Lea Michele offered her unusual midcentury residence in Brentwood for sale this month for $3.15 million. The ‘Glee’ actress has owned the modern home since 2015.
Extensive renovations conducted to the 1957-built four-and-four over the past decades have left it heavily modified. A slanted roofline, timber accents, a balcony with an industrial-inspired balustrade, and a picture window define the home from the street; the window illuminates the home’s studio, currently in use as a gym.
The interiors of the 3,164 square-footer are fairly reticent, with matte-finished hardwood, steel supports, a masonry fireplace accent wall, abrupt, angular lines, and an industrial staircase giving the living style of the common area a chilly and somewhat cerebral feel. Flow is excellent, from the family area to the kitchen, which boasts a broad, waterfall-edge island, and is illuminated by a clerestory that opens up the room to the second floor.
From the back, the home’s exterior really shows off its steel-framed windows. An oblong pool, a pergola-sheltered living and dining area, and verdant landscaping give the half-acre lot a surprisingly secluded appeal.