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New to Market: Architect Edward Fickett in Los Feliz

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Historical Cultural Monument plus a pool? Yes, please. Designed by architect Edward H. Fickett in 1966 and known as the Jacobson House, a three-bedroom, two and half home has hit the market for $2.5 million. More about the architect via the Silver Lake News: "Edward Fickett graduated from the University of Southern California in 1937, after which he continued his education at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, earning graduate degrees in three disciplines: city planning, architecture and engineering. After serving with the U.S. Naval Construction Batallion (Seabees) during WWII, he returned home to Los Angeles with the mission of 'building a home for every returning g.i.' Although he built homes for the rich and famous (his list of clients included Jack Benny, Charlie Chaplin, Dick Clark, Joan Crawford, Irene Dunne, Jimmy Durante, Groucho Marks and former L.A. Rams owner Georgia Frontiere), his great contribution was making modern home design accessible and affordable for a larger population."

This 2006 Los Angeles Times article notes how his under-appreciated he was, and mentions that "his reputation is not larger remains a matter for speculation among architectural historians and local preservationists."
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