Cliff May Design

The Mildred T. Boos Residence, 1938

Notable Sale Sold

Cliff May Design

The Mildred T. Boos Residence, 1938



The celebrated California indoor-outdoor residential lifestyle did not start with Modernism in Southern California as some might suppose. The pre-colonial indigenous population lived mostly out of doors, and the Missions were built around a large central courtyard. Occupants went outside to get to the kitchen and other rooms. Cliff May claimed the historic Rancheria he grew up on shared a similar program, and it inspired his early Ranch Houses. This is one of those courtyard classics, though May conceded an indoor access to the kitchen. The Boos residence is updated to modern comfort and standards, yet still retains the spirit and casual elegance of early California. Leave your cares at the courtyard entry door and enjoy the impeccable connection between nature and structure which fosters regeneration and encourages a relaxed hospitality, whether by the pool, the pond, on the sport court or from any of the finely scaled and tastefully appointed rooms found within this historic Brentwood retreat.


  • Property ID: 1224
  • Price: $5,000,000
  • Living Area: 3256 sf
  • Bedrooms: 5
  • Bathrooms: 5
  • Property Type: Single Family Home
  • Property Status: Notable Sale, Sold
  • Architect: Cliff May Design
  • Prop-State: CA

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  • Address 1920 Mandeville Canyon Road
  • City Brentwood
  • State/county CA
  • Zip/Postal Code 90049
  • Country United States

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