Almost eight decades ago, a group of like-minded Los Angeles musicians came up with the idea for an enclave of modernist homes known as the Mutual Housing Association development. Perched atop a ridge bordering the Santa Monica Mountains, within what is today the Crestwood Hills neighborhood of Brentwood, one of those striking midcentury gems just popped up for sale, asking a speck over $4.1 million.
The single-level home now up for grabs was built and designed in 1950 by noted architects A. Quincy Jones and Whitney R. Smith. Recently renovated by local real estate design and development firm HabHouse — and referred to as the “Hart Residence” — the three-bedroom, three-bath dwelling offers a little more than 2,000 square feet of single-level living space boasting a mix of linoleum and tile floors, extensive built-ins, and post-and-beam ceilings throughout. Expansive walls of glass open to patios from almost every room, while framing treetop and mountain views.
Nestled on an almost quarter-acre parcel overlooking Kenter Canyon, the sloped-roof structure is fronted by an attached carport and an adjacent parking space that can accommodate two vehicles. Inside, an entry foyer steps down into a den that features a massive wood-burning brick fireplace as its focal point, and an adjacent living and dining area connects to a galley kitchen outfitted with an eat-in island and vintage-style appliances.
Sequestered in a wing by itself is a primary suite holding a closet and shower-equipped bath, plus two additional bedrooms that share a bath. Elsewhere in the house is another bath and a laundry room; and outdoors, the fenced backyard hosts a grassy lawn flanked by a sprawling patio ideal for al fresco lounging and dining, with a hot tub notched right into the middle. Per the listing, there’s also plenty of room to add a swimming pool.
The listing is held by Joey Kiralla of Sotheby’s International Realty and Nate Cole of Modern California House.