Johnny Johnston hails from Vail, Colorado. He spent his youth frolicking through the Rockies adorned in lederhosen. His devastating good looks got him into Brown University and he headed East to study History, Literature and Architecture. Afterward, Johnny moved to Los Angeles in search of the perfect Spanish villa. The search has lasted 20 years and taken him across the city. Sometimes, looking at property, he’d try to solve some of life’s more confounding questions. Do the laws of thermodynamics apply equally to the mid-century and craftsman? Does a modern home need a modern man? What is modern… and what is man? Toward this end, Johnny went to seminary to pursue a Masters degree in Theology.
Working with Sotheby’s International Realty for over a decade, Johnny and his team have established themselves as one of the most respected real estate teams in the city. With a clientele steeped in the entertainment industry, Johnny has represented principals from more than 20 countries. He is in the top 1% of Sotheby’s International Realty agents nationwide.
Johnny was involved in the creation of Sotheby’s for Schools, a non-profit organization committed to empowering youth through education. 100% of proceeds goes directly to local schools for our children. A percentage of every dollar Johnny's team earns goes to Sotheby’s for Schools. To date, his office has contributed over $20,000 to Los Angeles public schools.
Johnny, his wife (fashion designer Heidi Merrick) and their two children split their time between Silver Lake, Santa Barbara and Vail. Heidi forbids Johnny from from indulging in lederhosen, but late at night he still dares to dream.