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Home of the Week: Going Danish in Brentwood

Neal J. Leitereg
Sited below the Getty in Brentwood, the brick-clad residence was designed to evoke Denmark's traditional farmhouse architecture. Listed for $11.995 million, the Peter Chaote-designed house is reached by a winding drive that passes through a tunnel to reach the front motor court. The roughly two-third-acre property includes a greenhouse and a swimming pool. Expansive terraces center on views of the cityscape. The 7,958-square-foot house has a dual-island kitchen, a gym, four brick fireplaces, five bedrooms and 4.5 bathrooms.  (Dusan Simonovic/Dusan Simonovic)

This Danish farmhouse-style home, which takes its cues from Denmark’s traditional architecture, sits among the trees on nearly two-thirds of an acre in Brentwood. A striking copper roof and whitewashed brickwork bring a pastoral tone to the exterior, as do the butcher-block-topped islands and four brick fireplaces inside.

The details

Location: 675 Macculloch Drive, Los Angeles, 90049

Asking price: $11.995 million

Year built: 1987

Architect: Peter Choate

Living area: 7,958 square feet, five bedrooms, 4.5 bathrooms

Lot size: 0.63 acre

Features: Porte-cochere; motor court; grand foyer; formal living room; chef’s kitchen with two islands; wood-paneled library; greenhouse; swimming pool

About the area: In the 90049 ZIP Code, based on 19 sales, the median price for single-family homes in January was $5.158 million, a 116.6% increase year over year, according to CoreLogic.

Agent: Steve Sawaii, Compass, (310) 261-3777

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