Edward H. Fickett House

Sherman Oaks, Los Angeles, California
Experience A True Fickett Tract Home

Not just another sunny mid-century home. This one is particularly interesting because it’s a Fickett home.

Think of Edward H. Fickett as the slumbering legend of mid-century modern architecture. Ironically, this architect who became a bit of a brand name by the age of 37 and designed approximately 50,000 homes was forgotten for a period because of the sheer ubiquity of his homes in California. 

They seemed to be everywhere, and anything that’s everywhere can’t be special, right? Wrong. Fickett had made his career designing tract homes for housing estates, which explains the numbers. Back in the day, purchasing a Fickett home was a point of pride, a class above other tract homes. Tract homes were a sector often shunned by architects of his time due to the mass production cookie-cutter image it carried, but Fickett had no such hangups. 

A big believer of “ending ugliness”, he spearheaded a campaign in 1962 by the American Institute of Architects to do just that. Today, mid-century design lovers are stirring the legend that is Edward H. Fickett, and his houses are back on the radar. However, after years of being out of the limelight, many Fickett homes have been gutted and done-over to remove what was considered outdated traces.

This Fickett gem is one of the few restored carefully with the great architect in mind.

Book a stay to experience a bit of history, and enjoy it for the museum that it isn’t.

Edward H. Fickett House, Los Angeles | modern vacation rentals

The single level home offers many of Fickett's signature touches: High ceilings and light that enters through walls of glass and skylights in floods or streams, depending on the time of day. Open plan interiors and dividing slumpstone walls that don’t go up all the way are also typical Fickett, allowing for brilliant circulation and an adobe-like finish that adds texture to the composition.

The house was beautifully and respectfully updated by an Italian interior designer with colorful and classic modern furnishings and period pieces that are in harmonic response to the architecture. Paola Lenti’s curvaceous pieces were chosen for plush seating, making the interiors pop with giant knits and sumptuous colors. An Eero Saarinen Tulip table anchors the dining corner, surrounded by a host of Eames DSW chairs in citrusy tones.

Gorgeous built-in finishes and cabinetry with wood paneling accents beautifully with the brick fireplace which is a great focal point of the home. Only non-toxic, eco-friendly materials were used in the restoration.

There's a fully equipped kitchen and a dining area, and three double bedrooms. 

The completely private outdoor spaces include a pool area and a separate yard to soak in the great Cali weather and the fabulous views of the Valley.


THE SO CAL BURBS

Famous as a sheltered 'burb of LA, Sherman Oaks straddles the San Fernando valley side of the mountain that divides the metro area, and is a quiet, extremely peaceful neighborhood within reach of the best of both sides. The Ventura strip is nearby and hosts plenty of excellent eateries and bars, gourmet shops and boutiques.  Nearby to the intersection of the 101 and 405 freeways and Mulholland Drive, it's a nice neighborhood to enjoy suburbia with a quick hop over the hill to the best of the rest of Los Angeles. 

Depending on traffic of course, you are within a half hour drive to all of the action on the Sunset strip, Hollywood, Beverly Hills and the west side for the best dining, shopping and nightlife. Further east is the resurrected and thriving downtown district and a half hour west is the coastal area beaches of Santa Monica, Venice, Malibu and the Santa Monica mountains for the best of LA's outdoor recreation.

 

LOCATION

Sherman Oaks, Los Angeles, California. Nearest Airport: Los Angeles International (16 miles) 

 

BEST TIME TO VISIT: Year round 

 
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Edward H. Fickett House
Sherman Oaks, Los Angeles, California
Edward H. Fickett House
Sherman Oaks, Los Angeles, California
Edward H. Fickett House, Los Angeles | modern vacation rentals
Edward H. Fickett House, Los Angeles | modern vacation rentals
Edward H. Fickett House, Los Angeles | modern vacation rentals
Edward H. Fickett House, Los Angeles | modern vacation rentals
Edward H. Fickett House, Los Angeles | modern vacation rentals
Edward H. Fickett House, Los Angeles | modern vacation rentals
Edward H. Fickett House, Los Angeles | modern vacation rentals
Edward H. Fickett House, Los Angeles | modern vacation rentals
Edward H. Fickett House, Los Angeles | modern vacation rentals
Edward H. Fickett House, Los Angeles | modern vacation rentals
Edward H. Fickett House, Los Angeles | modern vacation rentals
Edward H. Fickett House, Los Angeles | modern vacation rentals
Edward H. Fickett House, Los Angeles | modern vacation rentals
Edward H. Fickett House, Los Angeles | modern vacation rentals
Edward H. Fickett House, Los Angeles | modern vacation rentals
Edward H. Fickett House, Los Angeles | modern vacation rentals
Edward H. Fickett House, Los Angeles | modern vacation rentals
Edward H. Fickett House, Los Angeles | modern vacation rentals
Edward H. Fickett House, Los Angeles | modern vacation rentals
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Edward H. Fickett House
Sherman Oaks, Los Angeles, California
A Gem From A Slumbering Legend

Nestled into the leafy San Fernando Valley suburb of Sherman Oaks, this modern vacation rental in Los Angeles is one of thousands developed by mid-century architect Edward Fickett that were part of an expansive legacy in how Los Angeles sprawl would come to define an era.


Tract homes have that unmistakable, sunny SoCal aesthetic but tended to be a workman-like answer to a burgeoning population. But not Fickett's.

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Overview Fully equipped
Kitchen Fully equipped
Pool Yes
Internet Wifi throughout
Bedrooms 3
Bed Type 1 King, 2 Queen
Kitchen Fully equipped
Bathrooms 2
Accommodates 6
Kid-Friendly
Pets-Friendly No pets allowed
Family/Kid Friendly
Min. Stay 2 nights
Check-In 2:00 PM
Check-Out 11:00 AM
Cleaning $400
Tax 14.00 % for total rate
Sec. Deposit $2000
Sec. Deposit Due Deposit required at check-in with cash
Cancellation Policy Moderate
Guest will receive a full refund if booking is cancelled at least 30 days before the start of the stay. If the guest cancels 14-30 days before the start of the stay, they will receive a 50% refund. If they cancel within 14 days of the start of the stay, no refund will be given. BoutiqueHomes Service Fee is non refundable.
Notes Security deposit: You may be charged up to $1500 if you damage the home

No Smoking. No Parties or Events. Different rates and policies for film and photo shoots.  

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