Retired DreamWorks Vice Chairman and President Lew Coleman is about to sell his quirky, modernist home in Beverly Hills designed by prolific Mexican architect Ricardo Legorreta.
The home, characterized by Lego-like geometric shapes, went into contract Wednesday, with the most recent asking price set at $14.995 million, according to listing records.
The retired executive—who oversaw DreamWorks’ finances and development during such blockbuster animated films as “Shrek the Third,” “How to Train Your Dragon,” and “Kung Fu Panda” —commissioned Legorreta to build the home, which was completed in 2012, shortly after the architect’s death.
A listing for the property says it’s one of the last single-family homes the famous architect designed before he died in December 2011. Legorreta’s more famous buildings include the pink Camino Real Hotel in Mexico City and the Managua Cathedral in Nicaragua.
Legorreta was known for using solid shapes, and plays on light and shadow and bright colors. That’s exactly the design ethos of Mr. Coleman’s home. The dramatic entryway opens into an tangerine-colored hallway with a circular skylight, enormous windows and a reflection pool, images show.
Instead of the mock exposed wood found throughout Los Angeles in homes dubbed “Spanish-style,” the living room has its own play on ceiling beams with a series of white cuboid rafters that continue to a covered outdoor terrace with a fireplace.
The home has a number of features befitting a 10-year film executive focusing on family films. Besides a lower-level home theater and bright accent walls, photos show whimsical sculpture, like life-sized mixed-media horses and a bird perched on the staircase. A lavender-painted office looks out onto the corner lot through a tic-tac-toe board of windows.
At night, the bold interior colors create a colorful glow on the otherwise blank white exterior.
The home also has a four-car garage, swimming pool, workshop and a detached guest suite with a kitchenette, according to the listing with Drew Fenton of Hilton & Hyland and Jade Mills of Coldwell Banker.
Mr. Coleman and wife, Anne Solbraekke, bought the property in 2007 for $5.92 million, and chose to demolish the former 1951 property in favor of the current architectural home, according to property records.
The home has been on the market since 2015, when it went up for sale for $15.95 million, the listing shows. The sellers later reduced the price by $1 million.
Mr. Coleman did not immediately return a request for comment.
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