Around six years ago, Tyler Ellis doled out $12.3 million for a fairly plain French-inspired residence in the western reaches of Los Angeles. Now the luxury handbag designer — the only offspring of legendary fashion designer Perry Ellis and screenwriter Barbara Gallagher — has flipped the stylishly redone chateau-style estate in a prime pocket of Brentwood back up for sale, asking nearly $30 million over what she paid for the place back in late 2016.
Originally built in 2005, Ellis and her investor husband Benjamin Shriner implemented a full-scale customization of the premises during their tenure, working in collaboration with original architect William Hefner and longtime favored interior designers The Archers. Today, the property features an expanded main house and a tacked-on “entertainment” house — for a total of six bedrooms and 10 baths in 11,800 square feet of stylishly eclectic living space.
“This is a rare and exquisite estate that perfectly blends classical and contemporary styles,” says Aaron Kirman, who is co-listing the property with Morgan Trent, both of AKG | Christie’s International Real Estate. “From the moment you step into Bristol Château, you are transported to a tranquil and lush European oasis in the heart of Brentwood Park. The details and design put in by William Hefner and The Archers make for a one-of-a-kind residence that embodies timeless elegance and sophistication.”
Nestled behind walls and gates, on over a half-acre parcel laced with towering cypress trees, the two-story main house is accessible via reeded-glass entry doors that open into a grand foyer displaying a feathered pink bear crafted by Italian artist Paola Pivi. Other highlights include a formal dining room topped by a custom-built Studio Molen chandelier, library sporting blue lacquered walls, and black-hued gourmet kitchen spotlighted by new subway tile and bronze hardware, plus a pricey La Cornue range. There’s also a sumptuous upstairs master retreat outfitted with a separate den, as well as dual walk-in closets and baths.
As for the other house, that three-level space spans around 5,000 square feet and comes complete with an office, along with glitzy amenities like a speakeasy, movie theater and 6,500-bottle limestone wine cellar. A covered terrace blends seamlessly with the grassy backyard, which hosts a pool and spa, garden, bocce court, and additional spots for al fresco lounging and entertaining.
According to The Wall Street Journal, which first reported the listing, Ellis and Shriner are selling because they’re actively looking for their next project to develop.