With playful, slanted rooflines, walls of glass, and a central courtyard with a swimming pool, this mid-century condo complex by modernist architect Edward Fickett offers resort-style living in the middle of West Hollywood.
An alum of USC’s School of Architecture and MIT, Fickett worked for legendary architect Paul R. Williams before branching off on his own. His most notable developments include the “Meadowlark Park (1953) in Reseda, Sherwood Park (c. 1956) in the Hollywood Hills, and Rollingwood Estates (1955) in Palos Verdes …” along with two multifamily housing projects; the Sunset Lanai (1952) and Hollywood Riviera (1954) in West Hollywood.
This rare top-floor end unit of the Hollywood Riviera has 630 square feet of living space with an open living, dining, and kitchen area. Inside offers eye-catching architectural details, including high wood-beamed ceilings, large windows, and a large private patio with plenty of room for cocktail-clinking with friends.
The 38-unit complex also offers outdoor and poolside seating, a laundry room, and gated parking. The building is deemed worthy of California’s Mills Act, incentivizing owners to preserve historic properties via tax breaks. Oh, and let’s not forget how close you are to the world-famous Sunset Strip.
Property records show this unit last sold in 1985 for $76,500. Listed by Allie Joel Riley and Michael Collins, the asking price is $499,000 with HOA dues of $400 per month.