Home of the Week: Brentwood estate carries an executive air

This Brentwood residence has a presidential feel, and for good reason. Designed by noted architect James Dolena, the Georgian Regency-style home has been styled by former White House interior designer Michael Smith to elegant and timeless effect.

Beyond the foyer, a long gallery hall leads to a formal living room boasting delicate molding, antique fixtures and an impressive fireplace with a marble surround. In the open-plan kitchen, which adjoins the family room and garden-view breakfast nook, a massive roof lantern bathes the space in natural light.

The details

Location: 21 Oakmont Drive, Los Angeles, 90049

Asking price: $42 million

Year built: 1940

Total size: 8,617 square feet, six bedrooms, nine bathrooms

Lot size: 1.9 acres

Features: Herringbone wood floors; Corinthian columns; delicate molding; foyer entry with sweeping staircase; four fireplaces; open-plan kitchen; wine closet; oval-shaped swimming pool; pavilion; art studio; staff quarters; security building; racquetball court; steam room and sauna

About the area: In the 90049 ZIP Code, based on 36 sales, the median sales price for single-family homes in July was $2.838 million, a 7.7% increase over the same month last year, according to CoreLogic.

Agents: Linda May, (310) 435-5932, Hilton & Hyland

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