The Mid-Century Edward Fickett Property in Los Angeles was initially built in 1958 and lately 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 focus to detail was given to the mid-century contemporary interiors of this historic California dream property.
Situated on a very private lot in Encino, this impressive dwelling embraces light, balance and an openness which magnificently extends to the outdoors. Complete-volume and clerestory windows, as nicely as skylights drench the interiors with sunlight. Walnut flooring is wealthy and plays each a striking contrast to the lighter decor, although tying in to the a lot of 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 looking at these interiors, the word “happy” pops into your head. Bright spaces with tonal browns, bold white and cheery yellow accents appear 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 quick stand-out, even though, is the set of chrome-steeled and marigold yellow rubber designer chairs, so sculptural and simply remarkable to appear at–I’m adding these to my private want list!
A vaulted red-cedar wood ceiling was restored and gives a vintage warmth to this lounging location, as effectively as throughout the property. A exclusive set of wall shelving types a geometric pattern and neatly displays an assortment of the owners’ white vases and collectibles. One particular of my preferred 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 further shine to this culinary zone which flows into the living room through 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, home to the numerous wild animals indigenous to the location.
The Mid-Century Edward Fickett House is a contemporary dream interpretation of an iconic residence developed by a celebrated architect, now properly-preserved with an exquisite contemporary-cool elegance.(by way of)
Photography by Jonn Coolidge.