Monday, August 22, 2011

Crazy for the Friedman House: A. Quincy Jones, FAIA 1950

Built in 1950 by Kansas City-born architect, A. Quincy Jones, FAIA, this one-of-a-kind home should be in a museum.  I was completely enchanted for a good hour and a half as I took in the details and thought behind the design of the home.  The Friedman House was designed for a Doctor who practiced psychoanalysis and his wife who lived to be over 100 years old.  For any Mid-Century Modern purist out there, this 4 / 3 home is one of the architect’s larger floor plans spanning over one single floor for a total 2,346sf interior with custom built-ins and original details still intact.  12414 Rochedale Lane, 90049 is something not to be missed.  The home is now being offered for $1,485,000.  Listing Courtesy of Deborah Glusker.
The Friedman House, 12414 Rochedale Ln, 90049

As this is the first time the Friedman House has come onto market, many original detailing and furnishings are still intact and being sold within the price.  From the street, the house is deceiving as it rests on a corner lot and hidden by landscape and fencing.

The magic arrives once in the naturally lit home with sun cascading from the heavens and into each room that surrounds the outdoors. 

The home is divided into two wings.  The Sleeping Wing houses the Master bedroom and the Jack & Jill bedrooms, along with two baths.

The home also comes with a Library that serves as an office area.  Each room is connected through pocket doors and escaped through steel frame sliders allowing a seamless divide between home and nature, as the house surrounds the backyard.

The brick that extends to the exterior areas surrounds the sunken living room.  Again, large steel-framed sliders allow for natural light to fill the living space. 

The Dining Area is situated with a beautiful built-in credenza and original lighting. 

The Kitchen area is spacious, but needs a little updating. 

Off the Kitchen, you will find the laundry area, Maids Bedroom and an additional full bath.

A hall with original linoleum tiles ties the entry to the Kitchen directly. 

Anyone in their right mind will jump at the opportunity to snatch this up from market.  And, in the event you are feeling a little crazy, you can enjoy the converted garage (1954) where Dr. Friedman had his psychoanalysis therapy office with has separate access for patients. 

Situated on over 10,400sf of serene land in the lovely and quiet neighborhood found here in Brentwood.  This gem is enveloped by mature trees and gardens, this home is truly a wonderful example of Mid-Century Modern living.  For more information on this listing, check out 11-535717.

If you have further questions or would like to see this home, please reach me. In the meantime, have a modern day!

Steve Ward
Realtor®, SFR®
Mid-Century Modern Architecture Specialist
Keller Williams Realty - Los Feliz
Short Sale and Foreclosure Resource
DRE Lic #01871422
213.305.8537 direct

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