Mid-Century Modern, Sherman Park - Edward H. Fickett, FAIA
deasy/penner&partners :: margot tempereau | craig terrien
In the early 1950’s, prolific and visionary architect Edward H. Fickett, FAIA, teamed with builder Ray Hommes to create "Sherman Park", an enclave of affordable mid-century modern homes that introduced modernism to a rapidly growing middle class. Signature elements include post and beam construction, open floor plan, walls of glass and modernist design. This thoughtfully expanded home features a fantastic master suite with sitting room, ample closets and updated bath, two additional bedrooms, updated guest bath and brick-floored bonus/family room with fireplace and modern built-ins. All public areas open to a wide, manicured back yard with refreshing swimmer's pool and freestanding cabana. Upgrades include copper plumbing, HVAC and electrical, pool equipment, stainless kitchen appliances, laundry room off kitchen, cool rock roof and carport. As relevant today as it was when built, the original sales brochure entitled “No Longer A Matter of Money” opens with: “Some fellow has said, ‘I don’t want to be a millionaire...I just want to live like one.” You still can.