A five bedroom, six-and-a-half bathroom architectural home has hit the market in Brentwood for $6.25 million. The Mediterranean-style estate was designed by noteworthy LA architect, Peter Choate. Choate started his career by working with his father Chris Choate, who had numerous celebrity clients and once worked with famed architect Cliff Mays making prefabricated homes. Peter Choate then went on to work under LA architect Ted Grenzbach (who built for stars Frank Sinatra, Cher, and Barbra Streisand) before going into business for himself. Choate went on to design homes for clients like Sharon Stone, Anne Bancroft and Mel Brooks, Carol Burnett, and Ryan O'Neal. A fun blast from the past: a1979 People Magazine article notes that when Choate was commissioned to do the renovations for celeb Linda Ronstadt's Malibu property, Choate remembered that "Governor Brown sneaked around a lot" around the home.
This particular Choate-designed home is located in the desirable Rockingham Rim area of Brentwood Park. The 1,966 square foot house features a living room with a fire place, media room, commercial kitchen, library with a solarium and fireplace, and a temperature-controlled wine cellar. The master suite includes a sitting area, dual bathrooms and closets, and a private poolside living room. The estate, which sits on over a half-acre of land, sits tucked behind gates for added privacy. The property also features a courtyard entry, a pool with a waterful and stacked stone spa, and mountain views.
Photos by Lee Manning, courtesy of the official listing with David Offer of Prudential, Brentwood