Elaine K. Sewell Jones Garden

Los Angeles, California

The residence of Quincy Jones, one of the foremost architects in Southern California during the 1950s and 60s, was called “the Barn” because of its immense, high living room space. This project, undertaken by his wife, transformed the paved motor court into a courtyard garden which provides a private space surrounded on two sides by the house and sheltered from the street by garden walls. Use of simple forms and natural materials is a reflection of traditional Japanese architecture in Quincy Jones’s work.