‘Mad Men’ Creator Matthew Weiner and Architect Linda Brettler List Their Old Hollywood Stunner
Matthew Weiner, creator of the award-winning series Mad Men, and his ex-wife, architect Linda Brettler, are selling a spectacular Los Angeles residence. While Mad Men focuses on the suave midcentury era, this property takes you back to the Roaring ’20s.
Dubbed ‘The Blair Estate,’ the Old Hollywood home was built in 1924 by George H. Freuhling for developer John H. Blair with the intent to showcase exquisite Spanish Mediterranean architecture to a flourishing Los Angeles. The nearly century-old masterpiece, now seeking $15,495,000, was even in a 1926 issue of Architectural Digest. Much later, it was featured on the cover of Anthony Ianacci’s 2016 book Hollywood Interiors, showing how its beauty transcends the decades.
The historic property couldn’t have fallen into better hands. With her sharp skills, Brettler extensively yet thoughtfully remodeled the home, plus crafted the interior design, to bring it to its current state. “The Blair Estate is the quintessential Old Hollywood estate, with incredibly preserved 1920s Spanish architecture, a museum-quality restoration, and amenities that have been updated for contemporary living,” says listing agent Daria Greenbaum of Compass.
The seven-bedroom, eight-bathroom property sits on just over an acre of land. Outside boasts a pool, koi pond, and large yard—all of which may be taken in with the city’s views from the home’s various balconies and terraces. The pool loggia includes a bar, which was inspired by the classic Hollywood restaurant, Musso & Frank. The 11,137-square-foot main house includes a wine room, theater, and various formal entertaining spaces. Plus, a three-story guest house, which is currently acting as an office and gym, offers additional space.
For those mad about this impressive listing, hopefully, you have quite a few Don Draper dollars to spend.