This beautifully maintained midcentury home was designed in 1962 by Seattle–based modernist architect Ralph D. Anderson—who was an early advocate for preservation in the region. A soaring, double-height wall of glass in the living room brings a sense of the home's forested surroundings to its interiors.
Character-filled elements of the home's midcentury roots remain—including a slightly sunken living room, a circular staircase, a tongue-and-groove ceiling, wood paneling, and a kitchen countertop crafted of salvaged teak from a 1960s battleship.
Located just north of Seattle in Shoreline, Washington, the home is set on Hidden Lake, and it quietly overlooks the Puget Sound and the Olympic Mountains. Anderson himself lived in this forested suburb, and the lush landscape is reflected in his work. The architect sought to incorporate "the contours, textures, and vegetation of the Northwest, the wooded environment" by employing "big, hovering roofs that would open up to the view."
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17020 10th Ave NW, Shoreline, WA is currently listed for $1,499,000 by James Dainard and Katie Kepler of Heaton Dainard, LLC.
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