925 Stonehill Lane, also known as the Schneidman House, is up for grabs. It was designed by A. Quincy Jones and Whitney R. Smith, two modernist architects noted for their contributions to the development of modernism in Southern California, in 1950. The home is one of the first of 30 houses to be built in Crestwood Hills, a neighborhood within Brentwood that boasts several landmark midcentury modern homes. In 2012, the Schneidman House was added as number 1016 on the Los Angeles Historic-Cultural Monument list.
Perched on one of the highest points of the cul-de-sac, the Schneidman House enjoys unobstructed views of the ocean, canyon, and the city. The home is a mix of redwood, concrete, and glass, with a low-profile facade and a classic, California midcentury modern look that also feels surprisingly contemporary.
The 1,938-square-foot, three-bedroom, three-bath home underwent a major renovation between 2010-2012, which was led by architect Cory Buckner together with the property's former homeowners. The renovation gave careful attention to historic details and thoughtfully restored the home in keeping with its original design. This included stripping all the materials from the interiors and restoring them to match the home's original wood finish. Now, the home truly shines inside and out. There are tongue-and-groove ceilings with exposed beams, exposed cinder blocks, warm wood-paneled walls, and expansive glazing through the living space that provide spectacular views.
"The first time I stepped inside The Schneidman House I knew it was a special place," says seller Justin Magnuson. "The design and positioning take advantage of the natural elements surrounding the home. It’s truly a work of art."
The Shneidman House, 925 Stonehill Lane, is currently listed for $3,795,000 by Josh Picker and Josh Altman of Douglas Elliman.
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