Rarely is such an exquisite and elegant home offered for sale in
Brentwood’s most prestigious neighborhoods, Brentwood Park. For the first time
since being built, “The Chateau” by Studio William Hefner can be purchased
privately for $13,000,000.
Meticulously designed by one of Los Angeles’s most recognized architects,
William Hefner, and custom built for the owners with attention to detail in every
room in this one-of- a-kind residence.
Incredible craftsmanship, creating a gorgeous 5,800 square foot home on a
large, 26,000 square-foot lot with a rare, sunken, North-South facing
championship- sized tennis court, pool with an allee of fruitless olive trees,
Japanese maples; as well as large plantings of oak-leaved hydrangea, lavender and
upright rosemary all framed with handsome stone and stucco walls.
The home offers 12 ft. ceilings on the main floor and vast amounts of light
flood through the steel floor-to- ceiling windows with transoms, to create a
wonderfully dramatic and welcoming use of space and providing a feeling of
serenity and elegance. Every room and corner of the house is an elegant
architectural and interior design statement; from the chef’s dream kitchen, to the
simply elegant master suite with 10 foot ceilings, fireplace and luxuriously
streamlined bathroom with large, custom his-and- her Calcutta Ondulato marble
vanities, a free-standing Waterworks bathtub, and a walk-in Gascogne Blue marble
shower, all with views to the expansive landscaped grounds.
The entire back of the home has a wall of glass with 12-foot floor to ceiling
doors with transoms that open on to the garden. Tall and vertical windows bring-
in abundant light as well as structure to each room. Even the curvaceous wrought-
iron custom entrance door is fitted with obscure glass to illuminate the entryway
and each fireplace in the house is dressed with antique 17th and 18thcentury French
An impressive center-hall separates the public living and dining rooms in
front from the private, Marmarino venetian plastered family room and the
centerpiece staircase, which is one of the pivotal areas of the house with a
wrought-iron and bronze railing that follows the curve of the Gascogne Blue
marble stairs, while a 20-foot- tall steel window floods even more light into the
center of the house, creating a very luxurious and beautiful work of art.
Furnishings with slightly curved lines recall the Art Deco period and
complement the geometry of the architecture, while antiques lend a vintage
The chef’s dream kitchen offers a custom-made Central Island, with room
for two stools and, for discreet design and aesthetics; appliances are hidden from
view behind painted wooden cabinetry. Stainless-steel counters, edged with the
zinc used on bars in Paris, the Waterworks Pietra Azzuratta Ajava Blue backsplash
and, the custom Bianco Perino marble mantel above the range add the atmosphere.
An iron-paned window opens to a covered rear porch and ample yard, enhancing
the indoor presence are glass doors to facilitate an easy flow between the kitchen
and the terrace at the rear of house.
The home features a dramatic, detailed paneled living room, dining room,
and master bedroom. The curved dining room with antique mirror, soften the
rigidity of the space and, offsetting the traditional appearance, a custom, Minotti
Unolingo Slim 55” elliptical-shaped chandelier with clear , palest blue and gray
crystals. The wood floors are Cartier French Oak Flooring 3 1/4” wide chevron and
6” Cartier French Oak boarders. The lanterns on the outside of the house are
custom-made from William Laman and the solid lead pots on the front terrace
were the last remaining six from a foundry in England.