A Breezy Midcentury Renovation in the Hollywood Hills

A Breezy Midcentury Renovation in the Hollywood Hills

By Sarah Akkoush
For this 1957 Fickett, a closed off kitchen gets thoughtfully reimagined with the help of Dan Brunn Architecture and Bosch Home Appliances.

In Los Angeles’s Nichols Canyon, architect Dan Brunn was tasked with renovating a home rich in architectural history, but lacking in modern functionality. The post-and-beam structure, built in 1957, was the work of famed architect Edward Fickett, a designer of thousands of post-war modernist homes in Southern California. Fickett was a master of light, scale, and proportion, as well as a champion of cost-effective, quality building. Despite his skill and merit, he was largely underappreciated in his time.

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