Celebrity Chef Bobby Flay Buys Home in Los Angeles

Bobby Flay and the home (Photos via Getty/The Society Group)

Celebrity chef Bobby Flay spent the last few months looking at a Midcentury Modern–inspired home in Los Angeles, but it was missing something he dreamed of: a chef-worthy outdoor kitchen.

The owners of the home happened to be designers. They agreed to work with Flay to build an outdoor kitchen to Flay’s specifications, including a pizza oven and an Argentinian-style grill.

That sealed the deal: Flay bought the home, on Rising Glen Road in the hills above Sunset Boulevard, for $7.6 million, according to the Wall Street Journal.

The sellers, Michael and Arya Martin, designed and built the 5,800-square-foot home. They run the design-and-build firm OSKLO.

The boxy house has floor-to-ceiling glass windows and a largely open floor plan. It was recently featured in Architectural Digest.

The Midcentury Modern inspiration is clear in the built-in floating shelves and interior glass atrium. Each of the four bedrooms opens to a private terrace and pathway connecting to the rear of the home.

The small, fenced-in back yard centers on a patio area and the pool. There are lawns, sculptures and landscaped trees.

L.A.’s residential market, particularly the top end, remains hot nearly

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Former Hollywood Executive Caitlin Scanlon Becomes One Of Los Angeles’ Top Interior Designers

Throughout her career in the entertainment industry, Caitlin Scanlon produced and developed many films, including The Hurricane starring Denzel Washington, and Coach Carter starring Samuel L. Jackson. But her most well-known and beloved project was Bring It On, which spawned multiple sequels and even a Broadway musical.

Then the writer’s strike of 2007 changed the course of Scanlon’s career. Unable to work for six months, she found herself with a lot of extra time. Always the design-enthusiast, she began to assist friends and colleges with the interior design of their homes. 

After finding a mentor in Sasha Emerson, who successfully made the leap to interior design after a career in the television industry, Scanlon parlayed her Hollywood connections (and raw talent) to become a name in the interior design world.

I recently spoke with the designer about how she approaches her work, learned some of her best tips, and found out the truth about working with celebrities.

How did you first become interested in interior design?

I’ve always been into design and architecture. I was fortunate enough to have parents who loved restoring houses. So I grew up in, among other places,

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