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ARCHIBALD QUINCY JONES, FAIA (1913-1979)
CRESTWOOD HILLS, LOS ANGELES CA


Crestwood Hills is an 825-acre neighborhood begun in the late 1940s by four musicians, and eventually turned into a cooperative association that included 400 members in 500 homes. Only 160 were built and a fire in 1961 took out about 47. As of 2014, 33 remaned. The project was initially called the Mutual Housing Tract or Mutual Housing Association before changing to Crestwood Hills. Designed by Jones with Whitney Smith, engineer Edwardo Contini, James Charlton, Wayne Williams, and landscape architect Garrett Eckbo. Featured in Arts and Architecture, September 1948, March 1949, and January 1952; Progressive Architecture, February 1951 and October 1983; and Architectural Record, April 1951. Description adapted from Wikipedia. Research by Catherine Westergaard Cramer and Michael Locke.


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1948 - The Pilot House, aka Model House, 735 Rome Drive, Los Angeles CA. Commissioned 1946. Altered in 1997. Sold to the Katharine and Julian Donahue Living Trust. Sold in 2015 to Mary Weatherford. Bottom photo by Michael Locke.


1948 - The Herman and Vita Schott House, 907 Hanley Avenue, Los Angeles CA. Sold in 1994 to Kathleen Leader. Designated a Los Angeles Historic- Cultural Monument (681) in 2000. Restored by Los Angeles architect Cory Buckner. For sale in 2020. Top photo by Michael Locke.


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1948 - The Paul and Rose Stoleroff House, 12367 Deerbrook Lane, Los Angeles CA. Designated a Los Angeles Historic-Cultural Monument (721) in 2002. Sold around 1998 to Evelyn Stein. Photo by Michael Locke.


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1948 - The Nathan and Esther Volk House, 12412 Deerbrook Lane, Los Angeles CA. Designated a Los Angeles Historic-Cultural Monument (722) in 2002. Sold to Michael Lafetra. Sold in 2012 to Michel Bernard. Photos by Michael Locke.


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1949 - The Richard and Helen Arens House, 12436 Deerbrook Lane, Los Angeles CA. Thornton Abell remodeled the house in 1977 by "enclosing the existing carport and converting it into a study/entry and constructing a new carport." Remodel built by Leo Bonner. Sold in 2020 to Natasha Gregson Wagner. Photos by Michael Locke.


1949 - The Ben Lien House, 872 Hanley Avenue, Los Angeles CA. Sold in 2011 to Amita Molloy. Photo by Michael Locke.


1949 - The F. H. Wright House, 707 Rochedale Way, Los Angeles CA. Sold to M. G. Gordon. Destroyed. The house above was built in 1958 and designed by Jules Sarkin, who worked under John Lautner. Sold in 2010 to Brent and Inez Murata, who hired architect Birce K. Zarate in 2015 to extensively remodel the house. Photo by Michael Locke.


1949 - The Harold C. and Edith S. Tritel House, 716 Rochedale Way, Los Angeles CA. Sold in 2004 to M. Joseph. Photo by Michael Locke.


1949 - The Courtney and Catherine (Kit) Anderson Residence, 12427 Rochedale Lane, Los Angeles CA. Sold in 2016 to Kevin Cohen Family Trust. Photo by Michael Locke.


1949 - The Oscar Wasserburger House, 12415 Rochedale Lane, Los Angeles CA. Sold to Don Catlin Family Trust. Photo by Michael Locke.


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1949 - The Joseph and Estelle Meyerson House, 12428 Rochedale Lane, Los Angeles CA. Sold in 2001 to David Bartis Company Trust.


1949 - The Jay R. Stein House, 968 Stonehill Lane, Los Angeles CA. Sold in 2012 to Adam Blackman. Photo by Michael Locke.


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1950 - The Alfred and Sonia Kalmick House, 12327 Rochedale Lane, Los Angeles CA. Designed with Whitney R. Smith. Designated a Los Angeles Historic Cultural Monument (No. 634) in 1997. Sold in 2012 to Robert and Elise Fissner. Photo by Michael Locke.


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1950 - The Bernard and Matilda Block House, 955 Bluegrass Way, Los Angeles CA.  Designed with Whitney R  Smith.  G.W.S. Construction Co. and Vistandahl, Inc. were the builders. Photo by Michael Locke.


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1950 - The Arnold and Frances Kalmick Residence, 12408 Rochedale Lane, Los Angeles CA. Sold around 2010 to Matthew and Deborah Ryan. Featured in DWELL in 2014. Top photo by Michael Locke.


