The Mid-Century Edward Fickett Property in Los Angeles was initially built in 1958 and not too long ago renovated by owner John Coolidge, a renowned photographer and designer by trade. This is the second residence by this legendary architect which Coolidge has owned. As such, meticulous consideration to detail was offered to the mid-century contemporary interiors of this historic California dream property.
Situated on a really private lot in Encino, this impressive dwelling embraces light, balance and an openness which magnificently extends to the outdoors. Full-volume and clerestory windows, as well as skylights drench the interiors with sunlight. Walnut flooring is wealthy and plays both a striking contrast to the lighter decor, whilst tying in to the several mid-century wood furnishings filling the spaces. Abstract minimalist art and designer pieces from the 40s to the 70s fill the rooms, which portray a sophisticated, retro vibe.
When seeking at these interiors, the word “happy” pops into your head. Vibrant spaces with tonal browns, bold white and cheery yellow accents seem in the modernist setting. The living room is so inviting with a plush velvet, tufted Italian sofa which just begs to be relaxed upon. An instant stand-out, even though, is the set of chrome-steeled and marigold yellow rubber designer chairs, so sculptural and merely remarkable to look at–I’m adding these to my personal wish list!
A vaulted red-cedar wood ceiling was restored and delivers a vintage warmth to this lounging location, as nicely as all through the residence. A special set of wall shelving forms a geometric pattern and neatly displays an assortment of the owners’ white vases and collectibles. 1 of my favorite characteristics is the tree planter, built into the floor in the hallway and such a fresh, unexpected element.
The all-white kitchen was updated, believed the original layout was retained. Glossed cabinetry and stainless appliances add a additional shine to this culinary zone which flows into the living space via a voluminous, open threshold.
Connecting the inside with out, are sets of glass doors which open to the restored kidney-shaped swimming pool sitting in the backyard, which is lush and nestles into the rugged hillside, property to the various wild animals indigenous to the region.
The Mid-Century Edward Fickett House is a modern dream interpretation of an iconic residence developed by a celebrated architect, now well-preserved with an exquisite contemporary-cool elegance.(through)
Photography by Jonn Coolidge.