A Seattle Couple’s Playful Home Honors the Eccentric Vision of Its Original Architect

Stefan Hampden of Cast Architecture reimagines a shed-roofed residence in keeping with architect Robert Reichert’s exuberant style.

There are two types of people in this world: those who see a listing for a decaying 1,400-square-foot home built in 1954 and grimace, and those who make a viewing appointment. "We were looking for a new place and I thought, This one looks weird and ugly—let’s go see it," says artist Adelaide Blair, who, along with her software developer husband, Darin McAdams, renovated a Seattle home built by the late architect Robert Reichert, known for his expressive modernism, as a live/work space for himself and his mother, Tillie.

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