Luxury Outlook 2022
An ambitious exploration into high-end residential markets across the globe.
Tracing its origins to the late 19th century, when it was carved from a Mexican land grant along the slopes of the Santa Monica Mountains, Brentwood remains a sought- after community closely intertwined with the history of Southern California and Hollywood. In this exclusive enclave, architecturally intriguing estates are surrounded by meticulous landscaping, and the lifestyle is laid-back, wholesome, and healthy. In addition to stunning natural scenery, Brentwood offers enticing running paths and hiking trails, manicured parks, numerous popular restaurants and boutiques, and easy access to the world-renowned J. Paul Getty Museum.
Los Angeles, California | Graham J. Larson, Sotheby’s International Realty – Pacific Palisades Brokerage
Set well back from the road at a premier address in this desirable locale, this impressive 10,000-square-foot home is nestled amid some 3.1 acres of towering trees and emerald greenery that create a curtain of peace and privacy. Inspired by homes of the English countryside, it is a stylish refuge featuring seven bedrooms, 10 baths, and a host of captivating spaces for living and entertaining.
A marble and limestone floor in a black-and-white checkerboard pattern adds a whimsical touch to an airy foyer with a uniquely soaring ceiling and a sophisticated stairway with a striking custom steel-and-brass handrail. Beyond are a bright and inviting living room with a wood-burning fireplace and white oak floors; a chic formal dining room with soothing neutral hues; a casual family room with a bar; a generous gourmet kitchen with an island, Calacatta marble countertops, top-caliber stainless- steel appliances, a butler’s pantry, and a charming breakfast room; and a unique office with bold blue walls and abundant built-in bookshelves lined with distinctive patterned wallpaper. On the upper level alongside four guest bedrooms, the owner’s suite offers dual baths and closets any fashionista will appreciate. Two additional suites are located on the main level.
Outside French doors in the breakfast and living rooms is a majestic rolling lawn that surrounds a refreshing swimming pool, a relaxing spa, a stone fireplace, and an enviable outdoor kitchen with a bar—all encouraging festive alfresco festivities. Other highlights include a gated service entrance, a security system, and a Crestron smart home system. This singular estate affords consummate privacy, ease of living, and pure peace of mind—perhaps the most desirable amenities in this storied L.A. community.