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.