A remarkable Spanish Colonial Revival house anchors this Brentwood estate to which the owners added a guesthouse and a music studio of indeterminate style. The designers were engaged to establish architectural coherence to this casual arrangement of buildings and organize outdoor spaces around the central lawn and Jacaranda. While retaining a sense of connection to the central lawn, each of the buildings was provided with discrete exterior spaces.
A pool was added to the south side of the property and aligned to the small music studio. Massive double columns support a wisteria pergola that shades the studio terrace. An arched arcade was added to the north face of the studio to provide a screen of shaded privacy. The guesthouse was wrapped with wall-planters to create an elegant outdoor living precinct.
At the front of the house, new perimeter walls, a circular drive and an entry courtyard emphasize the luxurious privacy still attainable in this leafy Los Angeles suburb.
Garden Design, Sarah Munster