Brentwood California

Located in the Santa Monica Mountains in Brentwood California, this Architecturally significant home was built by the current owners in 1950's and is surrounded by the modern landmarks of A. Quincy Jones, Frank Lloyd Wright and Cliff May.  Perched on a small hill, the original home-newly constructed by the owners created difficulty for finding its front door as well as creating security needs for parking and access of visitors. After living in the home from its inception and watching the sprawling growth of Los Angeles out of their windows, the Owners wanted a much needed facelift and modern visual appearance that the home deserved. Enamored with the surrounding contemporary Architecture of the 50's Case Study homes of sleek linear lines and steel framing, research on how best to reconnect the home to its site and environment with appropriate details to allow the home to fit its original character as well as engaging the more contemporary surrounding counterparts.

Special attention to replacing existing exterior stone-in “Wrightian” linear fashion was carefully studied with local stone masons to enhance the homes linear qualities. As the homes main entry and living area faced due West to the Pacific Ocean, overhangs of steel were used to create sun protected overhangs.   To enhance the outdoor experiences, the homes main living room included the new cantilevered patio allowing for viewing the Pacific Ocean. For security, retractable steel gates for the entry and parking court allowed for the owners private access on the open street.

Project Team:

  • Design Team: Craig McMahon AIA
  • Contractor: Sandy Becker, Becker Construction, Los Angeles California



  • 2015 Master Design Award- Silver Award