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In Eagle Rock, guitarist Nicky Panicci sells his dome with a view

Nicky Panicci’s Eagle Rock estate
Guitarist Nicky Panicci has sold his geodesic dome house in Eagle Rock for $2.262 million, about $560,000 over his asking price.
(Todd Goodman)

This stylish dome perched in the hills of Eagle Rock might not be for everybody, but it definitely caught someone’s eye. The half-acre compound just sold for $2.262 million — or roughly $560,000 over the asking price.

The seller was guitarist Nicky Panicci, who restored the place with a one-of-a-kind decorating style. In addition to burl wood and Midcentury decor, the estate features custom record crates and a lava rock waterfall.

One of two structures on the property, the dome sits up on a hill, taking in panoramic views of the city and San Gabriel Mountains from a circular meditation deck. Arched ceilings and star-shaped windows fill the open floor plan, and a spiral staircase descends to a bedroom, bathroom and music room.

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Across the property, the main house adds three bedrooms and two bathrooms in 2,038 square feet. There’s a living room under beamed ceilings, a family room with a brick wall and a remodeled galley-style kitchen.

Upstairs, the master suite expands to a balcony. Down below, a guest bedroom enters through a custom wood door.

The palm-topped grounds offer a number of options, including three decks and a patio topped by hanging lights.

As a musician, Panicci is best known for playing guitar on Ben Harper’s 2003 album “Diamonds on the Inside.” No stranger to home renovations, he restored an A-frame in the Hollywood Hills nine years ago before putting it up for sale.

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Bradley Holmes and Megan Wilson of Compass held the listing. Geri Berger of Rodeo Realty represented the buyer.

jack.flemming@latimes.com | Twitter: @jflem94


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