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Home built for Nobel Prize-winning writer Thomas Mann available for lease

A gated home in the Pacific Palisades/Brentwood area built for Nobel Prize-winning writer Thomas Mann is available for lease at $15,500 a month.

Constructed in 1939, the 5,266-square-foot house on an acre of property has been updated to enhance the indoor-outdoor traffic flow. Features include a family room/game room with a bar, walls of glass, a study with built-in shelves, five bedrooms and five bathrooms. A cabana stands beside the swimming pool.

Mann, who died in 1955 at 80 in Zurich, wrote novels, short stories and essays. He won the Nobel Prize in literature in 1929. The anti-Nazi writer fled Germany in the early '30s for Switzerland before moving to the U.S. His short story "Disillusionment" is the basis for the Peggy Lee-recorded song "Is That All There Is?"

Although the house has a Pacific Palisades address in the Multiple Listing Service, The Times' Mapping L.A. database shows it sits within the Brentwood neighborhood.

Joyce Rey and Stephen Apelian with Coldwell Banker in Beverly Hills are the listing agents.

lauren.beale@latimes.com

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