The Brentwood Farmhouse Goes Glam, $12.5MAuthor:Philip Ferrato
Where: 581 Lorna Lane, Brentwood
What: A glamorous, this-only-happens-in-LA farmhouse designed by the eminent architect Fred Fisher with landscaping by Pamela Burton, a 6-bed, 8-bath compound in two structures– the ideal venue for family life, entertaining and work. Also the kind of property you’ll never want to leave.
The dark, shingled main house is actually the second constructed on the property, completely designed by Fisher while towards the the rear of the site, the original ’70s house was reimagined by Fisher and given a sweeping carport roof. Both structures have substantial off-street parking.
In the main house, the living room is a handsome, paneled period throwback to the classic timbered interiors of Gerald Colchord.
The dining area and divided kitchen share a sweeping wood ceiling and access to the outdoors.
Upstairs, the sublime master bedroom is an open space, approached past a dressing area and bath, with a small (and perfectly detailed) private office nook.
What We Love: On a somewhat constrained lot in a dense neighborhood, the property is a masterwork of site planning and landscape design, exceptionally well-executed. Tucked behind the pergola is a walled swimmng pool.
More: Go to the listing for additional images and a video. Represented by the team of Smith + Berg at Pacific Union International.