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Seattle Modern Homes, Page 2


Modern Living in Seattle – Page Two

Seattle is an excellent place for modern architects, and the city boasts some of the most exciting design work in the country. With little reference to the past, but with unswerving vision towards the future, Seattle’s modern architectural firms are exploring bold and exciting use of new designs and materials, with unlimited clarity and drama.

Modern Home in the Arboretum $700,000

Wonderful modern design situated to maximize views & light, using a combination of materials (concrete, radiant floors, clear fir doors, marble & tile) One of a kind creation by design-build contractor/owner offers a flexible, open, floor plan & remarkable attention to detail. Open trusses & high ceilings, lots of big casement windows create a seamless connection to views and garden. Daylight lower level w/separate entrance & kitchenette makes ideal office, guest suite or extended living space.

2415 East Mercer Street — SOLD —

 This home, featured on the Home and Garden Network, is currently available. Please call for details.


Check out Lotta Livin’, your source for Mid Century Modern Lifestyle, Design, Art, Furniture and Architecture.

Mid-Century Modern Home near Capitol Hill/Montlake/Arboretum area


1221 26th Avenue East Seattle, WA 98112 — SOLD —

Fabulous artists home in a convenient Arboretum/Capitol Hill/Montlake location on nearly 1/3 of an acre of manicured grounds, paths and gardens. Straight from the pages of Dwell Magazine, this home features the best of mid-century construction with updates for the new millenium. Slate floors, exposed beamed ceilings with recessed lights, built-in window. Bringing modern design home. Shop for modern furniture, learn modern lingo, read about new modern housing developments, connect with other Modernists.

Modern New Construction in Columbia City/Seward Park Seattle

$499,000 Designed by architect Robert Humble and built by Romilio Osses and David Franke, this modern home is an important statement in the burgeoning Columbia City neighborhoood.

Architecturally significant, this home is a sublime homage to modern design. A unique and versatile floorplan allow for a variety of living options, from a live/work situation to an opportunity for shared or extended family life. 5 bedrooms/3.5 baths or 3BR main house w/2BR rental possible.

Industrial high-end finished and unique 20’+ ceiling height give this residence a spacious and light-filled “loft-like” feel. For a personal tour, contact Marlow Harris at


This home has just sold but builder/developer will build a similar home for you to suit in the Seattle neighborhood of your choice. Call agent for details. Marlow Harris 206-329-3795.


Local Resources for Modern Living


Looking for Modern Furnishings to go with that Modern House? Check out the following local shops and stores that feature Modern furniture and accessories. A local Seattle store located in Belltown at 2609 1st Ave. or shop online for vintage modern furniture and accessories.


A specialty store featuring modern furniture and accessories for the home.

321 Harvard Avenue East Seattle WA 98102 Phone: 206-322-9920

Velocity is a retail showroom and website specializing in modern home furnishings and contemporary art. The Seattle-based company is a one-stop resource for the best in modern home design from a carefully edited collection of furniture and accessories. Velocity also represents and exhibits a well-curated collection of artists from both the West and East coast.

Seattle Showroom, 2218 2nd Avenue, Seattle 98121. Phone: 206-781-9494

Standard Home

Standard Home is stocked with classics, such as designs by Ray and Charles Eames for Herman Miller, Edward Wormley for Dunbar, Robsjohn-Gibbings for Widdicomb, Italian Plastic designs by Vico Magistretti, Heywood Wakefield signature pieces, a plethora of Danish Modern Furniture and the early designs of Florence Knoll and Russel Wright. Plus, lots of other cool stuff by people not quite so famous.

1108 Pike Street, Seattle WA 98101 Phone: 206-464-0850

Green-Built Central Seattle Modern Home

This New Single Family BUILT-GREEN home with 4 STAR CERTIFICATION is something really worth getting excited about. Designed by reknowned architect, David Vandervort this home was crafted with Vintage materials and blended with quality new construction products to produce a dwelling of history and sustainable living! Special features include: Eagle wood-clad windows, Standing seam metal roof, salvage beam ceiling and more. Non-toxic finishes/low VOC paints, Garden roof and more. — SOLD–

Modern Home for Sale in Central Seattle – $318,000

4 year-old Contemporary * Bright Spacious White-on-White Interior with Chrome Trim * Lots of Windows and Lots of Lights * Soaring Ceilings * Painted Millwork * Architect-designed for site * 3 Bedrooms, 2 1/2 Baths * Deluxe Master with Walk-in Closet * Master Bath with separate tub and shower, dual sinks * switch-on Gas Fireplace in LR* Window Seats * Large Sliding Glass Doors in LR and Master * Landscaped Private Patio * Attached Garage * Partially Fenced * Quick access to I-5, I-90 and 520. Asking $318,000. Located at 522 27th Ave. Call Marlow to view, 206-329-3795 — Sold —

Stunning Northwest Contemporary remodeled by master architect Roland Terry.

