Iconic Mid-Century Post & Beam by Edward H. Fickett, FAIA | 7541 Woodrow Wilson Drive

This immaculate mid-century post and beam home designed by the legendary California Modernist architect Edward H. Fickett has been completely reimagined and restored by the owners in collaboration with one of the best architects working today, Dan Brunn, in 2016. Perched at the top of Nichols Canyon on a large private lot, this iconic piece of architectural history offers contemporary comfort while remaining true to its historic roots.

7541 Woodrow Wilson Drive
Los Angeles, CA 90046

$3,495,000 | 3 Beds | 2.25 Baths | 2,062 Sq. Ft. | Price/Sq.Ft. $1,695 | 7,534 Sq. Ft. Lot | Built in 1957

One of California’s great modernist architects, Fickett attended Art Center College of Design from 1937 to 1940. He worked as a draftsman under the trailblazing architect Paul Williams. Then, in August 1942, Fickett served in the United States Navy Civil Engineer Corps. In 1946, Fickett left the Navy as a lieutenant commander. After World War II, Fickett returned to architecture and founded his own firm in 1948. He was admitted to corporate membership in the American Institute of Architects (AIA) on April 7, 1950. Shortly thereafter, he formulated and participated in the AIA’s “University Lecture Series” bringing along colleagues, A. Quincy Jones, Rudolph Schindler and Richard Neutra.

Fickett designed more than 60,000 post-war homes, along the way pioneering and promoting many of the concepts now seen as synonymous with California Modernism. Better Homes and Gardens declared Fickett, “The Frank LLoyd Wright of the 1950s.” A proponent of pre-fabricated design and affordable housing, Fickett is perhaps most regarded for those 60,000 homes known today as “Fickett Houses.” He was also known as the “Architect to the Stars,” having designed magnificent estates for Hollywood’s best and brightest.

The 2016 remodel added giant wall-to-wall glass sliders, dozens of new skylights and clerestory windows, and gorgeous oak flooring. The main living space showcases Fickett’s iconic post and beam design with a central, seemingly floating fireplace.

The sleek cook’s kitchen is perfect for entertaining and offers plenty of storage and counter space, a six burner stove, and eat-in dining.

The home has several alcoves for lounging or cozy workplaces that leads to the rejuvenating outdoors.

The incredible amount of skylights and clerestory windows bathe the home in natural light.

The home has three bedrooms and three bathrooms, including this primary suite with en suite bath and easy backyard pool access.

The en suite bath is sharp, simple, and refined.

The second bedroom has unique built-ins, closet space, and outdoor access through another pair of sliders.

The second and third baths have floating vanities and sophisticated fixtures and hardware.

The third bedroom is currently being used as an ideal work from home space.

The garage has been updated to allow for a home gym, bonus living space, or storage.

The backyard is a dreamy and private oasis with lush mature landscaping, sublime views, and multiple areas to relax or entertain.

Not to mention a sparkling pool with a rare shape, great for swimming laps or enjoying a warm summer day without a care in the world.

7541 Woodrow Wilson Drive in Nichols Canyon has easy access to Hollywood, the valley, studios, hiking and more but feels a world away. This a true turnkey property and one Edward H. Fickett’s everlasting and greatest examples of California Modernism.

I would love to give you a private tour of 7541 Woodrow Wilson Drive in Nichols Canyon. Call me today at (323) 697-3040 or email me at jacqueline.tager@sothebyshomes.com.

Listing provided courtesy of Mary Regal and Robert Kallick, Compass.

Jacqueline Tager | CalBre#: 1476997
jacqueline.tager@sothebyshomes.com | (323) 697-3040
Sotheby’s International Realty – Los Feliz Brokerage
1801 N Hillhurst Avenue Los Angeles, CA 90027

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