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1950 - The Henstell House, 815 North Tigertail Road, Los Angeles CA. Sold to George L. and Sylvia L. Silk-Kline. Deeded to their Trust. Sold in 2014 to Westside Estates LLC who filed for demolition. Architect and Jones author Cory Buckner went before the Cultural Heritage Commission to get the house declared a historical monument, which was unsuccessful, and the house was destroyed in 2015.


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1950 - 990 Hanley Avenue, Los Angeles CA. It was the Mutual Housing Association office for several years. Sold to Jones scholar and architect Cory Buckner and her husband Nick Roberts. Designated in 2000 as Historical-Cultural Monument 680 by the city of Los Angeles.


1950 - The Leck B. and Marion T. Sherwood Residence, 947 Stonehill Lane, Los Angeles CA. Photo by Michael Locke.


1950 - The William and Sara Miller House, 12420 Rochedale Lane, Los Angeles CA. Sold in 2013 to David Bartis. Photo by Michael Locke.


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1950 - The Eleanor and Samuel Waples House, 917 Stonehill Lane, Los Angeles CA. Destroyed around 1990; Ray Kappe designed a new house on the site in 1991.


1950 - The Louis and Madeleine Schneidman House, 925 Stonehill Lane, Los Angeles CA. Sold around 1978 to Madeline Shaw. Sold around 2018 to Justin Magnuson and Alliance Financial Serivces. For sale in 2020. Photo by Michael Locke.


1950 - The Charles Alexander House, 12400 Rochedale Lane, Los Angeles CA. Sold in 1970. Sold in 1996 to John and Ann Spohrer. Photo by Michael Locke.


1950 - The Benedict and Bernice Grant House, 815 Bramble Way, Los Angeles CA. Deeded to heirs. Sold for the first time in 2019 to Rodney Stone. Photos by Michael Locke.


1950 - The Ernest and Shirley Goldenfeld House, 810 Bramble Way, Los Angeles CA. Designated a Los Angeles Historic-Cultural Monument (632) in 1997. Sold around 2013 to Lon Bussell. Photos by Michael Locke.


1950 - The Samuel and Bernice Eiduson Residence, 941 Stonehill Lane, Los Angeles CA. Photo by Michael Locke.


1950 - The Ruth S. Lynch House, 963 Stonehill Lane, Los Angeles CA. Sold in 1990 to Michael Palladino. Significantly altered in 1991 and 2000, with a second-story addition. Photo by Michael Locke.


1950 - The Robert H. and Louise Haas House, 12404 Rochedale Lane, Los Angeles CA. Designated a Los Angeles Historic-Cultural Monument (633) in 1997. Sold in 1999 to Bruce Kaplan. Photo by Michael Locke.


1950 - The Malkeil and Beatrice Hecht Heilpern House, 12421 Rochedale Lane, Los Angeles CA. Sold to Roy and Doris Longman. Photo by Michael Locke.


1950 - The Lewis and Florence Herrman Residence, 12317 Rochedale Lane, Los Angeles CA. Designed with Whitney Smith. Additons completed in 1957 (playroom) and 1989 (kitchen and additonal 636 sf). Sold in 2012 to Kelly and Daniel Powter. Photo by Michael Locke.


1950 - The Wurtele House, aka Model 111-X, 946 Stonehill Lane, Los Angeles CA. Los Angeles Historic-Cultural Monument 723. Sold around 2003 to Brian and Tess Nelson. Photo by Michael Locke.


 

1950 - The David and Irene Levy House, 960 Stonehill Lane, Los Angeles CA. Sold in 1993 to Lionel and Andrea Margolin who commissioned architect Steven Ehrlich to add a second floor master bedroom and bath, a laundry on the first floor, and remodel the first floor kitchen, all complete in 1996. Ehrlich did another renovation in 2004. Sold in 2011 to Robert and Barbara Schmalz. Sold in 2013 to Mark Morris and Olivia Burgess. A swimming pool was added in 2016. Top photo by Michael Locke.


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1950 - The Lawrence and Marianne Friedman House, 12414 Rochedale Lane, Los Angeles CA. Designed with Whitney R. Smith. Sold in 2011 to Charles and Ellen Krissman. Remodeled in 2011 by architect Marco DiMaccio. Sold in 2014 to Walter Cale. For sale in 2020. Bottom two photos by Michael Locke.


1950 - The Laurence and Elizabeth Rice House, 12354 Rochedale Lane, Los Angeles CA. Sold in 2005 to William and Mary Herd. Photo by Michael Locke.


