Richard Landry may not be a household name at your hovel, but among L.A.'s rich and famous he's the go-to architect for behemoth mansions.
Among his designs that have housed celebrities:
- the 18,300-square-foot residence in Brentwood that rapper Dr. Dre recently bought from New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady and supermodel-actress Gisele Bundchen for $40 million.
- the 20,000-square-foot French chateau once owned by Adrienne Maloof, of “The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills” fame, and sold two years ago for $19.5 million.
- the 17,200-square-foot Holmby Hills mansion where Michael Jackson lived at the time of his death in 2009.
So it may come as something of a surprise that Landry's own house in Malibu is only 4,504 square feet, and it's a barn -- or at the very least, country. And every very cool square inch of it can be yours for $8.995 million.
Set on 15 acres, the "contemporary interpretation of a classic barn house," per listing details, is his own design. Aluminum-clad grain silos stand at two sides of the house, while exposed trusses shade the decks and balconies.
The two-story main house features 100-year-old barn wood, a 35-foot-tall great room with a fireplace and ocean views, open-beamed ceilings, stained concrete floors, exposed air ducts, a gym, an office/study, five bedrooms and four bathrooms. Touches throughout the space, such a pump handle faucet in one of the bathrooms, continue the rural theme.
An actual barn, a corrugated metal swimming tank/pool and a three-car garage complete the grounds.
The acreage overlooks the Pacific and takes in views of Point Dume and the surrounding hillsides.
Christopher Cortazzo of Coldwell Banker is the listing agent.