This home is nestled into a serene Japanese landscape with pines, bamboo, and flowering trees.

Beautiful natural materials: stone, slate, hardwoods, honed marble and stainless steel appliances.

The property is located in an excellent North Capitol Hill neighborhood.

Walls of glass reveal a sweeping panoramic vista of Portage Bay, the Cascades, city lights and woodlands.

This home features both indoor and outdoor Japanese soaking tubs.

For more interior photos, click here.

House Sculptures by Jon Taylor, Taylor Art House

Jon Taylor was born in Salem, Oregon. He attended the School of Architecture at the University of Oregon and moved to Seattle in 1977.

He is a senior designer and associate principal at Callison, a large Seattle architectural firm, and is currently a Board member of Seattle Print Arts, a local group offering lectures, workshops, studio visits and demonstrations about printmaking.

Jon is very proficient and his architectural backround dominates his themes which feature water, boats, sea life, kites, air craft, architecture and words.

Taylor Art House Website

Seattle Print Arts Website

Robert Humble, a Seattle architect, designed this residence on Whidbey Island

Stunning 3 story modern home designed by Stephen Sullivan in 1987, with dramatic open spaces, commercial-grade kitchen, fabulous master suite with panoramic views and private elevator. Located in excellent Portage Bay location, on Boyer, with excellent access to downtown and 520. Watch the boats in the cut and enjoy beautiful sunrises over the Cascades.

— SOLD! —

Compact and Surprising

Whidbey Island Architects: John DeForest and Lydia Marshall of DeForest Ogden Design Office Builder: Kamera/Gilles Carpentry Construction cost/size: $306,000/1,235 square feet; one bedroom, one bath

DeForest Ogden Design. From new houses to remodels, they take a collaborative hands-on approach to exploring each projects possibilities. Here’s a fabulous house designed by Lydia Marshall ( See more process, interior, and exterior photos of this project, A House for Art in the Woods, an AIA award winner, in the portfolio section of the website, DeForest Ogden Design.

photo ? A House for Art in the Woods ? DeForest Ogden Design

Past AIA-award winning townhouse designed by Robin Abrahams and built by Caldonia Bay Builders in 2001 in a great Queen Anne neighborhood. Fabulous desert Southwest-style with deluxe appointments. Large rooms, tall ceilings. Cherry floors on main level, living, dining and kitchen. Gas fireplace. Fully fenced, recently landscaped backyard. Located on a quiet street. Offered for sale at $532,000. –SOLD–

Click here for a Virtual Tour For the original Seattle Times article on this AIA award-winning building CLICK HERE

This home is located actually inside Interlaken Park, in a very secluded and wooded area, with fabulous views of Portage Bay. If you want privacy and modern spaces, here it is. Gleaming hardwood floors, walls of windows, and an incredible 20′ atrium with interior waterfall. 4 bedrooms, 3 baths. Offered for sale at $750,000.

Click here for a Virtual Tour

Gleaming hardwood floors in this unusual home with 20′ foot tall atrium and interior waterfall.

Great view of Portgage Bay, Montlake Cut, and Mt. Baker from the view deck of this contemporary modern home. Unusual Northwest Contemporary in Ravenna for Sale — $450,000

Unique 1982 modern home for sale in secluded and private area of Ravenna. Three bedrooms, 4.5 baths and a separate MIL apartment to help with the mortgage.

Northwest Contemporary-style interior with lots of wood accents and European cabinetry in the kitchen.

Interesting architectural angles dominate the living room and other areas throughout the home.

(Temporarily off the market)

Like Modern Architecture? Then check out this website, Jet Set Modern. It features lots of interesting mid-century homes and buildings all around the country, with many cool photos and interesting links.

Jet Set Modern

Click HERE to see the COCA/Capitol Hill Architectural Walking Tour — Modern buildings, architects & designers studios, galleries and artist’s homes.

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