Allen Siple's 'Medieval Castle' For $2.995 Million

05/02/2011 12:09 pm ET | Updated Jul 02, 2011

Via Curbed LA: This 1953 Brentwood home was built by Allen Siple, a Los Angeles-based architect who graduated from the University of Southern California School of Architecture. Forgotten Modern: California Houses 1940-1970 notes that Siple was a "lifelong anglophile" who played the bagpipes and sent his shoes to England for repair. That may explain the inspiration behind this Brentwood home, with an ivy-covered facade and 40-foot stone walls "reminiscent of a medieval castle."

The two bedroom, two bathroom home is almost three thousand square feet on about five-a-half acres of land. Curbed LA notes, "there's no pool at present, but certainly room for one." The listing also details the recycled and reused elements of the home: salvaged lumber from an old Venice pier and a "boxcar of burned timbers" make up the beams and hardwood flooring of the home.

Photos by Nick Springett, courtesy of the official listing with Mary Lu and Kathleen Tuthill of Coldwell Banker.

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