Nestled in a hidden, elevated enclave, this gated, sprawling mid-century estate combines stately scale with an engaging blend of original features and era-sensitive updates, making it a Los Angeles mid-century marvel.
The Brander House, built in 1959 under the supervision of cultural barrier-breaking architect Eugene Kinn Choy, A.I.A., was subsequently immortalized by the era's most eminent architectural photographer Julius Shulman, and featured in The Los Angeles Times Home Magazine. No wonder, for this remarkable home exudes so much of what we have come to see as one of the most glamorous and newly re-appreciated periods in American architectural history.
The largely flat lot of approximately one and a quarter acres offers clear striking views of downtown, and encompasses a lighted tennis court, pool, detached studio, four-car garage, grassy lawn, water features, a meditation garden, and further opportunities for expanded amenities.
The residence offers an abundance of distinct mid-century architectural elements. Foremost among them is an imposing sandstone and travertine marble fireplace which occupies almost an entire wall; it firmly anchors the living room while setting a warm and exceptionally stylish tone to the entire house. Additional features include floor to ceiling windows, architectural interior beams and posts, the dining room's period-distinctive floating built-in buffet, and beautiful, natural wood kitchen cabinetry.
The Brander House affords discerning lovers of true mid-century architecture the ever rarer wonder of experiencing yesterday's sleek perfection in design, as it effortlessly endures the decades, resolving to make both today and the future just as perfect.