The Groovy Party House by A. Quincy Jones is still available at a reduced price
It has been more than two years since this eye-catching residence first appeared in the Linda Vista neighborhood of Pasadena with a price tag of $12.5 million, and now it is once again on the market with a price tag of $6.8 million. This time, the interiors have been staged, there have been some design upgrades, updated listing photos have been updated, there is a new agent and the asking price has been significantly reduced.
Adelaide and Alexander Hixon were philanthropists and used the property, which was built in 1973 and designed by noted architect A. Quincy Jones, as a venue for hosting fundraisers and parties for their charities.
The heiress to an Iowa lumber fortune, Adelaide, died at the age of 101 in 2019, and as a result gave this building on that same four-lot compound to Harvey Mudd College, where she had previously helped establish the Hixon Center for Climate and the Environment in her husband's name. The couple's longtime home next door was passed down to Harvey Mudd College along with this building.
The adjacent house was designed by Jones, although the main house was designed by Thornton Ladd, and all of the proceeds of the sale naturally went to the Claremont-based institution. There is still an opportunity to purchase the adjacent house designed by Jones.
According to Rich Report, this two-story, glass and metal, glass and metal home has three bedrooms and five bathrooms, and can be accessed through a long tree-lined driveway that leads to the home. It is situated just outside of the picturesque Arroyo Seco, occupying just over 7,100 square feet of land.
In addition to its eye-catching angular exterior and circular motorcourt boosted by an enchanting bonsai tree, the grounds boast numerous courtyards and atriums surrounded by gardens and a cascading waterfall, and is surrounded by a lush garden and cascading waterfall within the grounds.
This building boasts sweeping views of the Rose Bowl, the San Gabriel Valley, downtown Los Angeles, and the Pacific Ocean beyond, as well as an atrium and a koi pond. This luxury residence also boasts a double-height living room that is highlighted by a floor-to-ceiling metal fireplace, a kitchen equipped with a commercial refrigerator and an eat-in island, as well as an adjacent breakfast nook.
As well as the spacious living area, there is a mezzanine floor that is filled with natural light, which hosts the bedrooms, a fireside family room, and a large dining and living area that is equipped with a wet bar.
It is listed by Gus Ruelas of The Agency and Tim Durkovic of Douglas Elliman Real Estate with Gus Ruelas acting as the listing agent.