This Brentwood canyon community started with cooperative aspirations. An original vision wherein residents would share a bus to work was never realized. This was not the only glitch in the cooperative design. Only 160 of the 500 homes in the original plan were built. 60 homes were destroyed by wildfire in 1991. Several homes have been lost to alterations.
Personally, if I lived in an A. Quincy Jones house, I would want to make sure it stayed the way he intended. It turns out I’m not alone in my sentiment. Residents banded together and got 17 of the 33 remaining homes to be designated as historic-cultural monuments. Even if you’re not into modern architecture, the views from Crestwood Hills is still worth the trip.
For more info on the Mutual Housing Association, check here: http://crestwoodla.com/
Posted on January 1, 2013, in Brentwood and tagged A. Quincy Jones, Brentwood, Brentwood Hills, Cooperative Housing, Crestwood Hills, Historic Cultural Monuments, Historic Cultural Monuments in Brentwood, Kenter Canyon, Kenter Canyon Cooperative Community, Modern Architecture, Mutual Housing Association. Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.