Just listed is the Siegel House by architect A. Quincy Jones. High up in the Santa Monica Mountains of Brentwood, with sweeping city and ocean views, this historic 1950 Mid-Century Modern home is one of the most important of the small number remaining from this forward-looking postwar housing experiment. Still owned by the original family, one of four founders of the Mutual Housing Association, this home was literally the first built among 500 planned for this award-winning neighborhood.
Eight-foot sliding glass doors allow the open plan to flow freely outdoors to patios and private gardens, creating the illusion of a home twice its actual size.
The architecture is elegantly simple, with form following function: a low-slung roof with tongue-and-groove ceilings held aloft by exposed beams and slender posts, creating clerestory windows on two sides.
The family has posted some great old photos from when the home was being built.
The property is eligible for Mills Act status, which would save thousands of dollars annually in property taxes. In my opinion A. Quincy Jones is in a class all his own so this is a fantastic opportunity for someone looking to restore.
Listing courtesy of Scott King and Brian Linder, Deasy Penner & Partners.