This 1956 mid-century modern, designed by master architect Edward H. Fickett, F.A.I.A., still feels fresh and new with it's effect on the soul immediately once through the front door, as you walk into the post-and-beam design and notice the soaring ceilings and you take a breath to relax. All is good. This award-winning design (National Association of Home Builders,1954) was selected on the merits of it's living space and planning allowing for a central focal point: the fireplace. If you do a 360 from this vantage point, you will be able to see out into nature.
The Jack-n-Jill bedrooms divided by an accordion door allows for a flex-space for all needs. The features a partial wall made of slump brick with glass slotted into the brick allowing residual light transference between office and living area. This partial wall wraps around the office and continues through the interior and through the exterior wall of glass providing a continuous flow out into nature. Thus, creating defined space, but also allowing flow through the use of material to provide a comfortable outdoor seating nook with a bubbling fountain by your side. California resources, such as, redwood, glass, and slump brick were used to create an affordable, yet distinguished celebration to the working-class family.
which were soaring ceilings, private garden retreats are featured with this post-and-beam gem with walls made from slump stone bricks to nestle you into nature.
The seamless 1957 family room addition has since been transformed into a calming master en-suite including built-in cabinetry, wood-burning fireplace, direct access to the pool area and a luxe spa-like bathroom with adjoining walk-in closet.
The simple use of board and baton on the exterior creates texture and pattern through repetition.
without overwhelming you
After years of research and dedication to the work by Fickett, when I receive a Fickett listing, it makes me feel as if it were my very first listing, as the excitement level is equal. I continue to marvel at the architect's incredible constitution for excellence in design
and his participation with fellow colleagues to tour universities across the country introducing young students to the philosophies of modern design. Not only paramount to his personal work, but his rally close colleagues and friends R. Neutra, A.Q. Jones, W. Killingsworth and other A.I.A. architects from the Southern Californian Chapter. Fickett is accredited to over 60,000 homes built in the United States. To know the work by Fickett is to love Fickett. There has never been a home I didn't instantly feel comfortable walking through the front door of his homes. His work elevates the spirit and soul.
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This home design for the nuclear family of the 50's was perfect in terms of the perfect open plan featuring a central fireplace. with the house originally divided into a sleeping and living wings to allow separation. featuring the living area with open plan and the sleeping quarters set off from the hustle of day-to-day. The central hallway with skylights above allow for light to penetrate into the home, even at the center of the house. This feature was also one of the reasons it became an award winner by the NAHB. Fickett's fenestration was always well thought out, as he typically would use walls of plate glass, skylights above, clerestory windows with their tilt, jalousie windows louvered.
The seamless 1957 family room addition with shed roof, keeps the flow of the original design of the home. has since been transformed into a calming master en-suite including built-in cabinetry, wood-burning fireplace, direct access to the pool area and a luxe spa-like bathroom with adjoining walk-in closet.