MatchesFashion.com Co-Founders List Their Stylish 1960s Los Angeles Home For $42 Million

It was in 1987 when husband-and-wife duo Tom and Ruth Chapman founded MatchesFashion. Back then, however, it was a friendly neighborhood store in the posh London suburb of Wimbledon. Their business, eventually renamed MatchesFashion.com, was one of the first multi-brand luxury retailers to enter into the e-commerce space. That paid off—in 2017 the couple sold their company for roughly $535 million to private investors (Apax Partners), and the brand has continued to expand and evolve since.

The sale of their company has put them in the ranks of some of the wealthiest fashion entrepreneurs. It seems, though, that they’re not just business-savvy when it comes to fashion. They’ve amassed quite an impressive real estate portfolio, which includes a Los Angeles home in Trousdale Estates. They purchased this home on Trousdale Place for $24 million in 2017 and are now selling for $42 million after an extensive, four-year renovation.

Trousdale Estates is one of Beverly Hills most coveted communities, attracting global billionaires and rich tech entrepreneurs for its privacy and sleek mega-mansions with incredible views of Los Angeles. This property is no exception. For the renovation, the couple enlisted Los Angeles-based designer Pamela Shamshiri of Studio Shamshiri to completely reimagine the home, which was first built in 1962.

Inspired by a European Riviera retreat, contemporary elements pair with 1960s-style architectural elements. The entire home boasts high ceilings, flowing natural light, beautiful materials, and exquisite craftsmanship.

The gated 6,230-square-foot home sits on just under a half-acre of land and has five bedrooms, six bathrooms, a formal dining area, study, reception room, guest quarters, media room, motor court, and three-car garage. There’s also a detached pool house that can be easily used as a guest house, as well as a grand primary suite with its very own poolside veranda.

Sliding glass doors in several rooms make for easy, outdoor living, and the home feels exceptionally airy thanks to the many windows. There’s also a large pool, spacious deck, and many outdoor dining and lounging nooks located just off the living room. The manicured landscaping and thoughtful design makes it feel like a private resort-like oasis.

It has an eclectic design with warm, textural interiors you don’t often find in modern Los Angeles homes. Unlike stale, stark-white properties, this manse has an individualized feel with plenty of character.

“An opportunity to buy a property of this caliber on arguably the most desired street in the Trousdale Estates is truly rare,” says co-listing agent Carl Gambino of Compass. “The home is incredibly tasteful, elegant, and exceptionally well done. No detail was spared during its four-year renovation. Package the exquisite design work with the phenomenal views and you have a property that is unlike anything else on the market today.”

The Los Angeles housing market is incredibly hot right now, with several homes breaking records over the past two years. This house is one of the top 50 most expensive homes on the market in Los Angeles and one of the largest homes in Trousdale Estates.

The property is also co-listed by Dena Luciano of Douglas Elliman.

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