Brentwood Home for “Modern Family” Dad

Ed O’Neill of “Modern Family” recently purchased a home in Brentwood from cinematographer Robert Richardson for $3.05 million.  O’Neill best known for his starring role on “Married With Children” has played the role of Jay Pritchett on “Modern Family” since 2009.

The ranch-style home was designed by Cliff May as an experiment in 1953 with an open floor plan with walls enclosing only two bathrooms.  Long drapes and rolling cabinets defining the other rooms.

The home was later restored by Marmol Radziner and has walls of glass, a 23-foot skylight, and two bedrooms with vaulted ceilings and walnut cabinetry.

The area now known as Brentwood was originally part of the Rancho San Vicente y Santa Monica, a Spanish land grant sold off in pieces by the Sepulveda family after the Mexican American War.  Originally planted with soybeans and avocados, Brentwood is now one of the wealthiest neighborhoods in Los Angeles and has prosperous commercial districts along each of its major thoroughfares – Wilshire, San Vicente and Sunset Boulevard.

With nearby borders that include Santa Monica, Pacific Palisades, Westwood, and West Los Angeles, Brentwood is a short drive to the ocean, and urban areas for convenient shopping, entertainment, recreation as well as a number of public and private schools for all ages.

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