[intro]Stock Photo King Buys Brady-Bunch-like House[/intro]
The Wall Street Journal flags deal on the landmark Los Angeles Edward Fickett house that includes furniture and art:
Bruce Livingstone, who founded online stock-photography provider iStockphoto, paid $2.5 million for a landmark midcentury Los Angeles home that was on the market very briefly.
The 1966 home, on a slope in the Los Feliz community, has been given landmark status by Los Angeles. It was built for Dr. George Jacobson, a professor of medicine at the University of Southern California, and his wife, Miriam. The couple lived there until their deaths in 1979 and 2009. The two-story, roughly 3,000-square-foot home, with walls of glass and brick, has an atrium and city views. The 13,000-square-foot gated property includes a pool.
Mr. Livingstone, 38, bought the house in an all-cash deal, including much of the artwork and furnishings, by designers including Isamu Noguchi, Herman Miller and Arne Jacobsen. “It’s a bit of a time capsule,” said Mr. Livingstone. (Getty Images acquired his company in 2006 for $50 million.) He retired from Getty Images this spring and is relocating with his family from Seattle to Los Angeles for a digital media venture.
A Stock Photo Veteran Buys (Wall Street Journal)
Edward Fickett House (Curbed LA)