Built in 1950, this house still looks fresh and cool
In Brentwood’s midcentury modern enclave Crestwood Hills, this three-bedroom house designed by A. Quincy Jones awaits its next owner.
Built in 1950, the post and beam house has tongue-and-groove ceilings, clerestory windows, walls of glass, concrete floors, and it makes use of a variety of woods including redwood, cork, and Douglas fir.
The listing says the house is a “surviving example” of the Crestwood Hills Mutual Housing Association, a development considered the only successful large-scale cooperative housing development in California.
The house doesn’t have landmark status like many others in the neighborhood do, but the listing speculates that it “most likely qualifies” for historic designation through the city and that it is a candidate for Mills Act property tax breaks for historic homes.
- 12449 Deerbrook Lane [Brian Linder and William Baker/Deasy/Penner]