Situated atop Westridge Road in Brentwood’s coveted Mandeville Canyon enclave, The Ridge is an exceptionally designed, hillside residence capturing views that stretch across the wooded hillsides of the Santa Monica Mountains to the city lights of Downtown Los Angeles. Formerly a midcentury-inspired 1950’s ranch, The Ridge has been reimagined and expanded, showcasing the collaborative vision of residential developer Jordan Bakva and interior designer Tatum Kendrick. Together, they set out to create a residence that enhances the experience of living through thoughtful, wellness-driven design where the beauty of nature blends with sophisticated modern design.
Blending effortlessly with the native hillside, the 3,807-square-foot, single-story residence is situated on a flat, oversized homesite surrounded by shade trees and manicured gardens. Setting the scene from the moment of arrival, the front door and glass window provide a glimpse of the home’s centerpiece and most remarkable design feature, a central, open-air atrium with a leafy olive tree.
Enter through the hand-laid stone courtyard to the open, airy living spaces, which are scaled to balance gathering and entertaining with privacy and intimate home life. Much of the original character was preserved while the 5-bedroom, 4.5-bath home was remodeled to accommodate the modern lifestyle. Organic, nature-inspired materials and finishes were hand-selected to provide a timeless, elegant simplicity. An intentional connection to the outdoors is prevalent throughout, with glass walls providing barrierless transitions, fusing indoor-outdoor living from nearly every room.
At the center of the living space stands the light-filled, open-air atrium, encased in glass on all four sides. The atrium fosters a visual connection while opening on two sides to allow for the natural circulation of fresh air. Soaring, pitched ceilings rise above the living room, which features floor-to-ceiling glass walls and wood-burning fireplace.
The heart of every home, the open, chef’s kitchen inspires connection, with a large center island and breakfast bar. Arabascato Italian marble, an integrated stone sink, white oak custom cabinetry and hand-built Lacanche ranges from France are among classically inspired items that will stand the test of time. Parisian, blackened steel doors, with oversized brass hardware manufactured in Mexico, add a dramatic touch, opening to the expansive, walk-in pantry. Off the kitchen is a den, which may serve as an office, family room, or fitness studio, featuring a spa-like bath with an exquisitely crafted, black-stone steam shower.
Interior living, cooking and dining spaces open through glass doors to the grassy yard, hand-laid stone terrace, outdoor kitchen and saltwater pool and spa with tree-lined canyon and city views. To the left of the property is a sloping hillside with two meandering paths, ideal for fruit trees or tiered vegetable gardens. Expertly manicured grounds feature resource-efficient, drought-resistant landscaping with California native plants.
The home’s five bedrooms are positioned for the utmost privacy, with the master bedroom on one side of the house and four bedrooms located on the other. The master suite is a serene retreat featuring a sitting room, custom walk-in dressing room and spa-style bath. The master bath features a three-sided glass shower that feels like an outdoor spa experience, looking out at the suite’s private, landscaped courtyard. Home features include an additional room, not included in the bedroom count, that may serve as a home theater or media room and a walk-in laundry room.
Every detail of The Ridge was placed by master craftsmen, from the natural stone, which was hand-laid piece by piece, to the finishes and fixtures carefully selected for their ageless appeal. The connection with nature is nurtured from each and every space, making the home feel like a living, breathing entity. The Ridge was envisioned as a private sanctuary meant for enjoying the quintessential Southern California lifestyle. Situated in a quiet, neighborhood setting in Mandeville Canyon, The Ridge offers a serene retreat minutes from Brentwood’s top-rated schools, restaurants, shopping and recreation.
High SchoolPalisades Charter High School
Structural StyleSingle Family Detached
SpaHeated with Gas, In Ground
PoolHeated And Filtered, Heated with Gas, In Ground, Other
ViewCanyon, City, City Lights, Hills, Mountains
ParkingGarage - 2 Car
FeaturesHardwood Floors, Glass Atrium w/ Olive Tree, Steam Shower, City and Canyon Views, Salt Water Pool