Lana Carlson and Leslie Gossett founded House of L to capitalize on the synergy between their respective fields–high-end art and luxury real estate. The result is a perfect blend of their talent and strengths–a popup showcase for artists and home sellers alike. By tapping the power of the Sotheby's brand and Lana's contemporary art network, House of L offers an unparalleled opportunity to agents across the country and globe.
In addition to her role at House of L, Lana was the head curator and co-founder of the POP Austin International Art Show. Prior to conceptualizing POP Austin in 2014, she was the director and founder of the Modern Art Gallery in Paris and Saint-Petersburg. Lana has an extensive education that covers the arts and business and is fluent in English, French, and Russian. Lana and her team were responsible for curating and producing the first-ever state museum exhibitions of Auguste Rodin at the Tsaritsyno Museum in Moscow and the Peter and Paul Fortress in Saint-Petersburg in 2012. As a dealer and curator, Lana puts together numerous exhibitions and participates in art fairs around the world, including Hong Kong, Madrid, Miami, Los Angeles, and Moscow, to name a few.
Leslie is currently the owner of L Design and Staging and an Associate Broker at Kuper Sotheby’s International Realty, representing some of Austin’s finest properties and consistently producing top results. Leslie began her career in real estate in 2005 at Texas Christian University, where she earned a BBA in Finance and Real Estate. As a realtor, she gained a foothold in the Dallas/Ft. Worth luxury residential market, before taking a position with a commercial private equity group as an investment analyst, and later running her own brokerage, N30 Living, specializing in Central Austin real estate and the sale of new construction homes.
Sotheby’s is one of the world’s most recognized and respected luxury brands, having served discerning auction buyers and sellers since 1744. Founded in 1976 to provide independently owned and operated real estate offices with a powerful marketing and referral program for luxury listings, the Sotheby’s International Realty® network, through its association with the Sotheby’s brand, is uniquely positioned to serve the luxury real estate market.
With that rich heritage in association with the auction house, the Sotheby’s International Realty brand is a truly global luxury real estate network representing exceptional clients with discerning tastes. With brokerages in 69 countries and over 22,000 sales associates, the Sotheby’s International Realty network continues to define the meaning of luxury by providing unparalleled personalized service along with the most exclusive luxury real estate available in the world.
“I’ve watched Leslie and Lana’s immaculate work for the last few years. The quality of art and events they put together and incredible dedication to their projects perfectly aligns with our Sotheby’s brand. Their fresh and creative approach to these events, organization and relationships with emerging creatives from around the world truly makes for an unforgettable and fulfilling experience for everyone involved."
-Harry J Kuper
Principal Broker, Kuper Sotheby's