The estate of the late fashion critic Mr. Blackwell (famed for his Worst Dressed List) has finally sold after more than a year on the market. The vacuum-skidmarked four-bedroom was first listed in June 2011 asking $2 million; it just closed escrow for $1.8 million.
The Hancock Park Mediterranean estate of Mr. Blackwell features an inviting large entry with parquet floors and crown moldings. There is a formal living room with a fireplace, a music room, a large formal dining room with stained glass windows, a large family room with doors that lead to a yard, a kitchen, a breakfast room, and bathroom overlooking the garden. On the top level of the home, there are two additional bedrooms. The property also features two guest houses, one with a bedroom, bath and kitchen area; the other with a living room, dining room, kitchen, bedroom and bathroom. The property also has a circular driveway and a two-car garage.
The home, which was first listed in 2011 for $2 million, sold for $1.8 million. The lot size is 12,806 square feet and the home is listed as 3,603 square feet. Built in 1920, the home is located in Hancock Park.
Mr. Richard Blackwell was an American fashion critic, journalist, television and radio personality, artist and former child actor. Often just known as “Mr. Blackwell”, he was the creator of the “Ten Worst Dressed Women List”, an annual awards presentation held in January each year. He also published the “Fabulous Fashion Independents” list and an annual Academy Awards fashion review. He wrote two books, Mr. Blackwell: 30 Years of Fashion Fiascos and an autobiography, From Rags to Bitches. Mr. Blackwell passed away on October 19, 2008.