499 Halvern Dr

Los Angeles, CA, 90049


$2,031 per ft²
$2,031 per ft²
 - For Sale
8 Beds
16 Baths
12,800 ft²
Built 1940
An expansive compound of enormous style, sumptuous amenities, and exceptional privacy, this remarkable estate is designed for lavish entertaining both indoors and out. The prime Brentwood property comprises park-like grounds of nearly an acre complete with a pond, outdoor kitchen, swimming pool, sport court, guest house, movie theatre, gym, office, spacious decks, terraces, and lawns for entertaining, and a majestic seven-bedroom main residence. Set behind gates, with a huge motorcourt plus a separate drive to the guest accommodations, the home presents a welcoming blend of formal design and splendid comfort. Recently updated with fabulous fixtures and a streamlined contemporary look, the interiors are open and filled with natural light. A grand foyer with deep tray ceiling offers long sightlines to the verdant backyard as it opens first into a gracious lounge, then a handsome dining area with a wet bar and wall-display wine storage, and finally the living room, which has a beautiful fireplace, a service bar, and a picture window facing the pool, the foothills, and the Getty Museum. Across an open hallway is another living/family room with a full wall of glass that opens onto a deck overlooking the pool. This room opens to the spectacular chef's kitchen, which has top-of-the-line appliances, a huge dual-level island with seating, extensive counter space, picture windows, wine storage, and a walk-in pantry. A beautiful skylight staircase with illuminated floating treads ascends to the upper floor where there are four en-suite bedrooms, including the luxurious primary. This tranquil retreat provides every comfort, including a sitting area, service bar, laundry room, fireplace, a wall of glass opening onto a private pool- and Getty-view lounging deck, two generous walk-in closets with illuminated shelving, and dual spa-style bathrooms. The home's bottom floor, which opens directly to the backyard, has three more en-suite bedrooms, another laundry room, a large entertainment area with a fireplace and wet bar, and a movie theater with a bathroom. The beautifully landscaped terraced backyard, large enough for grand-scale entertaining, features a zero-edge pool with a large Jacuzzi, a spacious pool deck, several lawn areas, an outdoor kitchen/barbecue with bar seating, and various settings for dining and socializing. Beyond the main backyard is a one-bedroom guest house and a second guest house with beamed ceiling, wet bar, and powder room, which could be a media room, office, or art studio. Beyond these structures is a lovely patio with fire pit seating, a separate office/studio structure, a full gym with ballet barre, mirrored walls, and en-suite bath, plus an additional full bath. Toward the back of the estate is a scenic pond, the tennis/sport court, and a turf area that could be a putting green. In addition to a two-car garage with a powder room, the property is equipped with a full complement of smart-home features. This Brentwood compound is a stately property of rare quality in a very desirable, convenient location.

Interior Features

Kitchen Appliances
Built-Ins, Built-In BBQ, Double Oven, Convection Oven, Self Cleaning Oven, Range Hood, Range, Microwave, Gas
Kitchen Features
Island, Pantry, Stone Counters
Total Bedrooms
Full Bathrooms
Half Bathrooms
Interior Features
Detached/No Common Walls, Built-Ins, Bidet, Turnkey, Wet Bar, Open Floor Plan, Living Room Deck Attached, High Ceilings (9 Feet), Recessed Lighting
Laundry Description
Inside, Room
Floor Description
Stone Tile, Wood
Fire Pit, Exterior, Den, Living Room, Master Bedroom
Air Conditioning, Central

Exterior/Building Features

Lot Size
0.86 acres lot
Exterior Features
Guest House, Other
Architectural Style
Lot Details
Automatic Gate, Back Yard, Fenced Yard, Front Yard, Lawn, Landscaped, Yard, Street Paved, Curbs
Septic Tank

School Information

School District
Los Angeles Unified

Other Property Details

Garage Spaces
Covered Parking, Carport, Garage - 2 Car, Unassigned, Uncovered, Parking for Guests - Onsite, Parking for Guests, Parking Space, On street, Driveway - Pavers, Private, Private Garage
Parking Total
Los Angeles
Pool Description
Heated, In Ground, Private
Total Stories

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