Some people struggle to make a name for themselves in the fashion industry, and others become hugely successful. Ryan O’Connor is a fashion mogul who has experienced both ends of the spectrum. Although he founded his own company in 2009, it has only become a success in recent years. O’Connor was raised in Orlando, Florida, and he grew up skating. His passion for this activity inspired him to launch his fashion brand, RipNDip, in 2009. The streetwear apparel brand struggled for many years, but the company’s fortunes changed in 2015 when O’Connor began focusing on using social media to promote his brand and an image of the brand’s feline mascot, Lord Nermal, went viral. Now, RipNDip has become one of the hottest streetwear labels, and they are known for collaborating with many other well-known brands. The company’s headquarters are based on Fairfax Avenue in Los Angeles, right next door to their main competitor, Supreme. As the company is now doing so well, O’Connor can afford to buy himself a new home. Due to his company having its base in L.A., it makes sense that this is where he has chosen to put down roots. The fashion brand owner has bought not one but two properties, and here we take a look at his most recent purchase.
Ryan O’Connor’s Recent Purchases
Just three months ago, Ryan O’Connor splashed out $13.6 million for a contemporary mansion in Los Angeles. It is located at the top of the Blue Jay Way in the Bird Streets neighborhood of Los Angeles. However, the streetwear tycoon has decided that one stunning home is simply not enough, and he recently made a second real estate purchase. His most recent purchase was a beachfront home in the seaside celebrity enclave of Malibu. It is within a guard-gated community that is also home to many celebrities. Some of his neighbors include Halle Berry and Sandra Bullock, the latter of whom owns two multimillion-dollar properties in the neighborhood. Although the property was originally built in 1975, it was rebuilt in the mid-90s. It is a redwood-covered residence that sits on the sand and has unobstructed views of the Pacific Ocean from Catalina Island to Point Dume. The 4,090-square-feet property sits on a 6,328-square-feet lot, and it boasts five bedrooms and 5.5-bathrooms. O’Connor has paid $10.4 million for the beachfront Malibu residence.
Inside His Beachfront Malibu Pad
As you step through the front door, a wood-paneled entrance way has steps leading into the main living area. A fireplace is set into a brick-covered wall, around which seating is arranged. The other side of the room has a contemporary six-seat dining suite with a glass-topped table and white chairs. Floor-to-ceiling windows that run across one wall and curve around onto a second wall are the highlight of the main living space, as they deliver impressive ocean views. Double glass doors lead out onto a glass-walled balcony. The kitchen is towards the front of the property, off the great room, and to the side of the entrance way. It is separated from the living area with a half-height wood-paneled wall. An additional area for relaxing in is the family room, which also can be used as a home office if O’Connor does not want a second living area.
The room has multiple skylights on the sloping wood-beamed ceiling and windows above the custom built-ins that run around the room. To the rear of the entrance way, tucked behind the staircase, there is a small area for reading, as chairs sit between two walls of floor-to-ceiling shelving. From this area, double doors are leading to a small walled courtyard. The wooden staircase from the entrance way leads to the property’s second and third floors, where most of the bedrooms are housed. There are no less than three master suites in this property, says Dirt.com, so O’Connor can take his pick of bedrooms for himself while still having plenty of space to accommodate guests. Each of the master suites has direct balcony access that benefits from stunning views. They also have fireplaces set into a brick chimney. Each of the ensuites is beautifully designed. There are steps down into one of the ensuites, which is wood-paneled with in-built shelving, a double vanity, and a wood-paneled soaking tub. There is also a double shower surrounded by glass.
The Exterior of the Malibu Residence
O’Connor’s Malibu home sits directly on the side of the street. However, O’Connor will not need to worry too much about people passing by, as the property’s location in a guard-gated enclave means that traffic and footfall are low. There is some shrubbery in front of the integrated double garage and some shrubbery to the front of the redwood-covered property. A partially covered pathway leads to the wooden front door. The rest of the grounds are incorporated into the house at various positions. There is a small courtyard with a brick wall that is dotted with plant pots filled with flowers and shrubs. Off the courtyard is a wood-paneled sauna room, which has two levels of bench seating. The courtyard leads alongside the house and through the pillars supporting the balconies, leading directly across the beach. Other outdoor spaces include three balcony areas, one on each floor of the house. The ground floor balcony is accessed from the main living area, while the upper two balconies are accessed via the bedrooms. Each of the balconies has glass walls, so the views are unobstructed. The highlight of the exterior space is the direct beach access, as the house sits directly on the sand. All Ryan O’Connor needs to do to enjoy the beach and the ocean is to walk out of the rear of his new home.