The roots of Los Angeles’ Brentwood neighborhood go deep. The land was a part of a former rancho dotted with adobes and cattle till it was divided into particular person parcels within the Eighties. The upscale however low-key neighborhood that developed over many years rapidly grew to become often known as a spot to be in—and away from—the town.
The $26-million gated compound at 499 Halvern Drive is a grand instance of getting it each methods. The eight-bedroom dwelling with 16 loos sits on virtually an acre of land with a terraced yard faraway from the thrill of Los Angeles. Mature bushes and a park-like setting add a pure layer of privateness to the house simply 16 miles from downtown L.A.
Nobody craves privateness greater than celebrities. Peter Morton, co-founder of the Arduous Rock Cafe and creator of the now-shuttered Morton’s restaurant, briefly owned the compound within the late Nineties. People who stay or have lived in Brentwood embrace actor and former California governor Arnold Schwarzenegger, basketball participant LeBron James, music mogul Scooter Braun, actors Harrison Ford and Gwyneth Paltrow, and rapper Dr. Dre.
Historic properties stand close by, together with a 1939 Frank Lloyd Wright home, a ranch-style home designed by Black architect Paul R. Williams and a midcentury dwelling by modernist architect Richard Neutra.
The Halvern Drive dwelling, inbuilt 1940, was utterly transformed two years in the past. It has a streamlined, up to date look that takes benefit of pure mild and stokes the indoor-outdoor way of life, particularly for entertaining.
In the principle home, rooms with mild wooden floors easily movement from a grand lobby to a spacious lounge after which into a recent eating room with a moist bar and wine storage to the lounge.
An image window faces the pool and sizzling tub and appears out on the hilltop Getty Museum and the foothills. On the higher ground, the place 4 en-suite bedrooms are positioned, a wall of glass opens to a lounging deck and extra vistas.
The decrease ground holds three bedrooms, a moist bar, giant leisure space and movie show. The chef’s kitchen has a two-level stone-top central island with seating for informal meals and movie home windows in addition to a pantry and extra wine space for storing.
There are 4 cottages within the yard; two function guesthouses. One features a health club with an train barre, mirrored partitions and toilet. The opposite is an workplace that would turn into a media room or artwork studio. A brief stroll from the cottages to the again of the property results in a pond, tennis court docket and turf space that would turn into a placing inexperienced.
The terraced yard additionally contains an out of doors kitchen and bar with seating, a big patio with hearth pit and out of doors den, and ample lawns for out of doors leisure.
Laura Kalb of Hilton & Hyland is the itemizing agent.
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