A 1958 Edward Fickett House Retains Its Aura

Los Angeles Times Home & Garden 08.02.08

atla-080208-fickett01.jpgToday's Los Angeles Times Home and Garden feature story is a house the was originally featured in the LA Times fifty years ago! The article documented the entire process -- from planning to construction and decorating (by Arthur Elrod) -- of creating a home that was modern, stylish and affordable, a topic that's at the core of AT's philosophy. The house, with its indoor-outdoor plan and post-and-beam ceiling, has new owners but it still retains its California cool. Filled with an art and furniture collection that's at once retro yet contemporary, it's easy to imagine it as favorite house tour here on AT. More pics after the jump...


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From the tree growing towards the skylights in the living room to the kidney shaped pool that's the focus of the backyard to the strong sense of privacy, this is mid-century at its post modern best and the new owners, Warner Walcott and Jonn Coolidge, have done very little to change it. Most of their restoration has been decorative. Walcott captures it perfectly when he says, "He [Fickett] was a visionary who built comfortable, beautiful houses that were as perfect then as they are now." Click here to read the rest of the story and find out more details. Don't forget to check out the rest of the pics in the slideshow too.

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[Images by Jonn Coolidge]

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