When it comes to reviving midcentury modern homes, HabHouse boasts an impressive résumé. Its latest project is the restoration of Hart House by A Quincy Jones and Whitney R Smith in Los Angeles’ Crestwood Hills – now on the market for $3.989 m.
Hart House dates back to 1950 and was conceived for four musicians returning from WWII, who envisioned a community of modernist homes for the Mutual Housing Association homes of Crestwood Hills. While few houses were fully realized, the MHACH has the accolade of being the only successful housing cooperative in the state of California, according to LA Forum. 2444 Rochedale Lane has undergone a meticulous renovation.
Hart House has a distinctive sloping roofline, and its carport has been reinstated as per the original vision. Inside, the post-and-beam design features soaring volumes crossed by a network of painted beams, with polished cement flooring and floor-to-ceiling glass that opens up to the terrace and freshly landscaped gardens.
HabHouse has also reinstated midcentury modern Douglas fir plywood built-ins, redwood tongue-and-groove siding, and exposed aggregate concrete block throughout the three-bedroom abode – all hallmarks of Jones and Smith’s modernist designs.
The new kitchen features custom blonde cabinetry, with a large cement block fireplace and hearth acting as a zonal divider between the dining room and a cosy seating nook.
Hart House is listed for sale via Nate Cole of Modern California House and Joseph Kiralla of Sotheby’s International Realty.