Own This L.A. Midcentury by A. Quincy Jones For $2.45M

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By Michele Koh Morollo
On the market for the first time ever, the Grant House by A. Quincy Jones encapsulates the midcentury modern look.

Based in Los Angeles, Archibald Quincy Jones was a midcentury modern architect whose innovative, modernist buildings earned him renown as a pioneer of sustainable design.

Now, one of his outstanding works—the Grant House, built for its original owners in 1950—is available for sale. Located at 815 Bramble Way, the residence sits within the exclusive neighborhood of Crestwood Hill in Los Angeles, home to many architecturally significant homes by midcentury icons such as Carleton Winslow Jr., Ray Kappe, and Richard Neutra. The 1,952-square-foot, three-bedroom, two-bath property is on the market for the first time and asking $2,450,000.

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Surrounded by plenty of spacious green gardens, the house was designed to protect its owners’ privacy.

Surrounded by plenty of spacious green gardens, the house was designed to protect its owners’ privacy.

Sited on a flat lot, the property includes two generous, enclosed yards that can accommodate expansions or the addition of a pool.

Sited on a flat lot, the property includes two generous, enclosed yards that can accommodate expansions or the addition of a pool.

 The Grant House evokes a sense of seclusion and serenity.

 The Grant House evokes a sense of seclusion and serenity.

The house is in excellent condition and retains much of its original midcentury form and materials.

The house is in excellent condition and retains much of its original midcentury form and materials.

As a historically important building that continues to express the design vision of its architect, the house is Mills Act-eligible with potential for substantial reduction in annual property taxes. 

As a historically important building that continues to express the design vision of its architect, the house is Mills Act-eligible with potential for substantial reduction in annual property taxes. 

Simple geometric volumes are constructed with glass walls that connect the interiors to the outdoors. 

Simple geometric volumes are constructed with glass walls that connect the interiors to the outdoors. 

The glass walls make the living areas feel brighter and more expansive.

The glass walls make the living areas feel brighter and more expansive.

The integrity of the house’s midcentury spirit are expressed in its tongue-and-groove construction, clerestory windows, exposed posts and beams, and vaulted ceilings. Concrete block, redwood siding, Douglas fir plywood fit-outs create a warm and textured material contrast.

The integrity of the house’s midcentury spirit are expressed in its tongue-and-groove construction, clerestory windows, exposed posts and beams, and vaulted ceilings. Concrete block, redwood siding, Douglas fir plywood fit-outs create a warm and textured material contrast.

The family room.

The family room.

Arranged along a central spine, the Grant House has an open floor plan, a family room, and a kitchen and dining area that merges with a step-down living space.

Arranged along a central spine, the Grant House has an open floor plan, a family room, and a kitchen and dining area that merges with a step-down living space.

A streamlined, white kitchen.

A streamlined, white kitchen.

The house has three bedrooms.  

The house has three bedrooms.  

One of the three bedrooms has a single bed and a study desk.

One of the three bedrooms has a single bed and a study desk.

A back patio allows for outdoor dining.

A back patio allows for outdoor dining.

If you're interested in viewing the property, contact agent Max Nelson at The Agency.

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