The setting in Tom Ford’s new film, A Single Man, is a visual tableau of mid-century style. Fashion luminary Ford makes his directorial debut with the film (based on the 1964 novel by Christopher Isherwood), in which Colin Firth plays a grief stricken professor who has lost his longtime lover. The suburban Los Angeles home (currently for sale!) is the ideal modernist retreat for Firth’s reserved, soul-searching character. Designed by renowned architect John Lautner in 1949, the house is a gorgeous blend of natural wood, concrete and glass that merges seamlessly with the surrounding forest. Combined with Ford’s impeccable fashion sense and the chic ’60s style furnishings (created by the production geniuses behind Mad Men), A Single Man perfectly captures the essence of an era.
— Kate Donovan