5 Beds • 5 Baths • 5500 SF • $3,295,000 SOLD
Sometimes the line between dreams and reality blur. One moment you are tending your garden in the south of France. Thousands of pebbles churn beneath your feet, as you approach a fastidious Oak tree with glowing lamps swinging in the wind . The next moment you are floating in a sea of white cushions amongst the block and masonry walls of a Mid-Century lair. Candles throw distant shadows onto delicious art, creating nuances that play tricks with your mind. And in another instant, you feel the cool concrete beneath your feet, as you glide towards an antique claw-foot tub in the middle of an industrial warehouse.
“Where am I?”, you ask. As your conscious mind battles the persuasive insistence of the dream world, you realize… “I am home.”
Dreams, reality and architectural styles do blend, and they are combined in the airy compound known as “Brier House”. This contemporary masterpiece was completed in 2007 by architect Juan Felipe Goldstein. Featured in numerous shoots for TV, film and print, this 5000+ sqft. homage to modern architecture sits on a 13,410 sqft. flat pad. A private driveway descends to the hidden hillside gem with parking for 10 cars.
The residence consists of 5 bedrooms and 5 Baths, plus a fully functioning guest residence and office space. The main level features a covered walkway leading to the front entry. Glass doors open the entire room to the view of the manicured lawn and front gardens. A beautiful living room with walls of glass and light, beckon guests further into the home. Bleached oak floors, pitched wood ceilings and a stunning white-brick fireplace place complete the room.
The kitchen is every chefs dream. There is a large center island made with steatite counters. This magnesium-rich stone comes from areas where tectonic plates are subducted from heat and pressure, but not melted. Taking thousands of years to form, it is a strong durable surface. A farm sink and Miele dishwasher are in perfect alignment with the Viking stove and large Sub-Zero refrigerator. All aspects of the workplace are perfectly suited to assist in the gourmet preparation of the finest foods.
Directly off the kitchen a beautiful dining area opens to a spacious industrial style family room. All three rooms are in perfect harmony for cooking, entertaining and allowing family to gather. It is here where memories of life and family will be built, cherished and adorned.
Glass doors open to the back rock-garden where you are greeted by an ancient Buddah statue. Rub his belly for good luck, it will be sure to follow. Perfectly situated off the kitchen, guests will meander and cozy up to a roaring fire-pit while lights twinkle in the trees above.
The second level of the home houses the immense master suite. High ceilings, white oak floors and built-in book shelves add to the allure of the peaceful and functional space. Gaze across the room towards a glimmering tiled fireplace and antique chandelier, or out the picturesque windows framing a giant California oak. The master bath features an antique claw-foot tub, horizontal skylights, Anne Sacks tile work and an immense shower saturated in light.
The third level allows for a functional office that is separated from the main residence. Perfect for situations where workers need to enter the home, but allowing privacy at the same time.
“Brier House” is one of the most unique properties to ever dot the fabled Hollywood Hills. Inspired by art, every room is testament that man shall conceive and create. As you retreat to your daily paradise, lay your head gently down upon a pillow, close your eyes, and awaken to a world that you could have only once imagined.