A. Quincy Jones was a seminal mid-century Los Angeles architect who designed some of the most glamorous houses around. Will the Brody House ever not make us swoony? Probably not. Jones is about to get his very first major retrospective as part of Pacific Standard Time: Modern Architecture in LA--Building for Better Living opens on Saturday at the Hammer Museum in Westwood and it praises his buildings for their "expansive interior spaces, thoughtful and efficient building layouts, and a reverence for the outdoors." But even with all that reverence, Jones still found time to be seriously prolific: he's credited with more than 5,000 built projects, including celebrity homes and tract houses, churches, and schools. We've mapped 20 of the personal residences he designed in LA--with so much to choose from, this here round-up is hardly exhaustive, but it's plenty to get you started Jonesing.Read More
Mapping 20 of LA's Fabulous Modern A. Quincy Jones Houses
The Brody House, built for philanthropists/art collectors Frances and Sidney Brody in 1949, is one of Jones's masterpieces. It sits next to the Playboy Mansion in Holmby Hills and sold after the Brodys' deaths for $14.888 million.
920 Foothill Road
This number built in 1962 for Harry and Phyllis Sherwood, founding members of LACMA's Contemporary Arts Council, has five bedrooms, sits on three quarters of an acre, and is really quite lovely
1010 N. Rexford
At over 7,700 square feet this is one of the largest homes on the list. Built in 1955 it has five bedrooms including a whole master wing, and a tennis court, and it's for sale.
Jennifer Aniston's house
This three-acre estate throws in a vineyard with the 1965 house. The update home has seven bedrooms and 10 bathrooms, and if you like it you'll get no argument from Jennifer Aniston; she bought the place in 2012.
Gary Cooper House
Jones built this gorgeous house for Gary Cooper in 1955; it's been updated by Rios Clementi Hale and sold to art dealer Larry Gagosian in 2010 for $15.5 million.
Jones's Century City residence
Jones and his wife bought this barn in 1965 to serve as their home/studio. His wife sold it in 2010 to the Annenberg Foundation.
The 1950 Goldenfield House is one of 30 surviving homes by Jones in the Crestwood Hills Mutual Housing Association development. The 2,000 square foot open plan home has four bedrooms.
5004 Calvin Avenue
This four bedroom home built in 1961 has seen some less-than-sensitive updating over the years, but it's got midcentury hallmarks like walls of glass and a brick fireplace
California State Historic-Cultural Landmark No. 634, was built by the firm of Whitney Smith, A. Quincy Jones, and Edgardo Contini in 1950. The three-bedroom home has been "extensively remodeled" and uses lots of natural materials inside.
This 1950 Crestwood home is pristine, or was when it was on the market two years ago. The 2,346 square foot home has four bedrooms, three bathrooms, an office, and a studio with a separate entrance.
12412 Deerbrook Lane
Prolific modern house collector Michael LaFetra sold this Jones house in the Crestwood Hills development in Brentwood for $1.45 million last year.
Another of the 30 surviving Jones houses in Crestwood Hills, this guy has two bedrooms and two bathrooms.
1024 Lindenwood Lane
This house, originally built in 1950, has now been saddled with an unfortunate '80s-era update.
A 1948 house in Bel Air. While not immediately apparent in this image, the Architectural Guidebook to Los Angeles assures is it's "very much in the style of Frank Lloyd Wright."
Another of Jones's houses in Crestwood Hills, the three-bedroom Gelb was built in 1950 and sold in 2010 for $985,000.
Conrad Bain's former home
Yep, this 1962 three-bedroom in Brentwood was the home of Diff'rent Strokes dad Conraid Bain; he sold it in 2010 for $2.625 million.
Jones House and Studio
Jones built these in 1938; An Architectural Guidebook to Los Angeles says the influence "is Wright filtered through the San Francisco Bay tradition of the 1930s."
This 1954 post and beam in the Pacific Palisades was designed with and for Jones's partner Frederick Emmons.
941 Bienvenda Avenue
This 1953 home has four bedrooms and a bright and open living space. It hit the market asking $1.495 million earlier this month but it's already been snapped up.
A. Quincy Jones's House
This isn't so much a Jones house as it is Jones's house. Designed by Case Study architect Rodney Walker and built in 1947, the two-bedroom house has been well-maintained.