499 Halvern Drive, Los Angeles, CA, 90049
An expansive compound of enormous style, sumptuous amenities, and exceptional privacy, this remarkable estate is designed for lavish entertaining both indoors and out. The prime Brentwood property comprises park-like grounds of nearly an acre complete with a pond, outdoor kitchen, swimming pool, sport court, guest house, movie theatre, gym, office, spacious decks, terraces, and lawns for entertaining, and a majestic seven-bedroom main residence.
Set behind gates, with a huge motorcourt plus a separate drive to the guest accommodations, the home presents a welcoming blend of formal design and splendid comfort. Recently updated with fabulous fixtures and a streamlined contemporary look, the interiors are open and filled with natural light.
A grand foyer with deep tray ceiling offers long sightlines to the verdant backyard as it opens first into a gracious lounge, then a handsome dining area with a wet bar and wall-display wine storage, and finally the living room, which has a beautiful fireplace, a service bar, and a picture window facing the pool, the foothills, and the Getty Museum.
Across an open hallway is another living/family room with a full wall of glass that opens onto a deck overlooking the pool. This room opens to the spectacular chef’s kitchen, which has top-of-the-line appliances, a huge dual-level island with seating, extensive counter space, picture windows, wine storage, and a walk-in pantry.
A beautiful skylight staircase with illuminated floating treads ascends to the upper floor where there are four en-suite bedrooms, including the luxurious primary. This tranquil retreat provides every comfort, including a sitting area, service bar, laundry room, fireplace, a wall of glass opening onto a private pool- and Getty-view lounging deck, two generous walk-in closets with illuminated shelving, and dual spa-style bathrooms.
The home’s bottom floor, which opens directly to the backyard, has three more en-suite bedrooms, another laundry room, a large entertainment area with a fireplace and wet bar, and a movie theater with a bathroom.
The beautifully landscaped terraced backyard, large enough for grand-scale entertaining, features a zero-edge pool with a large Jacuzzi, a spacious pool deck, several lawn areas, an outdoor kitchen/barbecue with bar seating, and various settings for dining and socializing. Beyond the main backyard is a one-bedroom guest house and a second guest house with beamed ceiling, wet bar, and powder room, which could be a media room, office, or art studio. Beyond these structures is a lovely patio with fire pit seating, a separate office/studio structure, a full gym with ballet barre, mirrored walls, and en-suite bath, plus an additional full bath.
Toward the back of the estate is a scenic pond, the tennis/sport court, and a turf area that could be a putting green. In addition to a two-car garage with a powder room, the property is equipped with a full complement of smart-home features. This Brentwood compound is a stately property of rare quality in a very desirable, convenient location.
Co-Listed with Laura Kalb, Hilton & Hyland, DRE# 00872948, 818.371.9350