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    Default An 11,500-square-foot Mansion

    The Sidney and Frances Brody estate, an 11,511-square-foot mansion set on more than 2 acres in Holmby Hills, brought together for the first time three Midcentury Modern masters. Architect A. Quincy Jones designed the house, decorator William "Billy" Haines created the interiors, and for the garden, the Brodys chose the leading Southern California landscape architect of the era, Garrett Eckbo. The house is for sale at $24.95 million




















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    It has elements i like, but the angular nature of it reminds me too much of a lot of mid to late 70's Canadian government architecture where everything was based on octagons.. lots of platforms, jagged edges, and huge open air wastes of space
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    Way to big, but love it overall. The tree's in the house rule!

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    Not exactly the image that comes to mind when you hear the term "mansion." However, I absolutely love it...every thing, even the sunflower chairs.

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    I can't get over the 11,500 square foot part. I would lose my mind living in a place that big.

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    No one else bothered by the sunflower room with the sunflower drapes and chairs??
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    I think it's great for it's time. It doesn't look too bad now, needs some little changes but not too much. Billy Haines has been dead since the early 70's, so this was done before that. I think it holds up pretty well.

    Haines was a very interesting man, he was a big movie star in his time. He retired when his career suffered due to his refusal to 'play straight' in his real life. He then became a successful decorator, and he was with his lover for almost 50 years.

    ETA: I looked up the house, it was done in 1949. Wow. It looks great.
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    It has some nice elements and I even like the giant sunflowers (I'm a sunflower kinda gal). Needs some love I think though, but overall I could easily live there.

    I would lose my mind living in a place that big.
    I think I'd lose a couple of cats living there. Nice for when relatives visit though; put the guest room in a wing you don't visit often, then pretend you forgot there were there.
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    what i HATE: the red carpet on the stairs, the master bedroom, and the sunflower drapes/chairs.

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    mostly i am loving it. the staircase is fab & they a few great pieces of furniture. i'm not digging all the white; i'd liven it up a bit.

    i would put those sunflower chairs & curtains on the front lawn & burn them, though...they're awful.
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    i want it. but i'd redo the master bedroom and the sunflower room.
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    Quote Originally Posted by LynnieD View Post
    Way to big, but love it overall. The tree's in the house rule!
    Yes I love the tree's in the house as well. And it is big, but that just means I would need a small staff of hot men to help me with the place!
    Quote Originally Posted by *DIVA! View Post
    No one else bothered by the sunflower room with the sunflower drapes and chairs??
    yes I did not care for that.,
    Quote Originally Posted by sputnik View Post
    i want it. but i'd redo the master bedroom and the sunflower room.
    Yes. I really like this one!

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    Parts of it I like very much. The size scares me. The price scares me.
    I like the bannisters and have no idea why! The tree and fireplace are favorites. The kitchen seems MIA.
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    That staircase looks like the one the Brady's had in the 70s.

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