A Rock Star’s L.A. Compound With a Geodesic Dome Just Listed For $1.7M
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A Rock Star’s L.A. Compound With a Geodesic Dome Just Listed For $1.7M

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By Jennifer Baum Lagdameo
Guitarist Nicky Panicci’s hillside home in Eagle Rock is truly one-of-a-kind—and it comes with its very own geodesic dome.

When guitarist Nicky Panicci first spotted this geodesic dome, he was sitting on the deck of his former home, an Eagle Rock A-frame. A year later, he purchased the dome and the adjacent main house which make up a two-building hillside compound. Panicci, who has a history of renovating homes, spent the next few years updating the property with his signature "bohemian meets midcentury" touch. 

The compound consists of a main house and a geodesic dome built in the 1980s. 

The compound consists of a main house and a geodesic dome built in the 1980s. 

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Set on a half-acre lot, the main home was originally built in 1922 as a single-story dwelling, and it's been expanded over the years with subsequent renovations. The geodesic dome which originally caught Panicci's eye was built at the top of the lot in the early 1980s.

The iconoclastic musician chose to live in the dome and use the main home as a guesthouse. The main house features three bedrooms, two baths, two separate living areas, plus a bonus room with its own private entrance. The property also includes two fountains, three decks, a lava rock waterfall, and a lofty circular meditation deck. The entire property is currently on the market for $1,699,000.

The main house is bright and airy and features an open floor plan. 

The main house is bright and airy and features an open floor plan. 

The living/dining room shows off Pannici's bohemian/midcentury modern vibe.

The living/dining room shows off Pannici's bohemian/midcentury modern vibe.

Warm wood cabinetry lines the kitchen. 

Warm wood cabinetry lines the kitchen. 

One of the bedrooms opens directly to the outdoors. 

One of the bedrooms opens directly to the outdoors. 

Exposed beams throughout the house echo the hardwood floors.

Exposed beams throughout the house echo the hardwood floors.

Perched on the hillside overlooking the main home, the geodesic dome offers stellar panoramic views that stretch all the way out to the San Gabriel Mountain range.

Perched on the hillside overlooking the main home, the geodesic dome offers stellar panoramic views that stretch all the way out to the San Gabriel Mountain range.

The lofty dome has a great room with a kitchen, dining, and living space. 

The lofty dome has a great room with a kitchen, dining, and living space. 

The geometric room is punctuated with windows and pentagon-shaped skylights.

The geometric room is punctuated with windows and pentagon-shaped skylights.

A bright orange stove keeps the interior toasty.

A bright orange stove keeps the interior toasty.

A winding staircase leads down to a bedroom, bathroom, and walk-in closet.  

A winding staircase leads down to a bedroom, bathroom, and walk-in closet.  

In addition to his successful musical career, Panicci is also known for his collection of rare clothing steeped in rock and roll history.

In addition to his successful musical career, Panicci is also known for his collection of rare clothing steeped in rock and roll history.

1371 North Avenue is now being listed for $1,699,000 by Megan Wilson and Brad Holmes, both with Brad Holmes Group at Compass Realty.

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