November 4, 2012

Flower Power

European Glamour in Brentwood

Real Estate

Is it just us, or have florals gotten a bad rap?

It seems like a few years back floral got pushed to the side by white slipcover sofas, Mid-Century modern, and streamline postmodern. All those Ralph Lauren fabrics from the 80s and 90s (you remember them, right?) got pushed out and boxed for basements and storage units. Incidentally, floral wasn't confined to fabric in the Dynasty years. It was also on dishware and china, and in vases in the form of big cabbage rose arrangements.

But after seeing today's extraordinary spotlight listing, well, we're admittedly reconsidering flower power.

This house on the chic Tigertail in Brentwood really caught our eye on a number of levels. First, it was the oh-my-gosh exterior. Is it just us, or does this house belong more in the South of France than in Los Angeles? So many times old Mediterraneans are "restored" with unattractive finishes and hence de-charmed. This European-like restoration was particularly eye-catching. It made us wistful for long nights in Saint-Tropez.

After the exterior caught our eyes, we moved inside and found a very old-fashioned pastel palette with flowers, flowers, and more flowers. From the plate collections on the wall to the seemingly mismatched fabrics that work so well together, it's clear the owners/designers knew exactly what they were doing. We admit, we're not talented (or visionary) enough to pull off such a feat.

Take a look at the above photos and click below for even more photos and, as always, let us know your thoughts. The 10,000-plus square foot house house sits on a gorgeous acre and is currently listed for $13,750,000, proving flowers can be yours if ... the price is right.

Listing courtesy of Brett Lawyer at Hilton & Hyland. Photo credit: Everett Fenton Gidley.



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