Grab This Light-Filled L.A. Midcentury by A. Quincy Jones For $629K

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By Lucy Wang
Recently restored, this sun-soaked Southern Californian home boasts many hallmarks of midcentury design.

With a career that spanned three decades, architect A. Quincy Jones was prolific to say the least. Having produced designs for thousands of Eichler homes, the famed midcentury-modern architect also contributed to Sproul Homes’ San Luis Rey Estates, a small tract community completed in 1963.

One of his more modest designs among the development’s model homes include the "Lido" plan—a light-filled, post-and-beam home originally designed with three bedrooms and two baths that embraces indoor/outdoor living throughout.

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Wood paneling provides a pop of contrast on the front side of the home. The two-car garage is to the left.

Wood paneling provides a pop of contrast on the front side of the home. The two-car garage is to the left.

A recently restored and modified 1,528-square-foot Lido home has surfaced on the market and, despite several alterations, retains the architect's unmistakable midcentury-modern touch. The four-bedroom, three-bath gem is asking $629,000 in Oceanside, California.

Formerly an enclosed patio, the entrance foyer was remodeled by previous owners into a hallway and room, which is now separated by a new wall.

Formerly an enclosed patio, the entrance foyer was remodeled by previous owners into a hallway and room, which is now separated by a new wall.

Part of the front patio was turned into a flex room, which can easily serve as a fourth bedroom. Two new windows (to the left) were also added.

Part of the front patio was turned into a flex room, which can easily serve as a fourth bedroom. Two new windows (to the left) were also added.

Jones' original Lido design featured a massive angled skylight that bathed the front patio in natural light. While the skylight is now covered up, the outline can still be seen.

Jones' original Lido design featured a massive angled skylight that bathed the front patio in natural light. While the skylight is now covered up, the outline can still be seen.

Sited behind the entrance hallway and flex room, the living room retains its original footprint.

Sited behind the entrance hallway and flex room, the living room retains its original footprint.

The kitchen occupies the heart of the home and features updated appliances.

The kitchen occupies the heart of the home and features updated appliances.

Walls of glass with sliding glazed doors frame views of the backyard and emphasize outdoor/indoor living.

Walls of glass with sliding glazed doors frame views of the backyard and emphasize outdoor/indoor living.

A peek at the family room and dining area. The open-beam ceiling gives the spacious living area an airy feel.

A peek at the family room and dining area. The open-beam ceiling gives the spacious living area an airy feel.

The master bedroom located in the rear of the house enjoys direct access to the backyard.

The master bedroom located in the rear of the house enjoys direct access to the backyard.

A look at the master bath with a rain shower.

A look at the master bath with a rain shower.

A glimpse at the second bedroom, which is the smallest of the three. The bedrooms are laid out linearly on the right side of the home and connected via a hallway.

A glimpse at the second bedroom, which is the smallest of the three. The bedrooms are laid out linearly on the right side of the home and connected via a hallway.

Located between the master bath and the second bedroom, this second bathroom is within easy reach of the kitchen.

Located between the master bath and the second bedroom, this second bathroom is within easy reach of the kitchen.

The third bedroom is located at the front of the house and is accessible from the entrance hallway.

The third bedroom is located at the front of the house and is accessible from the entrance hallway.

The large roof overhang protects the newly added amoeba-shaped patio and fire pit. The house sits on a flat 6,400-square-foot lot.

The large roof overhang protects the newly added amoeba-shaped patio and fire pit. The house sits on a flat 6,400-square-foot lot.

3410 Las Vegas Dr, Oceanside, CA is now being listed by Swell Property for $629,000. See the full listing here.

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