California Modernist Pool Home in Van Nuys Designed by Edward A. Fickett |

This stunning mid-century pool home was designed by genius architect Edward A. Fickett, FAIA, in 1950. One of the pioneers of California’s mid-century modern movement, Fickett was known for his philosophy that emphasized merging indoor and outdoor spaces, which is exemplified by his famous quote: “I think the biggest mistake is when a house doesn’t relate to the outside. It should be part of the world around it.”

13956 Hartland St.
Van Nuys, CA 91405

$899,000 | 3 Beds | 2 Baths | 1,550 Sq. Ft. | Price/Sq.Ft. $580 | 7,702 Sq. Ft. Lot | Built in 1950

This beautiful home is sited on an oversized 7,700 square foot lot and the home itself perfectly utilizes the wonderful outdoor space. The lush and private backyard is viewed from nearly every room by floor-to-ceiling walls of glass. Imagine fun pool parties with multiple areas to enjoy including an expansive covered patio for both lounging and dining.

The entire main living area is open with great natural light.

The dining room features a stylish fireplace and walls of glass with views to the sparkling pool.

While the home has been brilliantly updated, many original features remain including the gorgeous wood beamed ceilings as well as several built-ins including bookshelves

The cook’s kitchen is nearly brand new with loveley matte white and gold Cafe appliances, and quartz counters. There’s also a beautiful custom french casement window that opens fully to serve as a bar for your friends to hop out of the pool and grab a drink at the window, without tracking water through the house. The spacious kitchen extends to a warm wood bar island with storage and space for your friends and family to chat while you whip up delicious meals.

All three bedrooms are located in their own private wing. The sumptuous primary suite has a coved ceiling and its own entry, plus beautiful backyard views.

The second bedroom has wonderful light and ample closet space.

While the third bedroom has more than enough for both a comfortable bed and a large desk, perfect for working from home.

The home’s full bathroom has excellent appeal with a classic white subway tile backsplash throughout, plus open shelving, and gold vintage fixtures. An additional powder room is adjacent to the main living room, perfect for guests.

The home’s attached garage could potentially become an ADU or a second primary suite. If converted, the garage would add an additional 285 square feet of living space.

The backyard is absolutely amazing, with both its glistening pool and its large grassy lawn, all completely hidden from neighbors by tall trees and shrubs.

Valuable upgrades such as central heating and air conditioning and fully paid-off solar panels complete this absolutely charming mid-century home.


And the location is simply wonderful. You may think of Van Nuys as a sleepy suburb, but it’s only just across the street from Valley Glen and mere minutes from Sherman Oaks or to Ventura Boulevard in Studio City, where you can find all your favorite cafes, restaurants, and shops. It’s not every day an updated home designed by master architect Edward Fickett hits the market, and it’s even rarer at this incredible price point.

I would love to give you a tour of 13956 Hartland St. in Van Nuys. Call me today at (323) 697-3040 or email me at jacqueline.tager@sothebyshomes.com.

Listing provided courtesy of Samira Tapia, Compass.

Jacqueline Tager | DRE# 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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