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Hot Property: Fashion designer lists Studio City home

October 7, 2009 |  2:59 pm


Retired fashion designer Geary Roark, whose dresses and suits have been worn on such TV shows as “Dallas,” “Knots Landing,” “Cheers” and “Hollywood Insider,”  has listed his Studio City home at $1,099,000.
The Robert Byrd-designed storybook ranch, built in 1953, has hand-hewn beam ceilings, built-in cabinets and a two-sided brick wall with a fireplace in the living room and a built-in barbecue with a rotisserie in the dining room. There are three bedrooms and 2 1/2 bathrooms in 1,894 square feet.

Byrd is known for creating homes that make the most of their natural surroundings. “It’s built on a hill, and designed for the lot, so when you come up the driveway, there are a series of steps, and on the second level you see the openness of the house,” Roark said. “The inside and outside are all sort of one.”

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-- Lauren Beale

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Photo: Windows provide a view through the house to the backyard. Bret Parsons of Prudential California Realty’s Pacific Design Center office has the listing. Credit: John Hough