Modern architects have the ability to really push the envelope when it comes to design. We see examples of modern homes both old and new that stand apart from the rest in the crowd, showcasing unique architectural features, layouts, and design schemes that are in a league all of their own. Here are just a few of those one-of-a-kind homes around the Puget Sound that are currently listed on the real estate market.
This unique waterfront house has the feeling of living in the islands with no worry of catching a ferry. Designed for his family by NW architect Ralph Anderson, every room in the main living areas has views of the Sound with floor to ceiling windows. This mid-century modern house is paneled with red cedar. The large kitchen with top of the line appliances is ideal for cooking/entertaining. There are 3 decks, a pool and hot tub. Over 100 ft waterfront bulkhead to beachcomb, kayak & watch eagles.
Along a private tree lined lane, stands a Majestic NW Contemporary perfectly situated in a spectacular natural setting. Abundant indoor & outdoor spaces embrace the serene 1+ acre lot. Multiple decks, skylights, & an abundance of windows allow for maximum light. This home has a guestroom on the main level & the generous master suite enjoys vaulted ceilings & a private deck. Open interior & intimate spaces complete this spacious island home, that is perfect for living and entertaining!
Immerse yourself in nature with endless tree framed views of sparkling Saratoga Passage to Camano Island & the Cascades’ majestic Mt. Baker from your stunning Whidbey Island Contemporary waterfront! Boundaries to your serene, private & lightly wooded 2+ acres dissolve with walls of glass & two story ceilings! Naturally lit, spacious interior opens to expansive Trex decks & gardens ideal for entertaining! Luscious getaway or forever residence with community beach all close to Langley & ferry!
Lagom the Swedish word for “just the right amount.” An architectural attention-grabbing gem that is perfect in so many ways–one level living, open and inviting floorplan, expansive walls of windows, lofted ceilings with exposed trusses and beams, private and serene First Hill setting, eastside views that sparkle, two lots, plenty of wall space for an extensive art collection all circling a lovely central atrium. Great condo alternative with the perfect layout to make your own-Welcome Home.
Panoramic views of Lake Washington, Seattle/Bellevue skylines, Mt Rainier. One of a kind, unique home exemplifies ‘organic architecture’ of the 1970’s – a style reminiscent of a very famous architect of this style home. Refurbish this home to bring out it’s former glory while updating for today’s lifestyle. Home needs much TLC, repairs-being sold ‘as is’.
3288 Smugglers Cove Rd , Greenbank, WA 98253
Whispers of inspiration rushed into the showcase design plans with a roar! Repetitive forms sited to nestle into the topography… maximizing sunlight/sunsets whose bed is Puget Sound and ceiling an Olympic Mountain canopy. Creation of spaces achieved by the drama of sweeping metal concave roof forms as they reach to sliding window walls. A delicate tinge of color on stained concrete floors an ideal footdrop for Owner collections. The reflective outcome, deliberately striking!
1012 Shoreland Dr , Lopez Island, WA 98261
Sweeping 180 degree views form a wall of windows, taking in Mt Baker, Blakely Is & Obstruction Pass & ferry rte. 180 deg arc was designed specifically to take in the spectacular view from this location. Wrap around upper deck provides ample outdoor living and container gardening space. Lower level guest quarters with fantastic views & full bath, and separate entrance. Very private location nestled in 4.7 acres of natural landscape & pvt community beach. See virtual tour link for a 360 deg. tour!
12111 Gravelly Lake Dr SW, Lakewood, WA 98499
True classic contemporary, cutting edge design for it’s time and has proven timeless. Living areas perfect for large gatherings. 4 huge bedrooms plus master suite w/soaking tub, shower, 2-vanities and a huge dressing room. Concrete, wood and tile finishes, angled roof lines and skylights add unparalleled interest for the eye. Long private gated drive creates a perfect lakeside retreat. Stairs leading to the lake with 100′ of Gravelly Lake waterfront and dock. Unique.
727 Windmill Dr , Freeland, WA 98249
Cliff House is a classic NW modern set on 12+ ac & designed by iconic NW architect Arne Bystrom. The home received the AIA award for design of the year in 1980 & is perched above 404 ft of beachfront with miles of exploration. Clear days reveal Mt Rainier & Seattle the skyline as whales, seals & eagles compete with a western sunset. Charming Seacliff Cottage is nestled nearby with its own private setting. 90 min frm Seattle & 10 min to Freeland amenities, this Whidbey estate checks all boxes!
3406 Bailer Hill Rd , San Juan Island, WA 98250
West side expansive gated estate perched high on a hill, with incredible views of freighters, boating traffic & whales. Entertain friends from the infinity patio overlooking one of the most incredible, panoramic views in the islands spanning from Vancouver to the Olympic Peninsula and depending on the time of year, can offer a private whale watching party. Remodel in 2012, this home has been elegantly updated and offers many amenities and features. Total SF of home is 5488.