Via Curbed LA: In the early 1990s, Senior Curator Emeritus of LACMA Maurice Tuchman commissioned museum architect Brent Saville to design the perfect Hollywood Hills home. According to an interview with Luxury Culture, the architect then put Tuchman to work: "At the outset, Brent insisted that I take the time - two months, as I recall - to write an intricately detailed three-page memorandum to him with the precise way I anticipated, ideally, living in the house on a day to day basis... From this exacting program, the architect made his plans."
The result was a 5,582 square foot home that both showcased Tuchman's extensive contemporary art collection and was, in itself, a work of art. There are two bedrooms and four bathrooms, an office, a library, a fitness room and heated pool. The original listing boasts about the home's star quality as "the subject of the Discovery Channel documentary 'Dream Living, the Astral House' and filmed in Steven Soderbergh's movie 'The Limey.' " Rent at $14,000 a month comes with original furnishing, a contemporary art collection, and housekeeping twice a week.