Before A. Quincy Jones designed some of the most glamorous and Instagrammable modernist homes in Los Angeles, he started with this one built in 1940.
Rumored to be the first home Jones built for a client, 2362 Stanley Hills Dr—clad in dark wood siding with bright green trim—sits on a 9,765-square-foot lot in Laurel Canyon, backing up to a protected sanctuary filled with roaming deer, birds, and wildlife.
With panoramic greenbelt views from almost every room, the two-story dwelling, measuring 1,400 square feet, holds three bedrooms and two bathrooms.
You see glimpses of the architect’s signature style throughout the house. Features include hardwood floors, a living room with soaring wood-beamed ceilings, two wood-burning fireplaces, indoor-outdoor flow, and a considerable circular window flooding the living room with tons of natural light.
The living room connects to the dining area, which leads to the kitchen equipped with stainless steel appliances. And one of the bedrooms has vaulted ceilings, striking architectural windows, and an office.
Last sold in 2008 for $1.135 million, Gina Michelle now lists the house for $1.650 million.