Location: West Los Angeles, California
Area: Existing: 1747 square feet. Added: 821 square feet
This project is a renovation and addition to a home (called “Type 702”) designed by the renowned modernist architect A. Quincy Jones. The residence was dedicated a Historic Cultural Monument by the Los Angeles Cultural Heritage Commission.
The house, located in Crestwood Hills, Los Angeles, is part of a modernist housing community established by the Mutual Housing Association in 1950. Type 702 house has many Jones’ signature elements, such as post and beam construction, an open plan, and a strong connection between the interior spaces and the surrounding landscape. Unfortunately, these qualities had been obscured through multiple ill-conceived renovations.
Our renovation restores the original house and adds a contemporary addition. This addition accentuates the positive aspects of the historic residence while updating it to the current owners' lifestyle.
Type 702 Addition