Commissioned in 1949, this gated A. Quincy Jones masterpiece situated on 2.3 acres in Holmby Hills resonates with today’s L.A. lifestyle. This essay of modernist glamour highlights the renaissance of two movements presiding over architectural thinking today: Mid-Century modern and Hollywood moderne. The iconic A. Quincy Jones covered motor court entrance detail does not prepare one for the soaring double-height entry and the striking architectural impact it has. From this glamorous entrance, one is immediately drawn into the outdoor atrium living space. Designed to totally function as an outdoor living space, the room is open to the sky and the doors fold magically into the building structure. Terrazzo floors appoint these spaces, while floor-to-ceiling glass windows allow the light-filled environment to truly integrate with the beautifully landscaped exteriors. This house, along with Jones’ other Case Study houses, ushered in the era of Southern California indoor/outdoor living. A. Quincy Jones designed the living room for great socializing, including a library area, and other more intimate seating areas. The formal dining room is stunning and grand with floor to ceiling windows looking out to a fountain and grounds as far as the eye can see. All the major rooms open to terraces. The sumptuous master suite occupies the entire second floor. It includes a master bedroom, with a large upstairs master family room. Beautifully appointed and completely separate his-and-hers dressing rooms were innovative for the time, and perfect for today’s lifestyle. A study/gym is adjacent. There are two glorious terrace spaces in the master wing. The children’s wing consists of three bedrooms and baths, as well as a spacious children’s family room replete with a small kitchenette. The staff quarters consist of four staff suites and a staff dining room. The pristine kitchen and separate butler’s pantry operate in unison for large party entertaining, and include a breakfast area. The grounds of this estate are as equally impressive as the interiors. Colorful foliage, mature trees, specimen palms and rose gardens create a park-like setting. There is also a prominent motor court, four covered parking spaces and additional parking for up to 20 cars. On the south side of the property is a swimming pool, one-bedroom guest house that doubles as a pool entertainment space and a championship lighted tennis court. This iconic modern estate represents a rare opportunity for those who appreciate architecture as art. It seamlessly blends the indoors and outdoors, taking advantage of a very unique and private setting in one of L.A.’s most desirable and exclusive neighborhoods.
Offered @ $24,950,000