It’s no surprise to find the owner is the iconic fashion designer Norma Kamali. Yes, that Norma Kamali, the one who created the sleeping bag coat, and the red bathing suit worn by “Charlie’s Angels” star Farrah Fawcett in what may be the most famous poster of all time. The memorable ’70s look was immortalized with the donation of the one-piece swimsuit to the Smithsonian Institution.
The designer made headlines herself when she unveiled the new look of the interiors of her weekend home, located about an hour from Manhattan. The property combines a stone cottage with the modernist addition. Built in 1972, it’s now available for $4.35 million.
While the clean lines can be tracked to Meier’s more recent projects, such as the Getty Center in Los Angeles, the sleek and chic interiors are all Norma, notes listing agent Muffin Dowdle of Ginnel Real Estate, who noted that the newest resident has owned the place for about five or six years. “The greatest thing is Norma Kamali bought it and renovated it,” she says. “It has her pizazz, her sense of style. Everything she used is top-notch.”
The 6,044 square feet include four bedrooms, five baths, and an infinity-edge pool on almost seven wooded acres.
Details include a dramatic great room with a vaulted ceiling, fireplace, grand floating staircase, and a casual eating area. The gleaming white kitchen is filled with Sub-Zero, Wolf, and Bosch appliances.
A media room contains a wet bar, and features walls of stone and glass. The sun-filled master suite is graced with a window wall, fireplace, dressing room with walk-in closet, and master bath with a freestanding tub.
The upper level also sports a gym with a sauna and a bath.
Although Kamali “adores it,” the 73-year-old designer isn’t using the home as much as she’d like and has decided to move on , Dowdle notes. The next owner can take advantage of the the stylish space, inside and out.
Meier, whose modernist designs include the Barcelona Museum of Contemporary Art and San Jose City Hall, has taken a leave of absence from his firm after allegations of sexual harassment were detailed by The New York Times.