For all the architectural styles that have sprung up in our fair city, you don't find a lot of Pueblo Revivalish houses in LA. And yet here's this ginormous example built in 1988 in a gated Brentwood neighborhood just above the Getty. The house has five bedrooms and six bathroom in its 11,674 square feet, spread over what looks like three levels, large windows throughout and stone floors in the entry and living room, which also has an undulating wall overhang that, while interesting, also appears to be eating the sofa. There's a large, totally late '80s kitchen, a gym, a home theater, and the all-important maid's quarters. The listing implies a connection with celebrity decorator Waldo Fernandez (who did the $40,000 a month penthouse at the 8500 Burton apartments) and local furniture designer Mimi London, but it's not entirely clear what they've done here. They are, however, "at their best in creating a resort style atmosphere," which is maybe more evident outside, with the fountains, lagoon pool, trails, and putting green on the 1.4-acre property. The house is definitely not to everyone's taste, nor is the price tag: it's on the market for $8.495 million.
· 11968 Brentridge [Estately]