Designer Morgan Brown puts West Hollywood resort up for sale for $16.9 million

Designer and developer Morgan Brown has listed her West Hollywood resort for $16.9 million. The property is located on a twin lot just blocks from Soho House and some of the area’s most renowned shopping and dining districts.

The property comprises four structures spread over 9,495 square feet of living space on a 26,499 square foot lot in the heart of WeHo.

Brown, daughter of model Karen Somerville and producer and screenwriter Harry “Coco” Brown, grew up traveling the world. In addition to her famous family history, Brown and Scottish actor Gerard Butler have been dating for about nine years; they are currently on, she noted with a laugh.

Brown said experiencing new cultures and traveling informed her decorating skills and design aesthetic.

The resort includes a skate park (built for her son, Brown said) and a saltwater pool with lush foliage and established olive trees that give the home an intimate and cozy feel.

“The double lot in the West Hollywood neighborhood is rare for the area,” said Alyson Richards, listing agent for Carl Gambino of Compass.

The main house is Mediterranean in style with a designer kitchen with a La Cornue range. The kitchen leads into a floor-to-ceiling stone room with an 18th-century fireplace mantel that Brown imported from France. A spiral staircase leads to a speakeasy-inspired bar and 12-seat home theater with Moroccan wood paneling and vintage Moroccan rugs.

An elegant casita in an open format (a small house) stands as the third structure with 656 square feet and leads to the fourth building. Here, an indoor-outdoor office provides an inspiring work space and can easily be converted into living space upstairs, while a stylishly renovated gaming deck and gym represent the ground floor. of the building, which measures 1,715 square feet.

“Morgan’s house is one of my favorite houses in Los Angeles. As soon as you walk through the doors, you feel like you’ve been transported to a European countryside, while still being in the heart of West Hollywood. is truly amazing,” the listed agent Richards added.

The retreat is dotted with whimsical moments ranging from a cozy fire pit to a private hot tub and gazebo veiled by trees.

Brown, who remodeled her first home purchase at age 25, took the lead on the design but teamed up with designer Ignacio Erazo to create the inviting compound.

“I’ve always been drawn to the old-world charm that is irreplaceable,” she said.

Between the four buildings there are eight bedrooms and nine bathrooms with glass enclosures, private fountains, steam showers, statues, and other unique design upgrades. The in-house wellness center and gym features a speckled glass mirror with a custom rusty pipe ballet barre.

Morgan, who was born in Beverly Hills, said she has long been watching for opportunities in the area. “I’ve always looked at Orlando Street in West Hollywood because lots are usually three times the size of other properties. I bought two lots and ended up tearing everything down to the ground. I did the new main houses a bit smaller [3,025 square feet and 4,725 square feet] compared to normal. They’re all broken up into smaller, more manageable spaces with their own amazing moments,” she added.

“I paid about $7 million for the land and easily spent more than that on the property. I paid over a million dollars on landscaping alone. For me, I feel like you’re in the middle of Europe and yet you’re in the middle of West Hollywood,” she added.

This is not the first time the complex has been put up for sale. In 2019, the property was listed at $19.5 million but was eventually taken off the market.

Gambino, one of the two listing agents, has been selling property for over 20 years. He said buyers like that the house has multiple residences.

“It’s such an amazing design. And there’s a specialness about the place that’s hard to explain unless you visit it. Everyone who walks in is blown away by what Morgan has done with the property,” said added Gambino.

This 2019 video tour showcases the home and Brown’s style and design selections.

Brown is now focused on the Mojave Moon, a 200-acre project in Joshua Tree, California that houses a boutique hotel with bungalows shaped like stars and crescent moons. Morgan said her dream was “to create a place where people can escape”, she added, “and relax in luxury and lose themselves in the magic of the desert”.

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