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735 Rome Drive in Mt Washington


Situated at the top of Mt. Washington, amid towering trees with ample blue sky overhead lies the quintessential mid-century modern. The long linear Pilot House by A. Quincy Jones emerges from the steep ridge and fills wide angles with sumptuous views of the hillside speckled with twinkling lights. Here they explored deconstructing formal thoughts about space and opened up the home up to create an energy where great design met practicality.


Built in 1949, this home is a collaboration of  A. Quincy Jones, Whitney R. Smith and Edgardo Contini.  Designed and composed at a time when the Architects were contemplating their now famous Mutual Housing Association, they came together with their mutual desire to create a design that would test out their engineering, innovation and inspiration.

The living room and dining room boast a simple shed ceiling with exposed beams, offering plenty of daylight and views through the eye-catching angled windows.

The modest kitchen is bright and open, with minimal updating.

Within its 1,524 square feet there are two bedrooms.

The beamed ceiling in the master bedroom extends to the covered patio area, bringing the outdoors in.

Terraced high above the street below the secluded pool is located at one end of the deep lot, while a studio retreat anchors the other. It’s famous signature materials and details are found throughout the home and capture the spirit and integrity of the Architects’ vision.  Once in a lifetime opportunity! Don’t miss this one!

To schedule a private showing please call me at 323-775-6305 or email me.

Listing courtesy of Liz Johnson, Teles Properties

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