A Luminous Midcentury Home and ADU in Los Angeles Ask $3.2M

The Schott House, designed by A. Quincy Jones and respectfully updated by Cory Buckner, hasn’t hit the market in 26 years.
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Years before architect A. Quincy Jones began designing his ever-popular Eichler homes, he was involved in another development: the Mutual Housing Association, today known as Crestwood Hills. Located west of downtown Los Angeles above Santa Monica, the community has preserved a small number of the original midcentury residences that Jones helped craft—and one just hit the market.

Sited on one of the four original parcels developed in Crestwood Hills, this midcentury home was designed by architect A. Quincy Jones in partnership with architect Whitney R. Smith. The structure was among the first built in a cooperative community called the Mutual Housing Association, and it is now on the market for the first time since 1994.

Inside, the home offers many original features—from a cinder block fireplace to Douglas fir ceilings and redwood-clad walls. The home's long-time owners modernized and expanded the structure while respecting Jones's and Smith's original design intentions.

The home—built in 1948 and one of approximately 30 original homes that remain in the neighborhood today—was restored by Los Angeles–based architect Cory Buckner. In our 2009 story, Buckner recalls her journey from moving into the community to becoming one of its largest advocates, tirelessly working to have more than a dozen of the homes, including this one, designated as a Los Angeles Historic-Cultural Monument. Buckner, whose practice has restored several other Jones-designed homes in Crestwood Hills, also wrote two books on the process: A. Quincy Jones (2002, Phaidon Press) and Crestwood Hills: The Chronicle of a Modern Utopia (2015, Angel City Press).

Opposite the fireplace, clerestory windows wrap around the living area.

The split-level floor plan leads up from the living area to the breakfast nook and kitchen.

Offering three bedrooms and three full bathrooms, the nearly 2,400-square-foot home has been fully restored and expanded to accommodate a large living area and kitchen. The mostly flat, .40-acre lot also hides several surprises, including a 400-square-foot, detached ADU that comes with its own kitchen and full bathroom, as well as a pool and spa along the side of the home. Available for the first time in over 25 years, the home is currently listed for sale with an asking price of $3,200,000. Keep scrolling to see more.

The modernized kitchen works within the original post-and-beam construction and retains redwood cladding around the island in order to match the rest of the home. The space also features blue limestone countertops and slate tile flooring.

A look back at the living area from the breakfast nook.

The kitchen cabinets also extend into an adjacent family room.

The sunlit family room features sliding glass doors that provide direct access to the surrounding patio and backyard.

A hallway extending from the kitchen leads to the main structure's three bedrooms and three bathrooms. Clerestory windows illuminate the space from above.

The beautifully preserved redwood-clad walls are on full display throughout the long hallway.

The home's principal bedroom suite features built-in shelving and is brightly illuminated by several windows.

The nearly floor-to-ceiling windows also wrap around a corner of the room.

An en-suite bathroom is accessible along the opposite side of the bedroom.

A look at the modernized bathroom shows updated fixtures and finishes.

Another bedroom features a newly added built-in desk, as well as a window overlooking the pool.

Outside, the rear yard provides multiple spaces for lounging and entertaining.

A concrete patio extends from the family room.

In another part of the yard, the detached ADU is currently used as a home office.

The ADU's open interior also comes with a small kitchen and bathroom off to the side, easily allowing the structure to serve a variety of purposes.

Hidden in yet another corner of the lot is an inviting pool and spa.

The structure illuminated at nighttime.

The Schott House, located at 907 Hanley Ave in Los Angeles, California, is currently listed for $3,200,000 by Brian Linder, AIA, Rick Grahn of Compass.

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