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In 1950s Southern California, new housing developments launched with a sales office, a model home, acres of lots, and a number of floor plans for eager buyers to choose from.

Los Angeles‘ Crestwood Hills development opened in the early 1950s, but it was hardly typical. First, it was located in the posh suburb of Brentwood—which was a bit more humble at the time. Second, a buyer could select one of several floor plans from world-renowned architect A. Quincy Jones.

That’s exactly what one family did back in 1950. They then lived in and loved their Jones-designed home for almost 60 years, taking remarkable care of their stylish residence.

With the original owners having passed away, their children have put the cherished home on the market for the first time since it was built for $2.45 million.

That price is actually below the $2,987,000 median listing price for the area—making this gem a midcentury modern bargain of sorts.

Post and beam design

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“It’s a world-class piece of midentury architecture,” says listing agent Max Nelson of The Agency. And he would know. Nelson lives in Crestwood Hills himself, a neighborhood in the Brentwood Hills where dozens of Jones-designed homes still stand. However, a precious few are in such pristine condition as this example.

“It’s literally a time capsule home, and the owners have taken such good care of it,” Nelson says. “It’s one of the architect’s typical, well-programmed homes with a step-down living room, clerestory windows, post and beam construction, walls of glass, and extensive use of his signature pop-out cinder blocks.”

Living room with pop-out cinder block walls

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Jones used cinder blocks in a unique way—as both interior walls and design features— throughout the residence, although some potential buyers have expressed a desire to cover them.

Dining room with a pop-out cinder block wall

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Other original features include the electric stove in the kitchen, the pastel-tiled bathrooms, and the built-in, brick barbecue area in the backyard.

Kitchen with original electric stove

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Bathroom with original pastel tile

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Patio with original built-in brick barbecue

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When it was built, the 1,951-square-foot home was considered midsized, with three bedrooms and two baths. But the lot is larger than average and “pancake flat,” Nelson says. It’s a rare find indeed in this hilly Brentwood neighborhood.


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Although it’s been on the market for only a few days, “people who have an understanding of and an appreciation for midcentury modern architecture and design” have expressed serious interest, according to Nelson.

With a few minor updates, this classic home will satisfy a new owner for decades to come.


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