Mandeville Canyon post and beam architectural home by Matt Kivlin

Located in Brentwood’s lush, wooded area, this Mandeville Canyon post and beam architectural home is an idyllic space for creative expression. Recently featured in Architectural Digest, this mid-century home has been thoughtfully updated to maximize its original beauty while supplying stylish modern amenities. With walls of glass and views of mature greenery, it’s easy to be inspired by the tranquil setting of this oh-so-hip home.

The home was originally built in 1959 by Santa Monica surfer/board builder Matt Kivlin who became a well-known architect & builder. Kivlin designed more than 280 custom homes on the West Side including homes in Brentwood, Pacific Palisades, Santa Monica, Marina del Rey and Malibu. The property was updated by Claire Thomas, who has a unique approach to home transformation. From her food, design, and storytelling background, she brings her distinct creativity to this unique home.

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Crestwood Hills Post and Beam Home

Crestwood Hills Post and Beam home with pool

Welcome to an exceptional Crestwood Hills Post and Beam home in Brentwood. This architectural home was designed by Matt Kivlin, AIA. Matt was a local surfer turned architect who designed his own surfboards and was considered one of the best wave riders in the 40s and 50s.

Crestwood Hills Post and Beam with open floor plan

This mid-century modern home boasts the archetypical open floor plan and walls of glass allowing ample sunlight to stream throughout the home. Built-in shelving serves as the perfect vessel for collectibles and functionally divides the expansive living room.

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Mandeville Canyon Mid Century by Architect Matt Kivlin

Mandeville Canyon Mid Century Modern home

Stunning Mandeville Canyon Mid Century post and beam architectural by Matt Kivlin. Mr. Kivlin was often cited as California’s best wave rider in the late 1940s and early ’50s, going on to become a well-known architect and builder. First time on the market in 45 years, this home is a perfect restoration opportunity to create a serene mid-century retreat. Lush nature surrounds the horizontal planes of the structure, courtesy of the Santa Monica Mountain Conservancy.

Large expanses of floor to ceiling glass wrap around the living room of this architectural gem.

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