- Name: The Brody House
- Sold Price: $39,888,000 USD – (Jan 03, 2014)
- Bedrooms: 9
- Bathrooms: 7.5
- Size: 11,511 sq. ft.
- Lot: 2.27 acres
- Built: 1950
- Tax Value: $15,754,636 (2013)
- Property Taxes: $193,863 (2013)
This magnificently opulent Romanesque style luxury villa residence stands comfortably perched above the Pacific Ocean in southern California where it enjoys an amazing 270-degree white water coastline panoramic views from Catalina Island to Palos Verdes as well as a breathtaking vista of the iconic Dana Point Headlands. A sanctuary of comfort and a triumph of lifestyle, this incredible 13,582 sq. ft. residence is an artfully reimagined elegant medieval cloister built with a collection of sculptured stone as a celebration of grand Roman architecture.
A carved limestone pediment marks the entry into a covered breezeway where a procession of vaults supported by nearly seamless stone columns, leads toward the true entry of the home. The use of Dover Shell limestone on both the exterior and interior of the residence creates a sense of permanence and continuity between spaces, which is further enhanced by the thin profile steel doors, and windows. Maltese limestone floors from the eastern Mediterranean, already worn by decades of prior use compliments the exterior paving incorporated Corsican limestone and the driveway composed of reclaimed granite cobbles from Mainland China. A lavish infinity–edge pool is carved into the landscape to energize the courtyard and secret garden.
The entire design process was interpreted to re-fashion traditional European architectural styles onto the coastal Orange County landscape with a passion for authentic detail. The Architect, Homar Oatman quotes Frances Mayes, in Under the Tuscan Sun, “The house is a metaphor for the self,” sublimely suited to its owner.
Ideally located just south of the Ritz Carlton and the oceanfront communities of Niguel Shores and Monarch Beach, The Strand boasts some of the last untouched beach front parcels of prime beachfront land that has gone undeveloped in Southern California. Currently there are two residential neighborhoods in the Strand, the Strand South and the North Strand with 118 custom homes to be built.
- Architect: A. Quincy Jones (1949)
- Landscape: Garret Eckbo
- Designer: Billy Haines
- Photography: Jason Schmidt / Elizabeth Daniels
- Owner: (2013) Ellen DeGeneres – Hollywood Celebrity Talk Show Host
- Address: 360 S Mapleton Dr, Los Angeles, CA, USA