A well-preserved property has just had a makeover and is back on the market as this 1950s A. Quincy Jones-designed The Friedman House in Los Angeles, California, USA.
The house dates back to 1950 and went up for sale a couple of yeas back, having never been on the market before – and with the kind of ‘time capsule’ fittings you would expect from such a house.
It was snapped up and architect Marco DiMaccio has worked on it, adding some modern-day touches whilst preserving the overall look and feel of this midcentury modern gem. Interestingly, the original agent’s listing is still online, so you can with what you have now.
According to the current agent, the house offers ‘walls of glass’ for a seamless integration of indoor / outdoor living, with a good amount of entertaining space and terracing once you get outside, although it does lack that Californian essential of a pool right now. Would have thought that might have been part of the upgrade.
Inside, the open plan layout, exposed brick and wood panels have been preserved, but upgrades have been made to the kitchen as a concession to the modern era. Mainly the fittings in truth. You also get four bedrooms, three bathrooms, a separate office space and a large family room / den.
It wasn’t cheap when it originally sold ($1.25 million), perhaps due to to its post code (or zip code if you like). So it’s obviously not going to any cheaper in renovated form. If you want to live in this stylish hangout, you’ll need the best part of $1.895 million to do so.