Home of the Week: Contemporary Farmhouse with Storied Cubist Guest Home


Set upon an oversized creekside lot in Brentwood, this two-story home and detached guest house realize casual contemporary living amongst a sophisticated farmhouse ambiance. While the main residence is newly-constructed, complete with high-end details to satiate modern living, the storied guest home was recognized with a Decade Honor Award in 2006, presenting a unique chance to weave yourself into L.A.’s architectural history. As such, the dual residences bring to fruition a luxe yet legendary California lifestyle. The property, located at 1007 Wellesley Avenue, is listed with Partners Trust’s Founding Partner Richard Stearns and Associate Partner Diana Tsow and offered at $5,895,000.


The 4,178-square-foot main residence boasts an open-flow layout that is experienced immediately upon entering the foyer. A soothing neutral palette abounds throughout, commencing in the adjacent living room, warmed by a fireplace and inrush of natural light, and continues onward into the dining room, ideal for both intimate affairs or formal occasions.


The fluidity progresses forth to the sprawling gourmet chef’s kitchen and great room, setting the stage for ultimate relaxation or entertaining with its impressive composition and beautifully-lit interior. Featuring boundless professional-grade appliances, Calacatta marble countertops, a vast butler’s pantry and a cozy dining nook, the kitchen is an epicure’s ultimate domain.


The adjoining great room captivates with its expansivity and comfort by virtue of a warm cottage white aesthetic and contrasting bold industrial details. This generously-sized living space is lined with LaCantina bifold doors that open to the vast terrace, optimal for alfresco dining year-round.


The main residence is home to five ensuite bedrooms, including the luxurious master retreat. Complete with a high vaulted ceiling, fireplace, grand lounge area, glass sliding doors unto a private balcony and deluxe spa-like bath, this capacious yet comfortable master suite doubles as an in-home oasis.


Beyond the interior lies the terrace, featuring an outdoor fireplace and barbeque, large manicured lawn, multiple lounge areas and unified pool and spa, all of which are set at an elevation with the stunning guest home just beneath.


Within the storied guest home, L.A.’s rich architectural history is utterly enlivened. Built in 1998, the 800-square-foot detached residence was a frequent haunt of Frank Gehry, who inspired its stunning cubist design. Recognized with a Decade Honor Award by the Los Angeles Chapter of the American Institute of Architects in 2006, and featured in Curbed and Architizer, the one-bedroom structure, with an updated kitchen and living area, showcases a revolutionary design that is encompassed by walls of sheer glass.


Enveloped by lush foliage that maximizes its sought-after creekside setting, this property presents a matchless opportunity to dwell within both a newly-constructed home and renowned guest residence. Here, one’s architectural reveries are fully actualized within an ever-coveted Brentwood locale.

1007 Wellesley Avenue is listed with Partners Trust’s Founding Partner Richard Stearns and Associate Partner Diana Tsow. For more information on this property, click here.

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