Paul Williams Traditional Estate
This one is magical.
Sited majestically down a long, gated drive on one of the most private, expansive, park-like, approximately 1.24 acre (per assessor) parcel in all of prime Brentwood, this elegantly-scaled and detailed Paul Williams-designed home has been lovingly maintained by its current owner for decades.
Steeped in Hollywood history and once the home of Tyrone Power, with warmth and timeless architectural interest in every corner, all public rooms orient to welcoming alfresco spaces amidst the glorious grounds with its boundless rolling lawns, meandering pathways, rose gardens and many towering trees.
Classic fireplaces, tall doors and bay windows, high, magnificently detailed ceilings, gleaming wood floors, painstakingly crafted built-ins and abundant natural light grace the interiors in a very sensible floorplan which, downstairs, includes a grand foyer, a stately living room, a substantial formal dining room and a tastefully redone kitchen and breakfast area. The delightful, richly paneled den features walls of bookcases and, truly, one of the most memorable oval-shaped pub rooms in town. Downstairs also find an enclosed lanai, a guest bath and an ensuite of two staff rooms.
A dramatic staircase leads to a charming, oval-shaped upper foyer and to four bedroom suites, the master with its romantic fireplace and two large terraces from which city to ocean views can be enjoyed.
The separate guest house with its full bath is tucked away privately and also works well as an office.
Rarely does an estate of this magnitude become available, one that offers the pedigree of a beloved architect and the distinctiveness of this vast and remarkable setting.