Warm woods, natural light and the sound of water falling from fountains create a meditative atmosphere in a contemporary-style home in the heart of Brentwood.
Designed and built by owners Rob Hussey and Mark Keckeisen, the three-level house sits at the end of a wooded cul-de-sac on the edge of Kenter Creek in a neighborhood where residents often can be seen strolling along the narrow streets.
Keckeisen, an architect of luxury homes, teamed with Hussey, who has developed master-planned communities in Central and Northern California, to create a home that brings in the outdoors with numerous decks and an outdoor living room that has a radiant-heated floor, fireplace and electrical/cable connections.
“The sloping hillside allowed us to do things to tie the house in with the elements,” Hussey says. “The trellises, windows and skylights are placed so that the feel of the house changes throughout the day as the sun moves across the sky.”
There are no hallways in the vertical house, which is connected by a circular stairwell and uses an open plan. On the main floor of the three-level home, a curvilinear glass wall in the dining room looks onto a curvilinear waterfall outside.
A kitchen designed for entertaining features a granite center island and CaesarStone quartz counters. A separate butler’s pantry and scullery area can serve as work spaces for party preparations.
Each of the five bedrooms has its own bathroom. The master suite includes a dressing room and master bath with three shower heads in the shower stall.
The lower level features a screening room and a wine lounge with a concrete wall that’s radiant-chilled and designed to hold 510 bottles.
The swimming pool, spa and backyard are framed by bamboo gardens.
A four-car garage at the front of the property could be expanded inside to create an upstairs loft.
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