Visit the modernist Malibu jewels saved from demolition


Have someone else rapsodize a new, soulless, blank slate. Philip Nowri Longing for the old one. “I’m crazy about vintage Levis, vintage cars, vintage watches and vintage,” says Los Angeles developer and former fashion designer. So last year, when a mid-century architect found the last home, Edward Fickett Built in Malibu (a 1973 relic, which had the best days ever, but others were considered demolition), he saw heaven.

“No one tried to touch it,” says Naori. “Everyone was afraid that it would be difficult to spend a lot of money. They had no vision.” Nowri has four bedrooms, four bathrooms and 4,200 square feet on the hills of Malibu. The site was lowered to stud stud stud. “We started to rethink the house, keeping the beams and restoring them to their original state.”

For Nowri, that meant reinterpreting Fickett for the modern era. “To lead architects into the 21st century,” he says. “I didn’t want to be a purist. The problem with mid-century is that it sometimes looks bare.” If Ficket was here now, how would he build a house? ” As a result, Nowri has arrived at natural oak walls and outdoor natural grass, an edible garden and refurbished airflow, a yoga room, and a pedestrian bridge to bring them all together. “I want you to feel comfortable in your house,” says Nowri. “The house is built to relax and enjoy life. I’m not going to make it a museum.”

Visit the modernist Malibu jewels saved from demolition

Philip Nauri procured mid-century sculptures such as long painted stone tools and “peanuts” on the grounds of Malibu's mansion. A planter circa 1956 by John Follis and Rex Goode.
Philippe Naouri procured mid-20th century sculptures, including long painted stone tools and “peanut” planters for use on the grounds of Malibu’s homes. John Follis and Rex Good Around 1956.
“The way we live is like a Maison,” says French-born Nowri.  “With the Maison, I feel comfortable and protected.”

“The way I build a house is Maison“French-born Nowri says. “With the Maison, I feel comfortable and protected.”

“I wanted to combine Mid Century's work with contemporary work,” says Nowri. The living room features a lounge chair built by Jorgen Hovelskov for Kristensen and Larsen in 1968 and a coffee table by George Nakashima in the 1990s.
“I wanted to combine Mid Century’s work with contemporary work,” says Nowri. In the living room, there is a lounge chair made by Jorgen Hovelskov in 1968 for Kristensen and Larsen. George Nakashima, Since the 1990s.
A portrait of Jimi Hendrix by French artist Mr. Brainwash gives the living room a 1960s feel.

A portrait of Jimi Hendrix by French artist Mr. Brainwash gives the living room a 1960s feel.

The second living room features Le Corbusier lounge chairs and a Charles & Ray Eames coffee table. The brown sofa is the daybed of Mies van der Rohe Barcelona.

The second living room features Le Corbusier lounge chairs and a Charles & Ray Eames coffee table. The brown sofa is the daybed of Mies van der Rohe Barcelona.

Arne Vodder A calder-style mobile hangs above the dining table.
A mobile inspired by Calder, Arne Voder Dining table.
The four high chrome bar stools in the kitchen were made in the style of Harry Bertoia, a mid-century sculptor and furniture designer.
The four tall chrome bar stools in the kitchen were made in the following styles: Harry Bertoia, Mid Century sculptor and furniture designer.
The centerpiece of the office is the desk by Louis Paolozzi, an Italian designer from the 1960s. A large painting by Alexander Calder and a small painting by Robert Chui decorate the wall.
The centerpiece of the office is a desk by an Italian designer Louis Paolozzi, From the 1960s. A large painting by Alexander Calder and a small painting by Robert Chui decorate the wall.
A butterfly chair designed by Jorge Ferrari Hadi, Juan Kulchan and Antonio Bonnet for Knoll around 1938 sits next to the red Turquier lamps of the 1960s fire truck.

In ” [primary] In the bedroom, I wanted to feel like a spa, “says Naori. “Outside … I feel like I’m at a resort in Brazil.”

Nowri also custom-made the dressing table in the master bedroom.

Nowri also custom-made the dressing table in the master bedroom.

Nowri made a bed in the bedroom downstairs.  “It feels like everything is connected indoors and outdoors,” he says.  “People don't want to come to this house and leave. Even me.”

Nowri made a bed in the bedroom downstairs. “It feels like everything is connected indoors and outdoors,” he says. “People don’t want to come to this house and leave. Even me.”

“Most of the mid-century uses terrazzo, but this time I wanted a different sensation,” says Nowri.  “I wanted to approach it like a pure white canvas.”

“I made a lot of terrazzo for the mid-century, but this time I wanted a different feel,” says Naouri. “I wanted to approach it like a pure white canvas.”

Refurbished and refurbished The 1976 Airstream includes a 1960s yellow fiberglass lounge chair.  “Airstream is intended to be there forever,” says Nowri.

Refurbished and refurbished The 1976 Airstream includes a 1960s yellow fiberglass lounge chair. “Airstream is intended to exist forever,” says Nowri.

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To that end, he chose furniture that was recognized as art, but that he wanted to use. Charles & Ray Eames And Le Corbusier, By sofa Mies van der Rohe, Turkière lamp. Art is Alexander Calder And Robert Chui To Mr. BrainwashNowri’s best friend. “I put his portrait of Jimi Hendrix in the living room to give it a 60’s feel,” he says. “This was the last house of the Fickett family with the atmosphere of the 1960s.”

The atmosphere continues on more than an acre of outdoors, past paddle tennis and bocce ball courts, and continues from Nauri’s studs to a vintage airstream refurbished. There is a kitchenette, shower and a bed for friends. “It’s hard to find a guesthouse in Malibu,” says Nowri. “It’s a very long process. Airstream is an icon of the 1960s. It’s part of the conversation and a work of art.”-In his mind, if he exists today, praise Fickett. You’ll get. “This house is like a dream in California,” says Nowri. “It’s a free spirit.”

Arne Vodder A calder-style mobile hangs above the dining table.
A mobile inspired by Calder, Arne Voder Dining table.

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