Hollywood Regency Celebrity Estate

Meridith Baer Home Staged the Former House of Judy Garland and Sammy Davis Jr.

The Hollywood Hills are rich with show business history.

It’s not uncommon to find homes in the area with multiple celebrity owners over time, dating back to Tinseltown’s classic days.

We recently staged one of these storied properties: a hillside house above the Sunset Strip designed and built in 1941 by architect-to-the-stars John Elgin Woolf.

The property was occupied in the mid-1940s by actress-singer Judy Garland, her husband, film and stage director Vincente Minnelli, and their daughter, Liza Minnelli. It was later sold to Rat Pack entertainer Sammy Davis Jr. and during his stay, musical acts such as the Band also lived and recorded there.

We styled the property with a midcentury transitional feel, evoking its history of creativity and cool.

We staged the listing for Alexandra Pfeifer, Berkshire Hathaway.

The house is a Los Angeles Times Hot Property this week:

LA Times Hot Property
Joe Montegna

Meridith Baer Home Staged Actor Joe Mantegna’s Tudor Estate for Sale

Veteran actor Joe Mantegna recently put his Tudor estate in Toluca Lake, CA on the market, staged to sell by Meridith Baer Home!

Renowned for his work both onstage and on film, Mantegna won a Tony award for his role in the first American theatre production of Glengarry Glen Ross and popular acclaim for starring roles in The Godfather Part III, Criminal Minds, and more.

Mantegna’s property for sale is a charming English country manor on a large, gated, private lot. Spanning 7,363 square feet, the estate features four bedrooms and six baths, with beautifully detailed wall moldings, trey ceilings, and rich hardwood floors.

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Zen Housz

Zen Housz—Staged and Sold for More Than a Half Million Over Asking

Our latest luxury home staging success story is Zen Housz, an historic modernist treasure that sold in under a month for more than a half million over asking!

The home was designed by renowned architect Edna Muir in 1960 and featured on the cover of Arts & Architecture magazine in 1962. Its design has since been archived in the UCSB Architecture Museum.

Zen Housz

Nestled in the hills of Los Angeles’ chic Brentwood neighborhood, the house features inlaid bronze framing a beautiful custom colored floor, matched teak cabinetry, and 180 degree views from Malibu’s Getty Museum to downtown Los Angeles through a back wall of glass.

We took our design inspiration from the property’s peerless midcentury modern aesthetic, styling it with period correct flair.READ MORE

The Huntley—Organic Modern Staging by Meridith Baer Home

Meridith Baer Home recently staged The Huntley, an “Organic Modern” showcase in chic, walkable West Hollywood, CA!

The home combines modern architecture with natural elements creating the perfect balance between light, space, comfort, and warmth.

The Huntley

Featuring four bedrooms and baths with designer finishes throughout, over 2,000 square feet of decks and terraces, and floating gardens, the property was an ideal canvas for our contemporary design, which always incorporates organic elements to lend modern interiors a warmer, more welcoming feel.READ MORE

Meridith Baer Home

Meridith Baer Home’s Best of 2019 – Luxury Home Staging, Nationwide

At Meridith Baer Home, luxury staging and interior design are our pride and passion, and this year we were thrilled to style some gorgeous spaces!

Here are some of our favorite interiors we designed in 2019.

California

Royal Oaks Estate

ROYAL OAKS ESTATE

This newly built Hampton style estate located in Encino’s exclusive celebrity enclave of Royal Oaks was the perfect canvas for our most elegant transitional design, with rustic accents lending the space chic warmth.

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Monarch Bay

MONARCH BAY

We styled this beach casual, contemporary residence in Dana Point’s affluent Monarch Bay community with uncompromising luxury and attention to detail, balancing resort sophistication with relaxed comfort.

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Walden Drive

WALDEN DRIVE

This beautiful Spanish house we staged last spring in Beverly Hills was featured in Houzz’s “Trending Now” post The 10 Most-Loved Living Rooms on Houzz Right Now.READ MORE

YouTuber iluvsarahii Bought an Encino House Staged by Meridith Baer Home

YouTuber iluvsarahii Bought an Encino House Staged by Meridith Baer Home

YouTube personality and beauty entrepreneur Karen Sarahi Gonzalez, known on social media channels as iluvsarahii, recently bought a house in Encino, CA, staged by Meridith Baer Home!

The newly built 5,200 square foot residence features beautiful white oak floors, a floor-to-ceiling marble slab fireplace in the living room, and a backyard cabana, perfect for Southern California entertaining.

We furnished the home in a chic transitional style, complementing its contemporary farmhouse aesthetic.READ MORE

White Oak Estate

Premier Luxury Staging: White Oak Estate

Home staging exists to help properties sell faster and for higher prices. But as interior designers, we don’t just consider our homes to be real estate transactions—each one is also a fine art project, where every detail counts and the final result needs to be not just marketable, but beautiful.

This is premier luxury staging.

Our latest showcase project is White Oak Estate, a gorgeous gated residence in Encino, CA. Boasting an open floorplan living area, five bedroom suites, a chef’s kitchen with double islands, and two pool houses, the property was an ideal canvas for design.

White Oak Estate

We dressed the house in our singularly elegant rustic transitional style, layering rich wood, leather, and brass accents over a crisp white and gray palette, with unique accessories and art making the space feel like a fashionable, finished home.READ MORE

RuPaul

RuPaul Bought a Beverly Hills Mansion Staged by Meridith Baer Home

Famed drag queen and talk show host RuPaul recently bought a Beverly Hills mansion staged by Meridith Baer Home!

The impressive estate spans 10,000 square feet and boasts dramatic interiors, including a voluminous two-story, chandelier-topped foyer with splashes of marble and wrought iron, a massive dining room with paneled walls, and six luxurious bedroom suites.

RuPaul

We dressed the home with a curated selection of our most grand transitional furnishings, lending its classical European architecture a dose of chic, contemporary style.READ MORE

Willow Glen

Staging California for 21 Years

Meridith Baer Home started in California. The West Coast is our home, and its innovative elegance informs every design decision we make. Whether staging homes for sale or designing interiors for private clients, we bring the dynamic spirit of California to all our spaces.

This post, we’re celebrating 21 years staging California with a peak at our latest homes in Los Angeles, San Francisco, and Santa Barbara.

The home pictured above is Willow Glen, a modern estate located in the iconic Hollywood Hills. We furnished the home in a rustic contemporary style, lending the space an earthy luxurious flair.

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Pacific Heights Transitional

Pacific Heights Transitional is a San Francisco gem with expansive panoramic bay views—already in contract after only 11 days on market!READ MORE

Kevin Nealon

Saturday Night Live Alum Kevin Nealon Buys House Staged by Meridith Baer Home

Actor and Saturday Night Live alum Kevin Nealon recently bought a house in Pacific Palisades, CA, staged to sell by Meridith Baer Home!

The 5,444 square foot home features main-level living spaces that wrap around a Saltillo tile courtyard with an outdoor fireplace. Upstairs, a loft branches off into five bedrooms, including a master suite with vaulted ceilings, a marble bathroom, and private balcony.

Kevin Nealon

We finished the house in our signature layered, luxurious transitional style, with a light color palette, fine artwork, and a baby grand piano lending the space a casual, welcoming elegance.READ MORE

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