Just outside Seattle in Kirkland, Washington, local architect George Reynoldson’s Original Funky House—so named for its eclectic, ’70s style—remains in nearly original condition. Quirky details include a ship’s ladder used as a bookshelf, track lighting crafted out of an old stovepipe, and a keystone from a building on Capitol Hill. The current owners purchased it from Nancy Wilson, founding member of the rock band Heart.
Reynoldson, an early advocate of green building methods, used solar principles and salvaged materials to craft the cedar-clad home. Structural materials include beams, posts, and wood flooring from nearby warehouses. Wilson moved in upon the home’s completion in 1974, followed the current owners, local artists Gayle and Bob Birrell, who purchased the property in 1984. Over the past 46 years, the couple has renovated the home to accommodate modern living while carefully preserving its vibrant, funky glory.
The dwelling offers a lush retreat from the city hustle. Hiking and biking routes sit adjacent to the tree-filled lot, as does Hidden Hills Pond, which can be viewed from the home’s various outdoor spaces. Keep scrolling to see more of the property, currently listed for $1,200,000.
11410 NE 103rd Street in Kirkland, Washington, is currently listed for $1,200,000 by Darnell Samuelson of Lake & Company Real Estate.
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