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Los Angeles, CA - 1965 A. Quincy Jones - Only $29 mil
Posted: Wed Aug 13, 2008 8:48 pm
I'm new to this forum, but I've been a mid-century modern nerd for a couple years. Anyways, when looking on realtor sites for homes I can't afford in LA (which I do often), I stumbled on this: a 1965 A. Quincy Jones home on Airole Way.
And it's only a cool $29 million. Yikes.
Posted: Thu Aug 14, 2008 12:45 pm
Posted: Thu Aug 14, 2008 3:17 pm
I have to agree with Robb on this one.
This is certainly a beautiful home...but VERY sterile for an A. Quincy Jones home. There are also some other peculiarities. One design element present in most A. Quincy Jones homes I have ever seen is varying ceiling height -- but it's absent in this home. AQJ also seemed enamored with non-parallel surfaces -- railings that leaned, rooflines that started out intimate and jutted skyward to reveal grander spaces.
When I saw the headline (and price) I was really hoping it would be this house, in Holmby Hills:
http://designandmovies.blogspot.com/200 ... movie.html
Posted: Thu Aug 14, 2008 3:54 pm
Love that sketch! Wish there were some interior shots. I searched for more images, but only found this...
Here it is on the cover of March 2006 Architectural Digest...
Posted: Thu Aug 14, 2008 4:03 pm
If you want more interior shots you should look at the 2005 season of This Old House. They redo a 50s MCM in Cambridge, Mass. One of the "off-site" visits is the Gary Cooper AQJ house in LA. It's over half the episode so look for it on DIY.
Posted: Thu Aug 14, 2008 7:06 pm
Posted: Fri Aug 15, 2008 10:53 am
I believe these are the episodes Steven is referring to:
http://www.thisoldhouse.com/toh/tv/hous ... 46,00.html
Posted: Fri Aug 15, 2008 11:07 am
Just to clarify, 901 Airole Way is not the Gary Cooper House.
Posted: Fri Aug 15, 2008 6:25 pm
Correct as usual Mr. Nichols.
Here's the Gary Cooper House on Zillow:
Posted: Sun Aug 17, 2008 8:59 am
More on the Gary Cooper house here:
Posted: Wed Aug 27, 2008 9:14 am