Location, land and privacy – all on L.A.’s Westside.
The Ranch, listed at $64.5 million, is set in the Mandeville Canyon area of Brentwood. It’s less than 4 miles from the coast, under 9 miles from Beverly Hills’ famed Rodeo Drive and a mere 18 miles from Los Angeles International Airport. And yet it feels a world away.
Helping to create that atmosphere are the more than six acres of grounds, which boast manicured gardens, expanses of lawn and even a private hiking trail.
Furthering the effect, the estate is surrounded by another seven acres of open space as well as the preserves of the Santa Monica Mountains National Recreation Area.
The asking price is on par with what estates are selling for on the Westside. This year, there have been three non-Malibu sales of $40 million or more west of the 405 Freeway, including the $48.7-million sale of Vice Media co-founder Shane Smith’s Santa Monica compound and record executive Scooter Braun’s $65-million purchase of a Noah Walker-designed home in Brentwood.
The Los Angeles high so far this year was a $69-million purchase in Bel-Air by the singer The Weekend. A Malibu sale garnered $51.65 million.
“These are serious numbers all of a sudden,” says one of the Ranch’s listing agents, David Kramer of Hilton & Hyland. “I don’t think it will be long before you see your first $100-million sale in Brentwood.”
Arched wooden gates open to a motor court with a central landscaped fountain at the front of the house.
Risers step up to the tall double front door, which is sheltered by a balcony. A red tile roof, wrought ironwork, arched windows and smooth stucco underscore the Mediterranean vibe.
Designed for entertaining, the mansion centers on a two-story formal living room. High ceilings continue throughout. The bistro-style dining room can accommodate a dinner party of 22.
The kitchen and family room open to an outdoor dining pergola that looks onto a grass path lined with melaleuca trees. A wood-paneled office and media room are among other living spaces.
The six bedrooms and eight bathrooms include a primary retreat with a sitting room, a marble bathroom and double closets.
A playroom, a sitting room and a gym are located upstairs.
The basement level features a vault-door entrance, flex or meeting space, state-of-the-art technology and a security system.
A swimming pool and cabana sit off a long terrace accessed by a row of arched French doors on one side of the house. A championship-size lighted tennis court with a pavilion lies on the other side of the property.
The hiking trail leads to a pergola for taking in distant views. Trailing rosemary, lavender and olive trees are among the plantings.
There’s a three-car garage and motor court parking for 16 vehicles.
An orchard with more than 20 types of fruit trees, vegetable and herb gardens and specimen trees complete the grounds.