A. Quincy Jones Studio For Rent in Hollywood HIlls

A. Quincy Jones Studio For Rent in Hollywood HIlls

A. Quincy Jones StudioA. Quincy Jones Studio

Here’s a truly unique leasing opportunity, especially if you have an appreciation for the history of midcentury architecture in Southern California.  This property is the former studio of A. Quincy Jones and his wife Ruth Schneider. What makes it all the more special is that this was their first studio after getting their degrees in architecture. The fact that it was their first studio in itself is pretty great, but the fact that it’s truly an awesome structure makes it all the more fantastic.

 The year was 1938 and the hills of Laurel Canyon were much more sparsely populated than today. And this structure is clearly designed to take advantage of the surrounding beauty.

The year was 1938 and the hills of Laurel Canyon were much more sparsely populated than today. And this structure is clearly designed to take advantage of the surrounding beauty.

 Located on the hillside of a 2-acre wildlife corridor, the building features 13-foot folding glass doors and windows, allowing the occupants to fully enjoy the surrounding nature. In style, I’d characterize its design as one-part cabin and two-parts

Located on the hillside of a 2-acre wildlife corridor, the building features 13-foot folding glass doors and windows, allowing the occupants to fully enjoy the surrounding nature. In style, I’d characterize its design as one-part cabin and two-parts cutting edge, modern and reflects many of the design elements that Jones would incorporate in the countless homes that he designed in the greater Los Angeles area over the next several decades.

 The home features a new kitchen with all new appliances, as well as a new bathroom with a walk-in shower located in the master bedroom.

The home features a new kitchen with all new appliances, as well as a new bathroom with a walk-in shower located in the master bedroom.

 Designed as a duplex, one unit served as their studio, while the other served as the home. Together, they served as a great example of the vision and skills of Jones and Schneider and no doubt led to a lot of commissions.

Designed as a duplex, one unit served as their studio, while the other served as the home. Together, they served as a great example of the vision and skills of Jones and Schneider and no doubt led to a lot of commissions.

 As a rental, this would make a great home for anyone. But if you happen to be an architecture student, having the chance to rent the former home of one of the forebears of midcentury modernism, now that’s more of a dream true.

As a rental, this would make a great home for anyone. But if you happen to be an architecture student, having the chance to rent the former home of one of the forebears of midcentury modernism, now that’s more of a dream true.

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 The home is listed as 1-bedroom/ 1-bath, but it also has an additional sleeping loft, which is great because guests are definitely going to want to spend the night here.

The home is listed as 1-bedroom/ 1-bath, but it also has an additional sleeping loft, which is great because guests are definitely going to want to spend the night here.

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 Just look at these windows.

Just look at these windows.

 The home also has central AC, private parking for 3 cars, a laundry with washer/dryer and a large shared yard.

The home also has central AC, private parking for 3 cars, a laundry with washer/dryer and a large shared yard.

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 Oh… and if all the rest wasn’t enough, it also has incredible views of L.A.

Oh… and if all the rest wasn’t enough, it also has incredible views of L.A.

Specs for 8661 Nash Dr, Los Angeles CA 90046

Architect: A. Quincy Jones
Bedrooms: 1
Bathrooms: 1
Sq Feet: 1,100
Lot Size: 6,032 sf
Year Built: 1939
Pool: none
Air: Central
Floor: Hardwood
Parking: Garage, 1-Car
Views: City, City Lights, Mountains
Fireplace: Living Room
MLS #: 19-419904

Listing Courtesy of Gabriel Jones of Keller Williams Realty Calabasas.

Note: Information above reflects market status as of the date this post was originally published. Feel free to call for current market status.

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