Got a Spare $1.9 Million? You Could Buy The Friedman House

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You just know someone with a disposable income is going to grab this beauty. Designed by A. Quincy Jones, this 1950s Los Angeles home is on the market again. This time around, it’s had a complete makeover.

There is plenty to love about this renovated house, which originally sold a few years ago for $1.25 million. It was built in 1950, and was listed in 2010 by the original owners, who’d left it untouched for 60 years. It sports four bedrooms, three bathrooms, an office, and a studio with a separate entrance.

Let’s take a look at the differences from then and now…

The Friedman - Original

The facade from the original listing.

The Friedman - Today

The facade today.

The Living Room Then

The Living Room Then

The Living Room Now

The Living Room Now

The Kitchen Then

The Kitchen Then

The Kitchen Now

The Kitchen Now

It’s great to see the new designer didn’t totally tech-out this house. It is still very much a “time capsule”. And while I simply adore the new outside, I cannot decide which interior style I prefer.

You can see more details and pictures of the before and after. See the original listing (the untouched home) here. Then see the new listing, which has many more eye-popping photos.

Which design is your favorite? More importantly, if you had the cash would you buy this house?

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Last updated: Jan 12, 2014
Filed under: Retro Design Tagged with: 1950s design, architecture, renovation