Born in Kansas City, Missouri and raised in Gardena, California, Mid-Century architect A. Quincy Jones (1913-1979), designed some of Los Angeles’ most glamorous homes, striking tract houses, commercial buildings, churches and schools. Graduating from the University of Washington in 1936, Jones returned to Los Angeles in 1936. Working in several notable architectural offices, including the office of Paul Williams.

After his stint as a lieutenant commander in the Navy, Jones once again returned to Los Angeles and opened an architectural office in a house in Laurel Canyon. He partnered with Williams on several projects in the Palm Springs area. Jones also developed tract housing for the innovative Palo Alto developer Joseph Eichler, which included park-like common areas and indoor-outdoor living concepts.

Locally, A. Quincy Jones along with architect Whitney R. Smith, developed twenty-nine house plans for the Mutual Housing Association (in an area known today as Crestwood Hills – Brentwood) in an experimental, Modern-style, with open-floor plans, large expanses of glass providing extensive outdoor exposure to nature and an optimistic view on housing through modern design. Jones also designed houses in the tony celebrity filled enclave of Trousdale Estates. These large, sprawling custom homes were prized by celebrity residents and command some of the most spectacular views in the city.

The Arens House, 1949 by A. Quincy Jones, Architect

Arens House by A. Quincy Jones

A. Quincy Jones, Architect The Arens House, 1949. City of Los Angeles Historic-Cultural Monument No.  720.

Soaring, up in the Santa Monica Mountains of Brentwood, this landmark home is one of the best remaining examples of the forward-looking Mutual Housing Association’s postwar experiment.

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Brentwood architectural house
by Noted Architect A. Quincy Jones, FAIA – 1950

Brentwood architectural house by A. Quincy Jones, FAIA – The Grant House, 1950, available for the first time.

Mid Century Real Estate-Brentwood

Placed in the exclusive architectural enclave of Brentwood’s Crestwood Hills, this home is one of the finest examples of Southern California Mid-Century design by one of its master architects.

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The Hans H. Baerwald Residence
by A. Quincy Jones

Mid Century Modern-Brentwood

A rare opportunity to own a truly unique property. Available for the first time since 1962, designed by renowned architect, A. Quincy Jones, is completely one of a kind.

Mid Century Architecture-Brentwood

The residence is sure to WOW fans of mid-century modern design. Jones, ”Building for Better Living”–pioneered the use of greenbelts and green design.

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