BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. (PRWEB) October 02, 2013
A signature estate by the famed Midcentury Modernist architect A. Quincy Jones has been listed for $16.5 million by Aaron Kirman, president of Aaroe Estates, the luxury property division of John Aaroe Group.
The 7,010-square-foot home, located on a rare 1.2-acre lot in the Beverly Hills flats, features five bedrooms; six full baths and three half-baths; a tennis court; pool; two kitchens; wine room; and fireplaces in the living area and master bedroom. Natural rock surfaces, a shoji screen in the living area, and other elements reflect a touch of Asian sensibilities. The meticulously restored estate features an open aesthetic that has been featured in advertisements for luxury autos, designer fashions and other upscale consumer goods.
Archibald Quincy Jones, FAIA (1913-1979) is best known for his grand homes designed for the area’s cultural elite, including Walter Annenberg’s 650-acre Rancho Mirage, Calif. estate and the Holmby Hills estate commissioned by art collectors Sidney and Frances Brody. However, he also designed hundreds of churches, university buildings, libraries and offices, and thousands of affordable houses that broke out of the postwar tract-house mold with attractive structures and intelligent planning.
A pioneer of green design, Jones added park-like public settings to his housing developments, which became models for greenbelts in urban areas across the country. His work was the subject of a major exhibit this year at the Hammer Museum in Los Angeles, which offered a retrospective of his groundbreaking designs and his philosophy of designing a home from the inside out.
Jones, who taught architecture and fine arts at the University of Southern California, influenced a generation of architects with his use of natural lighting, angled walls, post-and-beam construction, and efficient spaces. The home reflects his sensitive site design, which creates privacy and melds interior spaces with the expansive outdoor areas. His use of glass, concrete and natural wood adds a distinctive, informal feel to the home. To see the online listing, go to http://www.1010northrexforddrive.com.
“This iconic estate reflects the best of A. Quincy Jones’ design,” Mr. Kirman said. “The open plan, abundant natural light, expansive interior and terrazzo flooring all reflect the precise details that make his homes so striking and livable. The estate’s single-level design and updated kitchens lend themselves to indoor and outdoor entertaining. Its location on an unusually large street-to-street lot also offers the opportunity for an expanded design to reflect a new owner’s taste and imagination.”
Mr. Kirman is renowned for his representation of some of the country’s most significant estate and architectural properties, including residences by Koenig, Shindler, Lautner, and the only Neimeyer in North America. Mr. Kirman has represented such unique southern California estates as Frank Lloyd Wright’s Ennis House, Richard Neutra’s Kaufmann Residence, and Paul Williams’ Lions Gate.
During his career, Mr. Kirman has sold more than $1 billion of residential real estate to a group of select clients including A-List celebrities, heads of industry, foreign investors and royalty. While he specializes in exclusive properties from Beverly Hills to Malibu, he has represented buyers and sellers worldwide.
The Aaroe Estates division is currently marketing nearly half a billion dollars’ worth of high-end properties in Los Angeles, New York and abroad.
About John Aaroe Group
John Aaroe Group is a leading real estate brokerage specializing in high-end property in the greater Los Angeles area. The company has represented some of the region’s most prestigious properties, and offers in-depth knowledge through its offices in Beverly Hills, Brentwood, the Sunset Strip, Sherman Oaks, Pasadena, and downtown Los Angeles. The company also serves an international clientele through Aaroe Estates. Founded by John Aaroe in 2009, John Aaroe Group is known for its agents’ dedication to impeccable service, as well as for Mr. Aaroe’s three decades of experience representing buyers and sellers of select residences.
For more information on Aaron Kirman, please visit http://www.aaronkirman.com.