Our congratulations to architect Frederick Fisher, who was honored this past Monday at the AIA/LA's 2013 Design Awards. Fisher received the chapter's highest honor, the Presidential Gold Medal, and he charmed the crowd with an acceptance speech that began with him thanking Harvard, Yale, Berkeley, and assorted other esteemed colleges that turned down his application, as their rejections ultimately led to his enrollment at UCLA. Also a crowd-pleaser: the vintage photo that kicked off Fisher's slideshow--it depicts him on the beach in 1980 alongside other then-young-turks Robert Mangurian, Michael Rotondi, Coy Howard, Craig Hodgetts, Thom Mayne, and Frank Gehry. And speaking of Fisher, a Marina del Rey house he designed in 1988 has just come back on the market. Located on the Silver Strand "just steps to the sand over the quaint Lighthouse Bridge," the 2,290-square-foot house features three bedrooms, two full baths, "triple-high atrium entry," a woodburning fireplace, maple floors, a two-car garage, and a roof deck "with built-in bar, daybed, landscaping & fountains." Last sold in 1998 for $875,000, it's now listed at $1.712 million, plus HOA dues of $145 per month.
· 130 Outrigger, Marina Del Rey [Estately]