Over the past few months, celebrity chef Bobby Flay returned several times to check out a Midcentury Modern-inspired home in the tony Bird Streets area of Los Angeles. The newly built property came with a distinctive interior glass atrium and matte black oak floors—but it didn’t have the outdoor kitchen Mr. Flay dreamed of, according to the agents involved in the deal.
The listing agents quickly set Mr. Flay up with sellers Michael and Arya Martin, who co-own design-and-development firm OSKLO and who had designed and built the home. The couple created an outdoor kitchen with all the bells and whistles Mr. Flay wanted, including a pizza oven and an Argentinian-style grill. Mr. Flay is buying the home for $7.6 million, the Martins said.
The outdoor kitchen is now almost complete, and Mr. Flay should be cooking there by the spring, the Martins said. “Sometimes, with outdoor kitchens, they lack a certain design aesthetic,” Michael Martin said. “We’re creating something that’s highly functional for a chef of his level, but at the same time something architectural.” The chef