An A. Quincy Jones–Designed Home With a Pool and Koi Pond Lists for $3M Near L.A.

The legendary architect designed the sprawling private estate for Hollywood couple Linda Gray and Ed Thrasher in 1973.
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Property Details: 

Location: 15659 Knochaven Street, Canyon Country, Santa Clarita, California

Price: $2,995,000

Year Built: 1973

Footprint: 4,800 square feet (five bedrooms, four baths)

Lot size: 2.67 acres

From the agent:  "This gated, very private estate features a rusticated three-bedroom midcentury-modern style home by legendary modernist architect A. Quincy Jones (who designed Case Study #24, Walter Annenberg Estate Sunnylands, and numerous other private homes and public institutions); a two-story, two-bedroom guesthouse with kitchen and living room; a Josh Schweitzer–designed cook’s kitchen with pro-style appliances and pizza oven; stables for four horses; a tack room/barn; north/south tennis court; large swimmer’s pool with spa; organic gardens; koi pond; chicken coop; and an endless lawn to stretch out and provide serenity."

Modernist architect A. Quincy Jones designed the sprawling residence at 15659 Knochaven Street for Hollywood actress Linda Gray and her husband, art director Ed Thrasher, in the Canyon Country neighborhood of Santa Clarita, California.

Modernist architect A. Quincy Jones designed the sprawling residence at 15659 Knochaven Street for Hollywood actress Linda Gray and her husband, art director Ed Thrasher, in the Canyon Country neighborhood of Santa Clarita, California.

The three-bedroom main house features a sunken living room with floor-to-ceiling windows on one end, as well as a full-height fireplace and heart pine floors. 

The three-bedroom main house features a sunken living room with floor-to-ceiling windows on one end, as well as a full-height fireplace and heart pine floors. 

Large tree support the vaulted ceiling in the open living area. 

Large tree support the vaulted ceiling in the open living area. 

Prominent Southern California architect Josh Schweitzer designed the kitchen with closed and open storage, ample counter space for meal preparation, and a wood-fired pizza oven.

Prominent Southern California architect Josh Schweitzer designed the kitchen with closed and open storage, ample counter space for meal preparation, and a wood-fired pizza oven.

Neutral-tone tile floors and wood ceilings continue into the luminous dining area.

Neutral-tone tile floors and wood ceilings continue into the luminous dining area.

The principal suite includes a fireplace and cozy window nook, as well as a skylight and glass doors that open to the surrounding lot.

The principal suite includes a fireplace and cozy window nook, as well as a skylight and glass doors that open to the surrounding lot.

A spacious office opens directly to the patio and pool area.

A spacious office opens directly to the patio and pool area.

A peaceful reading nook with built-in bookshelves is tucked into a corner of the home.

A peaceful reading nook with built-in bookshelves is tucked into a corner of the home.

A spacious home gym with plenty of room for equipment leads to a spa area.

A spacious home gym with plenty of room for equipment leads to a spa area.

In the sunroom-like portion of the spa area, a fireplace and soaking tub sit on an elevated platform with a rock built into the stairs.

In the sunroom-like portion of the spa area, a fireplace and soaking tub sit on an elevated platform with a rock built into the stairs.

The two-story, two bedroom guesthouse opens to the pool area via multiple tall, glazed doors.

The two-story, two bedroom guesthouse opens to the pool area via multiple tall, glazed doors.

In addition to an open kitchen and living area, the guesthouse includes two serene bedrooms.

In addition to an open kitchen and living area, the guesthouse includes two serene bedrooms.

Wooden details continue into the bathroom.

Wooden details continue into the bathroom.

An al fresco dining area with a barbecue situated near the pool create an ideal atmosphere for outdoor gatherings.

An al fresco dining area with a barbecue situated near the pool create an ideal atmosphere for outdoor gatherings.

Another outdoor seating area with a firepit overlooks the pool and tennis court.

Another outdoor seating area with a firepit overlooks the pool and tennis court.

The A. Quincy Jones–designed home also includes a koi pond, chicken coop, and horse stable.

The A. Quincy Jones–designed home also includes a koi pond, chicken coop, and horse stable.

The private estate sits on nearly three acres graced with numerous centuries-old oak trees roughly 35 minutes from Beverly Hills.

The private estate sits on nearly three acres graced with numerous centuries-old oak trees roughly 35 minutes from Beverly Hills.

15659 Knochaven Street in Santa Clarita, California, is currently listed for $2,995,000 by Billy Rose, Natasha Sizlo, and Andrea Korchek of The Agency. 

Sarah Buder
Culture Editor
Sarah Buder is Dwell’s Culture Editor. She focuses on stories at the intersection of architecture and design with entertainment, travel, identity, the internet, and more. She’s particularly pro-knickknacks.

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