Originally built by Wallace Neff for Eugene Allen in 1968 and expanded by renowned architect Robert A.M. Stern in 1999, this approx. 9,000+ square foot French Manor Estate in Brentwood on N. Rockingham Avenue, exudes characteristics of simplicity and strength now famously recognizable as being from Neff’s hand. The original Brentwood Park estate’s parcel was divided in the late 1960’s. When the current owners purchased the property, they reassembled the original estate back to its previous grandeur spanning approx. 1.6 acres of lush manicured gardens and grounds. Appropriately sumptuous and chic, brick wrap the horizontal exterior walls. Second story windows are carried slightly into the roof dormers while ground floor windows resemble French Doors and gives the house an inviting look. The central hall is oval, rises two stories and make it the focal point of the classical plan. The master suite features separate his and hers baths and elaborate walk-in closets. Three full family guest suites and maid’s living quarters complete the upstairs. The principal rooms disposed around the center are the living, dining and family room of which Neff’s trademark vaulted-wood framed ceiling is fashioned. Other luxurious amenities include: park-like gardens and open spaces, oversized pool house with pool and spa, gym, guard house and high-tech security system. Stern’s extensive reorganization of the landscape included a gravel entry courtyard, 3,000+sf two-story guest house with matching oval entry and expansive digital screening room and a well poised North/South tennis court and pavilion.
Asking price: $23,900,000