Project posted by Brian Linder

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James C. Moore
Gary L. Scherquist
Suzy Poling

From Brian Linder

Gary L. Scherquist and James C. Moore, Architects | Gorham 5, 1981. Here in the heart of Brentwood, near all the shops and restaurants on San Vicente and Wilshire, this well-maintained 5-unit building is close to everything. Evocative of mid-century modern design, with clean lines, interlocking volumes, and a sophisticated sense of scale and proportion, this is a warm and finely-detailed contemporary home. A wood-burning fireplace anchors the double-height main area, separating the living room from the dining room, and providing a vertical counterpoint to the horizontality of the space. Pairs of French doors connect to an outdoor dining patio, and the generous kitchen features original hardwood cabinets and a comfortable built-in breakfast area with cushioned seating. The mezzanine above alternates as a third bedroom or home office, with custom cabinets, built-in bookshelves, and a private outdoor sitting area that effectively doubles the size of the room. The spacious master suite has a second fireplace, a spa bathroom with separate shower and double vanities, a large walk-in closet, and a sunny south-facing balcony. With espresso-colored cork flooring and Douglas fir accents throughout, this tasteful period piece is worthy of ongoing stewardship. Controlled entrance parking with side-by-side parking for two cars and ample storage.