A Midcentury Stunner in Los Angeles Lists for $2M

Designed by Edward Fickett and restored by Philip Overbaugh, this 1957 residence freely flows from inside to out.

Property Details: 

Location: 31 Silver Spring Drive, Rolling Hills Estates,  California 90274

Price: $1,995,000

Architect: Edward Fickett, A.I.A.

Year built: 1957

Footprint: 1,979 square feet (three bedrooms, two baths)

From the agent: "In the early stages of the Rollingwood Development, this Model E midcentury was one of the most luxurious designs one could choose from to build their dream home. Designed specifically for entertaining, 31 Silver Spring has been masterfully restored by the current owners in collaboration with architect Philip Overbaugh to compliment the original Edward Fickett vision.  A bespoke restoration in one of the rarest pockets of Palos Verdes, now ready for its next transfer of legacy."

The home is set on a lush, landscaped site in Rolling Hills Estates, a community located on the northern side of the Palos Verdes Peninsula.  

The two-car garage features a bonus room with air-conditioning—perfect for an office or playroom—and a charging port for an electric vehicle on the exterior. A footpath leads to the front entry. 

The home is laid out on a single story, and numerous sliding doors lead out to the manicured backyard.

"Tongue-and-groove ceilings, restored wooden floors and custom walnut cabinetry were carefully chosen to ensure that the home retained its original midcentury glory," states the listing.

A landline phone with rotary dial can be found in the kitchen, which is lit by pendant and recessed lighting.

Stainless-steel appliances, custom cabinetry, and white laminate countertops round out the kitchen. 

"Entirely overhauled in 2016, the home comes with all-new systems, central HVAC with a Nest thermostat, new Jeld-Wen wood frame double-insulated windows, Western Window Systems sliding glass doors, a built-in 5.1 surround sound system in the large family room, an all-new GAF Timberline roof, and more."

"An incredibly bright living room with vaulted ceilings, a floor-to-ceiling chimney, and an open dining area benefit from rare 180-degree coastal views of the South Bay and beyond," states the listing.

The primary bedroom has long horizontal windows and a tall vertical window for plenty of sunlight. 

Generous closets accessed via wide sliding doors provide plenty of storage space.

The amply sized secondary bedroom is encircled by windows, with access to great natural light. 

The primary bathroom hosts a double vanity with a long, horizontal mirror, and a walk-in shower. 

Although fully open, the family room is separated from other entertaining areas to provide a sense of intimacy. 

The family room, just off of the kitchen, features floor-to-ceiling sliding doors to the patio and sweeping views of the South Bay. 

The long backyard hosts a patio with raised gardening beds.

The lush backyard features flowers, cacti, trees, and shrubbery.

"The large backyard with carefully designed, drought-tolerant landscaping around the perimeters, allows for plenty of play space and outdoor get-togethers with friends and family," states the listing.

Enjoy lounging on warm nights with amazing views of the city.


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