The Jones House & Studio #1, 1938
Shortly after graduating from architecture school at the University of Washington, Jones brought fellow architecture student Ruth Schneider down to Los Angeles where they were married a year later. While still apprenticing with architect Burton A. Schutt they designed and built their first house, a duplex set carefully within the native chaparral high on the western slope of Laurel Canyon. Reflecting the philosophy and many of the design ideas Jones would continue to develop throughout his career, the building is iconic. It is flexible as well: after the War Jones converted the buildings to a single family residence using half as his office and design studio. While converted back to two residences today, with soaring open plan living spaces above and bedrooms and baths below the building lends itself to creative use. Built across two lots, the property is being sold with an extra parcel ideal for future development. Property includes 2 bedrooms, 2 baths, double open plan living areas, a two car carport, and additional off street parking.