This Edward Fickett–Designed Midcentury Makes Delightful Use of Color

On the market for $2,285,000, the modernized pad also boasts a backyard pool and guesthouse.
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This Edward Fickett–designed residence stands out from the rest with pops of sky blue, lemon yellow, and candy-apple red. Originally built in 1954, the Bel Air home is one of some 50,000 designs reportedly completed by Fickett’s L.A.–based firm throughout his career. Best known for classic post-and-beam houses, the late architect was also a prominent commercial designer with a body of work spanning U.S. Air Force and Navy bases to Dodger Stadium in L.A.

Shaded by a large pergola, the sky-blue front door stands alongside full-height, textured glass windows. Inside, the nearly 2,000-square-foot home is located in upper Bel Air, just off of Mulholland Drive. 

This particular Fickett house was recently listed for sale after a major overhaul to modernize the interior. Still intact is the home’s bright and airy layout with walls of glass, clerestory windows, and skylights to boot. The updated residence features a new galley-style kitchen, a spa-like bathroom, and smart technology throughout.

Entering the home leads to a large living room located at the back. Floor-to-ceiling windows and skylights flood the space in natural light, which is enhanced by the white interior and new French oak hardwoods.

In addition to the two-bedroom main house, the property comes with a separate, one-bedroom guesthouse and inviting backyard pool. Lush landscaping envelopes the entire structure, creating a peaceful and private retreat for new owners. Keep scrolling to see more of this property, currently listed for $2,285,000.  

An original brick fireplace divides the living and dining room from the kitchen. Contrasting with an otherwise neutral color palette, pops of blue and yellow add flair to the built-in bookcase.

Adjacent to the living area and kitchen is the formal dining space. Large windows look out onto a covered breezeway connecting the main structure to a one-bedroom guesthouse.

The galley-style kitchen was totally remodeled. With all-new cabinetry, countertops, and high-end appliances, the sleek space is ready for cooking and entertaining.

A small peninsula at one end of the kitchen connects it with a gathering area near the main entrance. Clerestory windows follow the roofline and provide additional natural light, while candy-apple red pendant lights hang overhead.

The master bedroom features large windows and direct access to the rear patio. Additional clerestory windows brighten the space.

Accompanying the master bedroom is a spa-like bathroom, complete with an egg-shaped soaking tub, floating vanity, and large steam shower.

Bedroom number two also comes with a view of the backyard pool. Louvered glass windows allow fresh air to pass through.

A look at the second bathroom, which was renovated top to bottom. The guesthouse offers a third full bathroom.

Surrounded by a large patio, the backyard pool and spa glisten in the moonlight. Dense greenery surrounds the entire property, providing privacy and shade.

2855 Moraga Drive in Los Angeles, CA, is currently listed for $2,285,000 by Mick Partridge of Hilton & Hyland.

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