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 Eighteen Eighties. The upscale however low-key neighborhood that advanced over many years shortly grew to become often called 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 house with 16 bogs sits on virtually an acre of land with a terraced yard faraway from the thrill of Los Angeles. Mature timber 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 Exhausting Rock Cafe and creator of the now-shuttered Morton’s restaurant, briefly owned the compound within the late Nineties. Other people who dwell or have lived in Brentwood embody 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 house by modernist architect Richard Neutra.
The Halvern Drive house, in-built 1940, was fully reworked two years in the past. It has a streamlined, modern look that takes benefit of pure gentle and stokes the indoor-outdoor life-style, particularly for entertaining.
In the primary home, rooms with gentle wooden flooring easily stream from a grand lobby to a spacious lounge after which into a up to date eating room with a moist bar and wine storage to the lounge.
An image window faces the pool and scorching tub and appears out on the hilltop Getty Museum and the foothills. On the higher ground, the place 4 en-suite bedrooms are situated, 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 cupboard space.
There are 4 cottages within the yard; two function guesthouses. One features a fitness center with an train barre, mirrored partitions and toilet. The opposite is an workplace that would change 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 change into a placing inexperienced.
The terraced yard additionally consists of an out of doors kitchen and bar with seating, a big patio with fireplace pit and outdoors den, and ample lawns for outside leisure.
Laura Kalb of Hilton & Hyland is the itemizing agent.
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