Open House Obsession: 1969 Post+Beam By Surf Legend Matt Kivlin, $3.5M


Where: 2000 Westridge Road, Brentwood
When: Sunday, August 19 from 2:00pm–5:00
Asking: $3,495,000
What: A 4-bed, 4-bath Post+Beam designed by architect/developer Matt Kivlin, cantilevered over a canyon with views over Brentwood to Downtown.

After experiencing the joys of surfing on a visit to Hawaii in 1940, Kivlin (1929-2014) would become renowned for engineering and developing the lightweight balsa surf board (what would become known as the “Malibu Board”) before going on to become an architect, designing and building over 200 homes in Malibu, Brentwood, Pacific Palisades and Santa Monica. By then he was a surfing legend, reknowned for his boardbuilding innovations and surfing style, and this may well have been one of Kivlin’s first projects.

There’s not much “1969” left here, but the simple, unpretentious proportions remain, emphasizing the open views but with impeccable detailing.

The beautifully crafted kitchen and luxurious baths share the same black+white aesthetic.

What We Love: Decks extend into the tree canopy, creating an enviable “treehouse”.

More: Go to the listing for additional images and information. Represented by Frank Langen, Senior Partner at Deasy Penner.