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Von Dutch Clothier Tonny Sorensen Lists Bev Hills Home

Clothier Tonny Sorensen lists Bev Hills home at $6.9 million

The gated midcentury modern was built in 1961 but completely redone by the Danish entrepreneur. He combined his love of minimalism and high-quality materials in the ocean-view, 6,000-square-foot home.


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A large motorcourt sits at the front of Tonny Sorensen's Beverly Hills house. (Michael McNamara)

By Lauren Beale, Los Angeles Times

March 12, 2012, 2:49 p.m.

Former Von Dutch chief executive and clothier Tonny Sorensen has left his signature on his personal residence in Beverly Hills and listed it at $6.9 million.

The gated midcentury modern was built in 1961 but completely redone by the Danish entrepreneur. He combined his love of minimalism and high-quality materials in the single-story, 6,000-square-foot home.

A small bridge spans a koi pond at the entrance to the open-plan house. Cambodian water sculptures from the 16th and 17th centuries stand in the pond.

"I had some Buddhist monks come to the house and bless the water," he said, "because I believe in good energy."

The master suite features a fireplace and dual bathrooms for a total of four bedrooms and five bathrooms. In the master bathroom, a large steam shower contains a cold plunge tank. The tank maintains a temperature of 44 degrees and is designed to prevent sports injuries and for health, Sorensen said. A tub carved out of marble sits nearby.

The half-acre site in the Trousdale area includes a swimming pool, a sauna, four fire pits, a kitchen and a built-in barbecue. In addition to the three-car garage, the motor court has room to park an additional 20 vehicles. There are city and ocean views.

At Von Dutch, Sorensen gained recognition for popularizing a trucker cap bearing the company name and using celebrities to promote the brand. In 2010, he launched the clothing brand CCR, for California Christiania Republic, creating a casual jumpsuit worn by Katy Perry and other notables.

Sorensen, 47, is selling because he bought a 700-acre property in the Three Rivers area that backs up to the Sequoia National Park. He is planning a 7,000- to 8,000-square-foot resort home there as well as yurts, trailers, treehouses and pre-fab houses for use by artists. Two miles of river run through the site.

"I want to spend more time up there," said the outdoorsman, whose hobbies include hiking, mountain biking, rock climbing, river rafting and off-roading. When back in L.A. on business, he said, he plans to stay at hotels.

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