Rock ‘n’ roll like the best of them in a custom-fitted geodesic dome! Best known for its famed owner, guitarist Nicky Panicci, it has been masterfully restored into one of the most unique properties to ever hit Eagle Rock — or the country for that matter. And the iconic rocker compound could be yours to the tune of $1.699 million.
Living here means owning not one, but two expansive structures on a rare half-acre lot.
In addition to the main house and separate garage, a second accessory dome dwelling, built in the 1980s, sits at the top of the lot. This is the perfect place to escape the city and soak up the mountain views.
How did Panicci acquire this quirky gem?
According to reps for the listing, “After selling his revered A-frame in the Hollywood Hills, Panicci transitioned into another A-frame in Eagle Rock. It was on the deck of the Eagle Rock A-frame that he first spotted the geodesic dome at 1371. A Pasadena native, Nicky immediately recognized the truly one-of-a-kind nature of the property. He purchased it one year later, at which point he began implementing his masterful touch of the property.”
Panicci’s signature earthy meets mid-century style is apparent throughout.
The guitarist’s signature style can be felt throughout. We love the abundance of natural light! And the use of wood and period furnishings are exquisite. In fact, Panicci’s meticulous attention detail spans from the lighting design and outdoors to the lush grounds.
The enchanting Dome is “the perfect tapestry of serenity and nature amidst the hustle of the city below.”
Burl wood and mid-century décor define the interiors. Plus, its towering position and geometric structure allow for sunlight to trickle in all hours of the day. From nearly every window you can enjoy scenic panoramas of the adjacent hills. The views stretch all the way to the San Gabriel Mountain range!
And there is an abundance of nature-rich amenities.
The home features two fountains, three decks, and a lava rock waterfall. There is of course, a garage, but the lofty, circular meditation deck is what dreams are made of! We also adore the main house. It has three-bedrooms, two-full-bathrooms, two separate living areas, and a bonus room with its own private entrance.
Exquisite designer finishes throughout.
Designer touches include stainless steel appliances, quartz countertops, sleek cabinetry, custom built-in record crates, and hardwood floors. There is a place for everything. Rockers need organization too!
It has its own unique ecosystem.
The property serves as a migratory destination for mourning cloak caterpillars to make their transformation into butterflies. Just the sort of thing a true artist, nature-lover, or musician can appreciate. Imagine the material this environment will inspire! There are also tiny croaking frogs that inhabit the fountains. And the tree canopies above? They provide an annual nesting site for native Cooper Hawks.
Clearly, it’s a sanctuary.
The home rests in sought-after Eagle Rock but remains close to trendy bars and restaurants. Nearby Highland Park’s York and Figueroa Streets are in proximity.
Adding to the allure, a fascinating tidbit.
In addition to being an accomplished musician, Panicci is also known for his collection of rare clothing steeped in rock ’n’ roll history. His assemblage of iconic ‘Nudie’ suits and pieces by English clothing label ‘Granny Takes a Trip’ are arguably some of the largest collections ever compiled by a single curator. Among these include items worn by Paul McCartney, David Cassidy, and Elton John to name a few.
Megan Wilson and Brad Holmes with Brad Holmes Group at Compass have listed 1371 N. Avenue 46, Los Angeles for $1.699 million.