Here's something you don't see every day--a listing where the guesthouse outshines the main residence. Located a few blocks east of the Brentwood Country Club, this quirky property was the subject of an admiring LA Times feature back in 2006, when its guesthouse was recognized with a Decade Honor Award by the Los Angeles Chapter of the American Institute of Architects. The 800 square foot cubist structure was built in 1998 for the property's then-owner, conservationist/philanthropist Donna O'Neill. Designed by architects Susan Lanier and Paul Lubowicki, it occupies the terrace below the 10,350 square foot lot's original structure, a two-bedroom, one and three-quarters bath Spanish bungalow built in 1928. Features of the vintage house include hardwood floors, coved ceilings, French doors, a fireplace, and patio, while the one-bedroom, one-bath addition features a planted and terraced roof, hardwood floors, clerestory windows, and a creek running below it. The listing notes that the residence is now "owned by a land conservancy, all offers will be presented to a board of directors after the property has been exposed." Asking price is $1.295 million.
· 1007 WELLESLEY Ave [Redfin]
· Hidden Nature, in Two Boxes [LAT]