Emmy Award-winning producer of Seinfeld, Andrew Scheinman, has turned his creative talents to architecture. He recently listed his latest project, a modern mansion in Los Angeles, for $17.75 million.
This 7,200-square-foot Brentwood mansion sits on a hillside in a private area. The exterior is fashionably modern, with walls made of wood and glass. A manicured garden sits on one side of the home, and one hundred and fifty trees were planted around the house to maximize privacy. The Lower Mandeville Canyon area where the mansion is located is home to a number of Hollywood stars, including Harrison Ford, Arnold Schwarzenegger, Gwyneth Paltrow, and Reese Witherspoon.
Inside the home, the modern, natural theme continues. Wide plank European oak flooring is present throughout the home, which utilizes an open floor plan to emphasize an airy, open feel. Many of the walls are made entirely of glass and face the trees surrounding the home, giving the residents the feeling of being sheltered in nature, even when they are in the middle of a bustling city. “We asked for something modern but warm. Sometimes, modern homes can feel a little cold. We wanted it to be cozy, even with its walls of glass,” said Scheinman.
Luxury pervades each room of the home. The kitchen boasts a marble island, two sinks, a retractable television, and a hidden walk-in pantry. The master bedroom – one of six total bedrooms – includes a fireplace, a large marble and glass bathroom, and a walk-in closet.
A second-floor balcony offers a beautiful view of the Los Angeles skyline all the way to the ocean, emphasized by a wide glass railing. The backyard is home to a large in-ground swimming pool, a covered grill and pizza oven, and an outdoor dining area. Other amenities include an infrared sauna and a home theater with a 165-foot screen.
Scheinman’s new passion for luxury homes has been a successful venture thus far. David Kramer of Hilton & Hyland’s is currently holding the $17.75 million house listed this week. It was designed by award-winning firm Rockefeller Kempel Architects with direction from Scheinman.
The custom-built mansion took Scheinman and his brother, Adam, a total of five years to bring to life. “This is the third house my brother and I have built together,” Scheinman, 75, told Mansion Global. “Once I was out of the film business, I thought this was a nice creative outlet.”
Scheinman’s career in film and television spanned from producing the iconic sitcom Seinfeld to working on major films like The Princess Bride, When Harry Met Sally…, and A Few Good Men. He is one of the co-founders and current co-owners of the production company Castle Rock Entertainment, alongside Martin Shafer, Rob Reiner, Glenn Padnick, and Alan Horn.
Castle Rock Entertainment, founded in 1987, has had a hand in producing hit films such as The Shawshank Redemption, Miss Congeniality, and Friends With Benefits. The company’s upcoming projects include an HBO documentary about actor, comedian, director, and screenwriter Albert Brooks and a sequel to the 1984 mockumentary, This is Spinal Tap.