Mid-century modern comes to LA market for $4.2 million
May 18, 2023
Mid-century modern comes to LA market for $4.2 million Los Angeles
By   Lisa Johnson Mandell
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Abstract: A meticulously preserved and restored mid-century modern home in the Brentwood neighbourhood of Los Angeles has just appeared on the market for $4.189 million.

The home's fascinating history includes World War II veteran, studio musician and iconic architect A. Quincy Jones.


Built in 1950 by Jones and fellow architect Whitney R. Smith, the home was one of the Mutual Housing Association homes in Crestwood Hills, known for being the only successful housing co-op in California.


This unique housing scheme was conceived by four studio musicians who had returned from World War II. They devised a plan to bring together the resources of multiple owners to develop a community of modern homes like this one.

 Mid-century modern comes to LA market for $4.2 million

Few of these classic mid-century modern homes remain in the area, and even fewer are in good condition. But this rare gem has been carefully restored to its former glory.


HabHouse, a company specialising in such projects, has restored the area's iconic character to perfection.


The work includes Douglas fir plywood construction, redwood siding and exposed concrete blocks.


The distinctive sloping roofline that juts out to form a carport has been retained and enhanced, along with large glass walls that give residents the feeling that they are living in nature 24/7.

 Mid-century modern comes to LA market for $4.2 million

These floor-to-ceiling walls, glass doors and mezzanine windows also make this 2085 sq ft home feel more expansive.


The three-bedroom, three-bathroom residence has light red concrete block walls and natural wood accents.


The unique fireplace in the living room is also made from the same concrete blocks.


The kitchen will appeal to any lover of mid-century modern with its simple light wood cabinetry; hanging globe lights; and an island that separates the open plan kitchen from the rest of the great room.

 Mid-century modern comes to LA market for $4.2 million

Outside, there is a raised patio with plenty of space for dining and lounging, and a built-in spa. There are several steps leading down to a grassy area.


The 9,265 square feet of land is surrounded by mature trees and greenery, adding privacy and shade to this pristine time capsule.

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