The Jacobson Residence
By Edward Fickett, FAIA
4520 Dundee Drive
Los Angeles, CA 90027
3 Bed + 4 Bath
Current Listing Price: $3,400,000
For more info, contact:
Ed Faktorovich – 323.270.9303 / Ed@figure8re.kinsta.com
Introducing The Jacobson Residence by Edward Fickett, FAIA, an exquisite new listing that proves that Mid-Century Modernism never goes out of style. But enough chit chat — ONTO THE PICS!
Ok, so it’s not a pic of the house, but it’s still seriously impressive. Not only is Fickett’s Jacobson Residence LA Historical Monument No. 674 but it also has the distinction of being the first contemporary structure to receive Landmark status by the City of Los Angeles…ever. THAT’S REALLY HUGE!
Anywho, let’s get to the meat-and-potatoes of this structure–THE HOUSE ITSELF!
So this House is Pretty Fantastic. First off: LOCATION. The Jacobson Residence is right smack dab in the middle of Dundee Drive; it’s one of those legendary neighborhood streets in the Hollywood Hills that’s coveted for its perfect combo of great views and liveability, i.e. you’re right above Los Feliz with epic views and you’re basically waking up and winning at life. Moving on…
…to the structure: built in 1966, the house’s original post-and-beam structure has been impecabbly maintained. (The House is a Historical Monument, so it’s in pretty great shape). Post and Beam was Fickett’s preferred method of construction because it allowed him to play up his signature “walls of windows”–a design detail that he pioneered and which became synonymous with the goals of the Modernist aesthetic that sought to make homes a seamless part of their surroundings and, to quote Fickett, “bring the outside in”. In any case, it looks GREAT!
Using fewer, sturdier wood beams than traditional construction, Fickett’s post-and-beam designs create more open space within the home as well. The result is evident in the above pic from the entryway: you can see outward to the hollywood landscape from nearly every angle of every room. The views are further augmented with skylights that flood the house with soft, natural light — kinda stunning, right?
As a bonus, the exposed beam construction of the house makes the ceiling a design element in and of itself. The luxury grade California oak wood floors aren’t a bad touch either.
There are a lot of design elements going on in this living room, but it still feels simple.
And check out all that deck space with crazy nice views of LA! Yeah, we could get used to this.
Fickett favored wall-partitions over traditional room delineations and custom designed most of the light fixtures himself.
Clean lines and a consistent aesthetic = Easy, Breezy living at it finest.
Tastefully maintained walnut wood-paneling, clerestory windows, and an internal atrium system cleverly angled to let in just the right amount of light are prime Fickett signatures. Also…a second custom built fireplace?! Cha-ching!
In fact, the whole structure is angled to create a tranquil, liveable environment filled with soft, natural light.
Great versatile room. It’s easy to envision a seamless transition between packed parties, intimate gatherings, and quiet evenings at home.
Just the right amount of sixties vibe…
It’s not all Mid-Century though. The kitchen has been updated with state of the art appliances.
Full wrap-around deck, with Hollywood Hill views behind.
Clean. Simple. Perfect.
Skylights and brick interiors blur the lines between interior and exterior. And if you get hammered at the custom wet-bar, it’ll start feeling really trippy! Instant entertainment!
The downstairs ain’t so bad either. Brick interiors meet walnut paneling. Fickett, you had us at “mixed media.”
The office below, though completely private, feels open and bright due to the internal atrium. It also has it’s own deck…that looks out on a bright sparkling pool.
Yep, every room on the bottom floor has a great view of this. We dare you to try to get work done!
The Master bedroom is simple, spacious, and bright.
Wake up and go for a swim in your elegant Swimmer’s pool.
Ugh, the worst.
And the master bedroom has–you guessed it–another custom design fireplace!
Generously sized bedrooms deserve generously sized walk-in closets. It’s just common sense.
The Master bath is no joke. Custom made white tile and white marble combine for a crisp, clean look.
Fickett designed the Jacobson house as a family home. And the second bedroom is a perfect kid’s room, but also great for out-of-town guests.
Third Bedroom. Bros. Nuf said.
Spacious, clean and bright. We’re using these words a lot, but when the shoe fits…
To the left of the pool is gorgeous side yard leading to…
A private entertainment pavilion! Fickett, you thought of everything!
This fully self-contained suite has custom stone floors and Fickett’s signature Walnut built-ins. Perfect for a party room, extra-bedroom, or even…
A killer Man-Cave–C’mon, let’s dream!
Twilight really is magical when you live in a LA’s first contemporary Historical monument.
Goodnight, beautiful house.
We’re leaving, we promise. It’s just… so… beauti–ok we’re going, jeez.