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Raymond Chandler's Former Home in Brentwood Is Not Very Chandler-esque at All

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Though its aggressively cheery and bright color scheme makes it a bit difficult to envision, this Brentwood residence was once home to legendary writer of hardboiled detective novels (The Big Sleep, The Long Goodbye) and film noir screenplays (Double Indemnity) Raymond Chandler. Built in 1927, the 2,150-square-foot Spanish has been "newly refined throughout," in the words of the listing, and features two bedrooms, two baths (one of which contains what appears to be a desk and office chair), a tiled fireplace, wainscoting, crown molding, maple and tile floors, French doors, "lush outdoor gardens filled with specimen trees," and a guesthouse designed by Lise Claiborne Mathews, "which includes heated concrete floors, Moroccan tiles, solar panels and state-of-the-art energy conservation." Sited on a 7,450-square-foot lot, it's asking $2.395 million.

· 12216 Shetland Lane, Brentwood, California 90094 [deasy/penner]
· 12216 W Shetland Lane [Estately]