$6.49 Million Architect John Byers-Designed California Home Includes Concert Hall & Library
$6,495,000 | Built 1935 | 5,389 Sq. Ft. | 4 Beds | 4 Baths | 0.47 Acres
655 N Bundy Dr, Los Angeles, CA 90049
The Contrapuntal House at 655 North Bundy, nestled on a half-acre in the coveted Brentwood Heights area north of Sunset, personifies old-school Brentwood glamour. Designed by renowned Southern California architect John Byers, this architecturally significant home has been lovingly maintained and thoughtfully expanded with sophistication and warmth. Entering into an expansive living room with soaring, beamed ceilings, skylights, and a designer fireplace featuring Malibu tiles, the entertainment possibilities are immediately apparent. The large, open-plan space connects to a generous dining room with a wall of French doors and private garden views, and to an adjoining gallery for conversation and media. Owners will feel pampered in the opulent and inviting five-room primary suite. The bedroom features high ceilings and a marble fireplace and connects to a large walk-in closet, an exquisite bathroom in marble and Malibu tile with a deep soaking tub, shower, and private water closet. Connected is a sunny gym with French Orangerie detailing, and a Japanese-style Zen retreat for meditation, massage, or creative inspiration.
The home benefits from three additional bedrooms, a rec room, an office and a cottage style guest house –providing many options for living arrangements, guests or home offices. Storage space is generous throughout the home and includes thoughtfully designed art storage. The gourmet country kitchen is bright and inviting, featuring skylights, garden, and pool views. But the piece de resistance of the Contrapuntal House is the “Contrapuntal Performance Hall”, a meticulously designed, acoustically perfected two-story concert hall and library. Seamlessly adaptable, this extraordinary space transforms into a refined dining and entertainment area, a dance floor, performance venue, or concert hall. Luminaries from the music, literary, computer, art and entertainment worlds have enjoyed performances here.
The upper-level custom-designed library can house over 8,000 books and features alcoves for reading and relaxation. A secret bookcase door hidden within the library opens to a transformative space for a children’s playroom or art storage area. The Contrapuntal House is situated on a generous half acre of land, with soaring sycamores, mature avocado and fruit trees and a rose garden. A lighted tennis court and a classic, kidney-shaped pool along with al fresco dining areas offer delightful entertainment and recreation possibilities. Experience a world of warmth and refined elegance at The Contrapuntal House in Brentwood.