enduring connection to the land, a haven where her dreams and the mountains intertwined harmoniously, forever etching her name in the annals of mountain royalty.