Moritz Kundig’s Historic Wallmark House Offers Lakefront Living for $1.1M

Moritz Kundig’s Historic Wallmark House Offers Lakefront Living for $1.1M

By Kathryn M.
The landmarked midcentury residence just outside Spokane, Washington, features a massive lava-rock fireplace and a cedar-wrapped solarium.

A hilltop home designed by Moritz Kundig—father of Olson Kundig’s Tom Kundig—has hit the market in Nine Mile Falls, Washington, just outside of Spokane. Known as the Wallmark House, the spacious residence last sold in 2018 after remaining with the original family for over 55 years. The 10-acre property comes with a stretch of shoreline on Long Lake and has been restored by the current owners.

The Wallmark House by Moritz Kundig is sited on a large, wooded lot about 25 minutes by car to downtown Spokane, Washington. A deck stretches across the rear of the home, which also features full-height windows and a covered outdoor dining area.

Inside, original terrazzo floors run throughout the main living/dining area and kitchen. Other features include cedar-clad ceilings, exposed beams, and custom built-in cabinetry. 

A native of Switzerland and long-time resident of Washington, Mortiz Kundig is well-known for his decades long career, which foregrounds an appreciation for the local landscape and materials. This particular property was listed in the Spokane Register of Historic Places in 2016, which noted its "museum-worthy" condition and significance as a classic example of midcentury-modern architecture.

Another view of the living area shows the fireplace wall, clad in locally sourced lava stone. Windows along the rear overlook the lawn and views of Long Lake. 

An additional seating area is also located in the rear of the living area, next to the dining area.

Offering nearly 3,400 square feet of interior space, the home comes with three bedrooms and two full bathrooms, as well as a separate office/den area. Along with the original section of the structure, a solarium and adjacent hallway were added in the 1970s to accommodate indoor gardening for the Wallmark family. Today, both spaces serve as sunlit living areas overlooking the lush surroundings. Keep scrolling to see more of the home, listed for $1,100,000.

The kitchen features original cabinetry and countertops along with a mix of modern and vintage 1960s appliances. Several wall openings connect to the dining area, as well as the living room and a solarium on opposite sides.

The solarium was added in the 1970s and features several large skylights and wraparound windows. Brown tiles cover the floor and extend up the wall around a corner fireplace.

Another perspective shows the kitchen to one side, as well as the garden shed out the window.

Built at the same time as the solarium, a wide hallway runs along the side of the home, connecting to the principal bedroom and garage.

The principal bedroom, shown here, features wood-paneled walls and vintage light fixtures. Along the right side, a sliding glass door once provided direct access to the yard and now connects to the hallway.

The principal bathroom offers original cabinetry and wood paneling, along with a separate toilet and shower closet.

A look at one of the two secondary bedrooms.

The second bathroom features an original planter box adjacent to the tub. Kundig specifically designed the planter with a contrasting tile backsplash to serve as a focal point for the hallway.

Outside, a covered dining area overlooks the wooded landscape. A deck along the edge of the property provides sweeping views of Long Lake below.

An aerial shot of the property shows the residence’s perch on a hilltop above the water.

The Wallmark House, located at 14701 N Oxford Road in Nine Mile Falls, Washington, is currently listed for $1,100,000 by Alice Galeotti of Windermere Real Estate.

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