Josh Flagg is LA Times 'Home of the Day'

On a clear day, this Mediterranean-inspired contemporary on a hilltop in Pacific Palisades takes in views extending from Santa Monica down to Rancho Palos Verdes and beyond to the Catalina Islands. A courtyard entry, an outdoor kitchen and an infinity-edge swimming pool and spa make up the half-acre setting, found across from an estate once owned by Kobe Bryant.

Address: 1524 Lachman Lane, Pacific Palisades, 90272

Price: $6.95 million

Built: 1984

House size: 4,613 square feet, five bedrooms, 5.5 bathrooms

Lot size: 0.5 acres

Features: Courtyard entry, wrought-iron finishes, raised ceilings, wainscoting, open-plan living room with fireplace, updated kitchen, wine storage, master suite with his and hers walk-in closets and bathrooms, outdoor kitchen/wet bar, swimming pool and spa

About the area: The median sale price for single-family homes in the 90272 ZIP Code in August was $2.713 million based on 22 sales, according to CoreLogic. That was a 19% increase in median price compared with the previous year.

Agents: Josh Flagg, Rodeo Realty — Beverly Hills, (310) 623-8703