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Alexandra Daddario buys tranquil Brentwood mid-century modern retreat

Acclaimed White Lotus actress and Porsche ambassador Alexandra Daddario, along with film producer husband Andrew Form, has embarked on a new real estate venture, securing a sublime piece of mid-century modern architecture nestled within Brentwood’s tranquil Mandeville Canyon.

The serene 223sq m treehouse-style residence originally conceptualised in the late 1950s by renowned surfer-turned-architect Matt Kivlin, widely acknowledged as California’s top surfer in the late 1940s, has charmed the power couple with its distinctive design.

Real estate and design enthusiast Daddario, originally from New York, along with Form, known for his work on The Purge and Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, previously profited from the sale of an elegant Hancock Park home, fetching almost $8 million, according to Dirt.com.

Currently, they also possess another attractive mid-century Brentwood property.

The latest purchase, while noticeably more compact than their current dwelling, comes with its own unique appeal.

Formerly subjected to some regrettable 1980s renovations, the house has been masterfully restored by designer Claire Thomas for the previous owners, a film director and her engineer spouse.

The couple bought the home in 2020 for $1.7 million and Form and Daddario later secured it for $2.8 million.

The rejuvenated property, which was featured in a 2021 edition of Architectural Digest, promises privacy with an unconventional layout and limited landscaping due to the steep terrain.

Inside, the residence reveals a perfect blend of space utilization and aesthetic appeal.

The first floor comprises storage areas and a two-car garage, with a small bedroom that could double as an office. The main bedrooms and public areas, including living and dining spaces, are situated upstairs.

Unique design elements such as fireclay-tiled fireplace, blonde hardwood floors, terrazzo kitchen, and a loft den with green shag carpeting, accentuate the home’s character.

The house also boasts a Japanese-inspired ensuite bathroom and two guest bedrooms sharing a bathroom styled with pink-and-marigold fireclay tile.

Offering sweeping views of the surrounding sylvan landscape from a wraparound deck, this unique home could potentially serve as an art studio or a secluded production office.

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