A. Quincy Jones, Architect
Schott House, 1948
907 Hanley Ave, Brentwood CA 90049
City of Los Angeles Historic-Cultural Monument No. 682. One of four original parcels perched high in the historic Crestwood Hills neighborhood, with a large flat yard, ample privacy between lots, and views across the canyon, it’s easy to see how this home served as the model for hundreds of architect-designed homes to come in the influential cultural experiment then known as the Mutual Housing Association. Responsive to the terrain, sophisticated in scale and proportion, and efficient in the use of materials, this home presented a novel blueprint for California modernism. Iconic original details remain intact: expressed post and beam structure, redwood siding inside and out, Douglas fir ceilings, articulated concrete block walls, clerestory windows, and large sliding glass doors that open to outdoor patios and gardens beyond. Respectfully restored by Cory Buckner, the architect who literally wrote the book on A. Quincy Jones, the home has been gracefully expanded to align with a twenty-first century lifestyle, including new kitchen and bath finishes, blue limestone counters, slate and hardwood floors, and an integrated pool and spa.
Main House: 3 Bedrooms + Office, 2 Bathrooms, 2,339 Square Feet
plus a stand-alone 400 SF Guest House/ADU.
Mills Act provides substantial property tax savings.
2,739 Square Feet
17,043 Square Feet Lot