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Midcentury Icon's Glorious First House for Himself Asks $1.4M

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All photos via Crosby Doe

Location: Los Angeles, California
Price: $1,400,000

Recently highlighted over on Curbed LA, this hilltop duplex designed by SoCal Modernist great A. Quincy Jones and classmate-turned-wife (turned ex-wife) Ruth Schneider has hopped on the market for $1,400,000. Built in 1938, right after the former couple got out of architecture school, the 2,158-square-foot property was initially used as their home and later also housed Jones' studio. While Jones later converted the building into a single residence, current owners have returned it to duplex form, and is selling it with an extra parcel for future development.

Inside, expect the lofty open-plan spaces, glass walls, and a reverence for the indoor-outdoor experience common in Jones' designs. The two-bedroom pad was once even shot by renown architectural photographer Julius Shulman. A few historical photographs are below, but check out the full set (plus blueprints) on Crosby Doe.


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