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May 25, 2019

Home of the Week: Nicky Panicci’s geodesic dome compound ready to awe

May 25, 2019

Home of the Week: Nicky Panicci’s geodesic dome compound ready to awe

A rare half-acre compound dominated by a dramatic geodesic dome with panoramic views has come on the market in Eagle Rock.

Immaculately restored by guitarist and rare clothing collector Nicky Panicci, the property at 1371 North Avenue 46 also includes a three-bedroom main house and a separate garage. 

The hillside “dome home” overlooks a tree-shaded oasis of serenity and nature that feels far from the city below.

Sunlight from an array of windows touches its high faceted ceilings and burl wood floor throughout the day. Most windows frame sweeping vistas of the hills, night lights, and the San Gabriel Mountains.

Two fountains, two view decks, a lava rock waterfall and a lofty circular meditation deck add to the peaceful ambience. The surrounding land is a true nature sanctuary where mourning cloak caterpillars transform into butterflies, tiny croaking frogs inhabit the fountains, and native Cooper Hawks nest in the upper tree canopies.

The airy, window-filled main house below has three spacious bedrooms, three baths, two separate living areas and a bonus room with its own private entrance.

New enhancements throughout the 2,000 square foot home include stainless steel appliances, quartz stone countertops, sleek slide-open cabinets, custom built-in record crates, hardwood flooring and more. Outdoor lighting creates a magical ambience throughout the grounds.

This very private escape in quiet Eagle Rock is moments from the trendy bars and restaurants of Highland Park’s York and Figueroa Streets, and worlds away from the ordinary. It’s listed by Brad Holmes and Megan Wilson at $1,699,000.