$18 Million Los Angeles Mansion Functions NFT Digital Art Shows

Nonfungible tokens, or NFTs, have been attracting the focus of art collectors like Phillip Braunstein…


Nonfungible tokens, or NFTs, have been attracting the focus of art collectors like Phillip Braunstein considering that late past calendar year. Now Mr. Braunstein, president of Los Angeles-based mostly Colossal Houses, is hoping they will bring in customers. 

He is displaying off aspect of his have NFT collection—a entire set of will work from artist WhIsBe’s “Vandal Gummy” selection in a rainbow of colors—at his recently constructed Los Angeles household above the Sunset Strip, which strike the current market this week for just under $18 million.

The selection is exhibited on wise artwork frames, specifically Meural Canvas frames by Netgear, Mr. Braunstein claimed. 

A whole set of works from artist WhIsBe’s “Vandal Gummy” collection, in a rainbow of hues, is on display at the household.


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“I commonly like to include things like large-end artwork in my houses,” he described, including that there were frequently logistical problems with performing so. “But then with NFTs, you can have a thousand items of art stored on your cellular unit and you could swap it into your screen canvases at the contact of a finger.”

Mr. Braunstein and listing agent David Parnes of The Agency are hosting a occasion with the artist at the property later on this week, which they hope will appeal to the two art aficionados as very well as true estate lovers. 

“We are now getting inquiries…asking no matter if they can purchase the assortment with the residence,” explained Mr. Parnes, who shares the listing with James Harris, also of The Agency. “That is achievable as very well.”


WhIsBe’s gummy bear-inspired functions rank amongst the priciest NFTs, precisely “Gone But Not Overlooked,” which sold for $1 million in March.

Architect Hagy Belzberg intended the 9,418-square-foot dwelling so the higher ground is cantilevered about the main stage. 

“It’s like you’re floating when you are upstairs,” Mr. Braunstein claimed. 

The contemporary home has sliding glass doors foremost to outside areas that ignore downtown Los Angeles and the ocean beyond. There’s a double-top foyer and dwelling home and four bed room suites, as well as a wraparound deck and an infinity pool. Downstairs, there is a speakeasy with darkish leather-based and walnut partitions, as well as a motion picture theater and bar.


The house also has a steep, curving driveway surrounded by glass that the vendor and agent referred to as the “runway.” It’s highest point is 30 ft previously mentioned the street stage. 

“I’ve in no way noticed an strategy to a home like this. As you go up, the driveway turns into a look at. So it’s actually like you are getting off,” Mr. Parnes said.

Other features include things like a dwelling wall, a motor court docket with a turntable for autos, a 3-car or truck garage, a firepit, two outdoor bars, a temperature-controlled glass wine cellar and present day know-how, from built-in Crestron dwelling automation to a Sonos seem process through the house.