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Brentwood estate once owned by Smart & Final president looks to bag a buyer

Bob Laverty’s onetime home | Hot Property
(Andrew Bramasco)

Don’t be surprised when a line forms to check out this Brentwood residence.

The 1930s Spanish-style estate was the longtime home of Bob Laverty, the late businessman who served as president of the Thriftimart and Smart & Final stores for about two decades. It’s now up for sale at $6.485 million.

Set on a third of an acre, the gated home brings to mind the Tuscan countryside with its sun-washed palettes, olive trees and indoor-outdoor living spaces. A mix of stone, wood and iron materials add to the relaxed vibe.

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The 4,260 square feet of interior space includes a formal entry, a garden-view dining room, an updated kitchen and a den. Thick beams run across the slightly pitched ceiling in the living room, which has a tiled fireplace. There are four bedrooms and 4.5 bathrooms.

Covered and uncovered patio space extends the living area outdoors. A swimming pool, lawn and privacy hedges fill the backyard.

The property previously sold about a decade ago for $3.5 million, real estate records show.

Justin Alexander and Mick Partridge of Hilton & Hyland hold the listing.

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Laverty, who died in 2009, served in the Air Force during World War II before joining the family grocery business. His father, Roger Laverty, was the owner of L.A.-based chain Fitzsimmons Stores, which became Thriftimart following its acquisition in 1947. Roger Laverty acquired Smart & Final in the 1950s.

neal.leitereg@latimes.com | Twitter: @LATHotProperty


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