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The home measures 3 Beds/2 Baths on 2,655 sqft on a lot size of 0.92 acres built in 1959. This home was first listed on April 29, 2015 for $1,595,000 and later sold on June 12, 2015 for $1,727,000. The listing description states:
Photographed for LIFE magazine by Ralph Crane this home is an architectural collaboration at it's finest. In 1959 award winning builder/contractor Stanley Martson and young Ed Fickett created this stunning see through glass house. Situated on a private, gated street of only 10 Martson built houses, 4552 was the premier model of Martson's development. The one acre of hilltop property offers panoramic, unobstructed views of SF Valley one side and Burbank to the San Gabriel mountains on the other. A perfect setting for the dazzling light infused home. Aggregate stone floors, custom teak Cado built ins & partitioned walls combined with open beam, cathedral ceilings bring surprising intimacy and warmth. An open chefs kitchen with Viking appliances and Sub zero refrigerators is complete with immense island. The thoughtful renovation of kitchen and baths stays true to it's Mid Century roots. A sparkling pool and captivating city lights make this an exquisite home for entertaining.
This mid century modern home is designed by Ed Fickett who was dubbed the "creator of the San Fernando Valley" and the "Frank Lloyd Wrigt of the 50's." He has designed more than 60,000 structures including the pool complex at the Van Nuys-Sherman Oaks Park, the extension of the Nethercutt Antique Car Museum in Sylmar, the original Sands Hotel in Las Vegas, the passenger and cargo terminals at the Port of Los Angeles, Dodger Stadium, the Los Angeles Police Academy, and devised the master plans for the Edwards and Norton Air Force bases (LA Times and Daily News). Examples of other Fickett homes in the SFV can be found here and here.