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Saturday, May 7, 2011

"A tale of 2 Ficketts" or "Now You CAN Be Fickle About Fickett"

Two great Ficketts in one week?  Not far from each other either!  This property, located at 3122 Nichols Canyon Rd. in Nichols Canyon, is the 2nd offering in the past few days built in the same neighborhood in the same year by the same guy... MY fellow Trojan, Edward Fickett. The man designed over 60,000 homes, so I guess it's understandable.

Nevertheless, it is a spectacular home that has been tastefully updated and renovated, yet it seems to maintain Eddie's original intention.

The 2,510 SF house is perched on a respectable 8,400 SF lot with 4 bedrooms & 3.5 bathrooms.

There seem to be so many walls of glass that I think you are going to have to invest in some freestanding art.  There is nowhere to hang your Calder!

Per the listing: "The open living plan revolves around a dramatic glass atrium that anchors the center of the house and provides incredible light."

"Floor-to-ceiling sliders open the entire rear of the house to the pool & decks."

This is a great house for realizing your California dream.  Fickett masterfully arranges space, both indoor and out, for relaxation among simplicity.... But, you can put your racket away. This one doesn't have a cantilevered tennis court either!

Offered by Geoff Clark of Deasy Penner & Partners

The property is listed for $1,895,000

If you want to see it, shoot me an email or give me a call at: (310) 991-3808


Thursday, May 5, 2011

Nice Edward H. Fickett available in Nichols Canyon

7554 Lolina Lane in Nichols Canyon just hit the block today.  An abundance of light, an open floor-plan, canyon seclusion and a giant pool make this one worth checking out.

Built in 1959, this 3 Bedroom, 3 Bathroom home makes great use of its almost 9,000 SF lot.

Secluded and serene...  2,463 SF of living space, nestled among mature vegetation and walled for privacy, this is a great pad for someone that is looking for a hip mid-century home, with a great pedigree yet replete with modern amenities.

Once owned by Academy Award winning composer, Leigh Harline this impressive home was designed by noted architect Edward H. Fickett FAIA. Fickett is one of only a handful of architects known as, "Architect to the Stars" having designed incredible estates for many notable celebrities of the time.

He is also known as the "King of the Tennis Court," not for his ability to wield a racket, but because he was the first to design cantilevered courts. This house does NOT have one!

Fickett may have designed more than 60,000 residences and scores of commercial spaces, but this property is truly unique.

Yours for just $1,425,000

Offered by Brian Ades of Sotheby's International Realty

If you want to see it for yourself, SHOOT ME AN EMAIL or give me a call: 310.991.3808