Tuesday, November 8, 2011

Fickett Designed Laurel Canyon Home for Sale

Built in 1959, this Edward H. Fickett, FAIA designed home is a spectacular sight with beautiful light through this 4 Bedroom / 3 Bath Mid-Century Modern home located at 8626 Allenwood Road, 90046 in the beautiful Laurel Canyon area with great schools.  Currently listed on the MLS for $2,575,000.
8626 Allenwood Rd, 90046
With skylights and floor-to-ceiling windows that open to nature, how can you pass up the opportunity to live in this architectural home situated with the quietness of the hills.  The extraordinary layout and open living space lends itself to entertaining.  With approximately 3,000sf of interior living space consisting of two sleeping wings, two living areas, dining and kitchen area, you will find the house to provide great flow and most areas featuring the backyard view.
You immediately sense the open and airy feeling this house provides once through the front door.
The spacious dining area is perfect for entertaining family and friends.  I always appreciate the Fickett features the architect was known for including the window and door treatments with black surrounds.  It makes the glass panels accentuate the outdoors by being framed in black.  It gives the windows and doors some pop.  
I've never been a big fan of kitchens that have appliances in corners.  I always believe the area of the kitchen is better served with some breathing room around an appliance.  Other than that, I really like this kitchen as it is surrounded by walls of windows on three sides. The kitchen is positioned centrally within the floor plan.  (I would still be curious to see the original plans so I could see the architect's layout of the kitchen.) 
The dining area could easily accommodate a 10-12 sit-down dining situation with beautiful high ceilings and walls of glass to accentuate the sleek and sexy nature of this home.
The Family Room is opposite the dining area and features the second of two wood-burning fireplaces. Just look at the living room window below.  That's one heck of a glass panel.
So many beautiful features are shown in this house with beautiful hardwood flooring, stone and other finishes that complete this contemporary living space ideal for a family.

Enjoy bedrooms with walls of glass that lead to the pool area and backyard.  Plenty of closet space is provided for those large wardrobes and shoe collections. 
This home shares a driveway, so be forewarned if this would be an issue.  Very private.

If you would like to see the home and would like to request a showing, please contact me at 213-305-8537.  The last time we saw this home on market was in 2009 where it sold for $1,800,000.

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Listing Courtesy of Richard Ehrlich, WEA.  Photos MLS.

Steve Ward
Realtor®, SFR®
Mid-Century Modern Architecture Specialist
Preservation Advocate & Historian
213.305.8537 direct 

Keller Williams Realty - Los Feliz
DRE Lic #01871422

MODCOM - LA Conservancy Modern Committee

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