A. Quincy Jones builds a house for Gary Cooper…

Annex - Cooper, Gary (Fountainhead, The)_06

Yes, that tall Montanan played an architect in one of the most humorless bombastic pieces of drivel ever put on the screen—and by that I mean “The Fountainhead”—but he knew where to go when he wanted to find a real architect and build a home for his family just north of Sunset. Jones was responsible for building some of the most comfortable mid-century homes in the State, he did it with an eye for light, community, and a deft assessment of geography and topography. He and his partner, Frederick E. Emmons, designed this 6,000-square-foot masterpiece for the Coopers in 1953.



    • It’s lovely and warm, a hard thing to pull of in a space that size! There was a A. Quincy Jones house for sale a few blocks from me about two years ago, 1,600 square feet, and I was really tempted to sell the home I’ve been in for 20 years…

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