Beverly Hills designer Morgan Brown has listed her West Hollywood compound for $16.9 million. The property sits on a twin lot simply blocks from Soho Home and a number of the space’s most acclaimed procuring and eating districts.
The property consists of 4 constructions set in 9,495 sq. ft of residing area on a 26,499-square-foot lot within the coronary heart of WeHo.
Brown, daughter of trend mannequin Karen Somerville and producer and screenwriter Harry “Coco” Brown, grew up touring the globe. Along with her well-known household historical past, Brown and Scottish actor Gerard Butler have been relationship on and off for about 9 years; they’re at present on, she famous with amusing.
Brown mentioned experiencing new cultures and touring has knowledgeable her adorning expertise and her design aesthetic.
The compound features a skate park (constructed for her son, Brown mentioned) and a salt-water pool with lush foliage and established olive timber that give the home a comfortable, non-public really feel.
“The double lot in prime West Hollywood is uncommon for the world,” mentioned Alyson Richards, the itemizing agent with Carl Gambino of Compass.
The principle house is Mediterranean model with a designer kitchen with a La Cornue vary. The kitchen results in a floor-to-ceiling rock room with an 18th-century fire mantle that Brown imported from France. A winding stairwell leads right down to a speakeasy-inspired bar and a 12-seat residence theater with Moroccan paneling and classic Moroccan rugs.
A classy open-format casita (a small home) stands because the third construction with 656 sq. ft and results in the fourth constructing. Right here, an indoor-outdoor workplace makes for an inspiring work space and could be simply transformed into residing area upstairs, whereas a stylishly retrofitted sport deck and fitness center account for the primary ground of the constructing, which is 1,715 sq. ft.
“Morgan’s house is one my favourite properties in Los Angeles. The second you step by means of the gates, you are feeling as in the event you’ve been transported to a European countryside, all of the when you are within the coronary heart of West Hollywood. It’s actually unbelievable,” listed agent Richards added.
The retreat is peppered with whimsical moments from a comfortable firepit to a personal sizzling tub and a tree-veiled gazebo.
Brown, who transformed her first residence buy at 25, took the lead on the design however joined forces with draftsman Ignacio Erazo to create the inviting compound.
“I’ve at all times gravitated towards the old-world attraction that’s irreplaceable,” she mentioned.
Between the 4 buildings, there are eight bedrooms and 10 loos with glass enclosures, non-public fountains, steam showers, statues and different distinctive design upgrades. The house’s wellness heart and fitness center function a speckled glass mirror with a customized ballet bar constituted of rusted pipe.
Morgan, who was born in Beverly Hills, mentioned she has lengthy stored an eye fixed on alternatives within the space. “I’ve at all times watched Orlando Avenue in West Hollywood as a result of heaps are sometimes thrice the scale of different properties. I purchased two heaps and ended up demolishing every part right down to the filth. I made the brand new most important homes considerably smaller [3,025 square feet and 4,725 square feet] regarding the regular. They’re all cut up into smaller and extra manageable areas with their very own wonderful moments,” she added.
“I paid about $7 million for the filth and have simply spent upwards of that quantity on the property. I’ve paid greater than $1 million simply in landscaping. To me, it appears like you might be within the center if Europe and but you’re in the course of West Hollywood,” she added.
This isn’t the primary time the compound has been on the market. In 2019, the property listed at $19.5 million however was finally pulled off the market.
Gambino, one among two itemizing brokers, has been promoting property for greater than 20 years. He mentioned patrons like the truth that the house has a number of residences.
“It is such an unbelievable design. And there’s a specialness to the place that’s arduous to elucidate except you go to. Everybody that walks in is blown away by what Morgan has accomplished with the property,” Gambino added.
Brown is now targeted on the Mojave Moon, a 200-acre challenge in California’s Joshua Tree that homes a boutique resort with bungalows within the form of stars and crescent moons. Morgan mentioned her dream was “to make a spot the place individuals can escape,” she added, “and calm down in luxurious and lose themselves within the magic of the desert.”