Last April, Michael LaFetra, famous in L.A. for his rabid, uncontrollable scooping-up of midcentury gems, outbid six other interested buyers for a house designed by architects A. Quincy Jones and Frederick Emmons in 1962. Now, after a $1M renovation—including a sliding kitchen window so expensive that "I lovingly refer to it as the Prius, because that's about what it cost," LaFetra tells the Journal—the Sherwood residence, named after Harry and Phyllis Sherwood, founding members of the Los Angeles County Museum of Art's (LACMA) Contemporary Arts Council and Jones' original clients—has hit the market for $11.995M.
According to the Journal the rather lovely 6,000-square-foot four-bedroom "represents some of Mr. Jones's later contributions to the midcentury Modern style, which emphasized open spaces and the integration of nature in the home." That means: a living room with 30-foot ceilings, two fireplaces, vaulted wood ceilings, an open floorplan, walls of glass affording views of the grounds, patios and decks, and, thanks to LaFetra's updates, an outdoor waterfall, a two-story master suite, and newly installed terrazzo flooring that looks ripe for rollerblading party.
Of course, this is but one of many of Jones' noteworthy designs in the L.A. area; Curbed LA has a full map that includes—but of course!—the sleek four-bedroom that Jennifer Aniston bought for $21M in January.
· Home Designed by A. Quincy Jones Lists for $12 Million [WSJ]
· All A. Quincy Jones coverage [Curbed LA]
· 920 Foothill Road, Beverly Hills, Calif. [Redfin]