Legendary Imagineer Joerger’s Home Hits the Market
Throughout the Disney+ “The Imagineering Story,” Disney fans learned an incredible amount of detailed information regarding the creation of the Disney theme parks. One facet of theme park development that really stood out is the intricate model-making involved, and former Imagineer Fred Joerger certainly defined the importance of the craft.
Recruited by Walt Disney himself in the early 1950s, Joerger constructed many critical models during the development of the Disneyland Resort. Now, the home that he designed in a Lake View Terrace neighborhood is for sale.
Joeger’s Mid-Century Marvel
Joerger’s former home sits at 11414 Ruggiero Drive in the San Fernando Valley outside of Los Angeles. The special residence covers almost half an acre surrounded by exquisite landscaping and tranquil waterscapes.
Named the Villa Di Fontani Estate, the home features three bedrooms and three bathrooms. The entire space boasts incredible sculptures, marble touches, and a unique mid-century modern style.
The exquisite artwork throughout the house represents the talents of many. Disney artists Travis Johnson, Walt Peregoy, and Tyrus Wong feature prominently, according to the Coldwell Banker listing.
Imagineer Joerger Brings the Outdoors In
With manicured Japanese-style gardens, a koi pond, and an infinity pool with ample privacy thanks to a line of Cyprus trees, the outdoors plays a key role in the home’s design. Enormous windows also bring the incredible natural elements inside throughout the home’s 2,892 square feet.
“Anywhere you are in the house or on the property, in any direction you gaze there will be an attraction to capture your eye. It could be one of the many fountains, stained glass clearstory windows, alcoved ceilings with classical style paintings, or even soft lights from one of the many skylights,” states the listing.
The home is being offered by agent Raffy Krikorian who also owns the home and has spent more than a decade refurbishing the creative retreat. As of publishing, the home was listed at $2.7 million.
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