1950 - The Joseph E. and Hora Weckler House, 12434 Rochedale Lane, Los Angeles CA. Sold in 2007 to Elisabeth B. O'Neal. Photo by Michael Locke.


1950 - The George and Ruth Saturensky House, 12425 Rochedale Lane, Los Angeles CA. Sold around 2002 to Lawrence and Carol Truscott. Photo by Michael Locke.


1950 - 12450 Rochedale Lane, Los Angeles CA. 1200 sf. Sold to Morris and Lydia Gelb (daughter of the original owner). Sold around 2009 to Landis Green. Featured in DWELL.


1950 - The Richard L. and Judith E. Lissner House, 12376 Deerbrook Lane, Los Angeles CA. Designed with Frederick Emmons. William H. Brown was the builder. Photos by Michael Locke.


1950 - 12449 Deerbrook Lane, Los Angeles CA. Sold around 1995 to Louise Groggin. Sold in 2018 to Anatoly Petrov and Ekaterina Yarotskaya. Bottom photo by Michael Locke.


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1950 - The Aaron and Marguerite Bonderman House, 1009 Lindenwood Lane, Los Angeles CA. There was a fire in 1961 and the house was destroyed. Sold to Martin Gale who had Ray Kappe design a new house on the site.


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1950 - The Hugh and Elizabeth Swedenberg House, 1008 Lindenwood Lane, Los Angeles CA. Destroyed in 1964 by a fire.


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1950 - The Len and Sharon Leonard House, 1000 Lindenwood Lane, Los Angeles CA. Sold in 2015 to Bijan and Vida Pirouz who extensively remodeled the house with architect Luba Tomaleusus. Advertised as a rental in 2017. Photo by Michael Locke.


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1950 - The Bernard and Edith F. Kundell House, 1001 Lindenwood Lane, Los Angeles CA. Sold in 1956 to Richard Kelton. Destroyed by fire in November 1961. Sold in 1962 to Fred Schreirer who built a new house on the same footings and designed by architect D. Wallace Benton, bottom photo by Michael Locke.


1950 - The Harold and Louise Briggs House, 1024 Lindenwood, Los Angeles CA. Sold in 2011 to Stephen and Ina Bezahler. Photo by Michael Locke.


1950 - The Bernard B. Gross House, 860 Hanley Avenue, Los Angeles CA. Designated a Los Angeles Historic-Cultural Monument (695) in 2001. Appeared in Sunset Magazine. Sold to Lauri Gaffin. For sale in 2018. Top photo by Michael Locke.


1950 - The Henry and Rosalyn Kermin Residence, 900 Stonehill Lane Lane, Los Angeles CA. The house was extensively added to over the years by architects Morris D. Verger (1960), Donald H. Boss (1982) and Cory Buckner (2003). Designated a Los Angeles Historic-Cultural Monument (No. 697) in 2001. Sold to Peter and Gretchen Haight. Photos by Michael Locke.


1951 - The Norman and Lorraine Rubin Belos House, 1046 Tigertail Road, Los Angeles CA. Sold in 2001 to Mitchell Reiner. Photo by Michael Locke.


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1951 - The Marion and Elizabeth Israel House, 914 Bluegrass Lane, Los Angeles CA.Designed with Whitney R. Smith.  Jack Strauss was the builder.  Access through Bluegrass Trail. Sold in 1962 to Hans H. Baerwald, who commissioned architect Steven Ehrlich to renovate the house in 1993. Deeded to heirs. Sold in 2018 to Mark P. Schmid and Narda Malakzad. Designated Los Angeles Historic-Cultural Monument No. 693 in 2001. Photos by Michael Locke. 


1951 - The Roy S. and Patricia M. Hamma House, 12401 Deerbrook Lane, Los Angeles CA. Designed with Frederick Emmons. Renovation by Chris Peck and Sergio Zeballos. Sold in 2002 to Evelyn Stern. Designated a Los Angeles Historic-Cultural Monument (No. 797) in 2005. Sold in 2011 to John and Elabeth Dunkelberger. Photo by Michael Locke.


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1954 - The Gerald Tannen House, 1230 Chickory Lane, Los Angeles CA. Designed with Frederick Emmons. Destroyed in 1961 Bel Air fire. Rebuilt in 1962. Sold to actor Conrad Bain (Diff'rent Strokes) and Monica Bain. Sold in 2011 to Avangelo and Mariana Courlas. Top photo by Michael Locke.


Sources include: Wikipedia; City of Los Angeles.