A Pasadena, California, home designed by modernist architect A. Quincy Jones hit the market this week for $6.8 million.
Acute angles and walls of glass are the hallmarks of the “iconic piece of post-mid-century modernism,” according to agents Tim Durkovic and Greg Holcomb of Douglas Elliman. They share the listing with Gus Ruelas of The Agency.
The 1973 home sits on more than an acre of land, and offers views of its gardens, as well as the San Gabriel Mountains and the Rose Bowl. The 7,141-square-foot home was “literally built for entertaining,” and offers wide-open spaces to do just that.
“It was constructed by a family expressly for holding events and housing guests, so it is built to impress,” Mr. Durkovic and Mr. Holcomb said in a statement. “Wherever you look, there is a unique and stunning vision with architectural angles and views in every direction. As the sun moves throughout the day, the scenery shifts its shades and colors, so you are in an ever-changing environment.”
The three-bedroom, three-bathroom house has a large living room with a central gas fireplace and soaring ceilings, as well as several smaller reception areas, including a dining area with a wet bar. A private interior courtyard lets in even more light, and there are several water features surrounding the residence.
Bedrooms feature oversize windows overlooking the city, with private outdoor space. A wraparound deck leads from one bedroom to another via a rock garden, listing photos show.
Jones was an active architect in the Los Angeles area from 1937 until his death in 1979 at age 66. A former dean at the School of Architecture and Fine Arts at the University of Southern California, he created more than 5,000 buildings in his lifetime, according to the Hammer Museum at the University of California, Los Angeles, which hosted a retrospective of his work in 2013.
“Known by architects for designing from the inside out, Jones’s homes and buildings are celebrated for expansive interior spaces, thoughtful and efficient building layouts, and a reverence for the outdoors, which still resonates in contemporary design today,” according to the museum.
The property is currently owned by Harvey Mudd College, part of the Claremont Colleges. Mansion Global could not determine how much it last traded for or when.