A. Quincy Jones and Whitney R. Smith’s Historic Schneidman House Lists for $3.8M

This midcentury stunner was certified a historic-cultural monument in 2012.

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. 

Designed by Modernist architects A. Quincy Jones and Whitney R. Smith in 1950, the Shneidman House was added to the LA Historic-Cultural monuments list in 2012. 

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."

A mix of redwood, concrete, and glass, the home has a low-profile facade and a classic midcentury California look. 

The open-plan living space features expansive glazing and stunning views. An original wood-burning fireplace encased in cinderblock extends out onto the patio, adding to the indoor/outdoor connection. 

The exposed-beam, tongue-and-groove ceiling was restored as part of an extensive renovation that took place over the course of two years. 

Exposed cinderblocks line one wall of the open-plan living space, which has become the dining nook.

The kitchen is filled with natural light and features modern elements such as the open shelving alongside a retro-looking built-in banquette. A mint green SMEG refrigeration adds to the home's vintage vibe.  

The master bedroom has an ensuite bathroom, angled ceilings, and lots of light. 

The master bath has been updated with light wood cabinetry. 

The spacious master shower is wrapped in light grey tiles. 

The updated, wood-paneled, walk-in closet. 

The second bedroom is bright thanks to a skylight overhead. 

The second bathroom features sweet, gray penny tiles on the floor. 

The wood-paneled study has direct access to the terrace. 

A third bathroom is a retro shade of mint green with mod-looking textured tiles and wood-paneled walls. 

The terrace offers spectacular views of the surroundings. 

In addition to the terrace, there is also a large back patio. 

The entire back view of the home. 

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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