Looking to modernize your home and need some inspiration? The Seattle Modern Home Tour is back for 2019! Enjoy a self-guided tour to see the various neighborhoods of Seattle while touring the featured homes and getting to know the architects, builders and designers behind them. If you’re in the process of updating your home or thinking about a remodel, this is a great opportunity to ask those pressing questions that can make or break a project. It’s not every day you get this opportunity to learn the tips and tricks behind creating a beautiful modern home!
360modern has been a longtime supporter of the Seattle Modern Home tour and we’re thrilled to be able to offer discounted tickets with coupon code 360MOD2019 when you purchase online prior to the event on April 27. Remember to purchase your tickets ahead of time! Online tickets are $40 ($35 with discount code 360MOD2019), or $50 at the door. Ticket purchases benefit the Seattle Architecture Foundation.
“The Seattle Modern Home Tour is traditionally the first tour in our annual Pacific Northwest series, and it’s one we always look forward to. Seattle’s modern movement in the area of residential architecture and design is inspiring and amazing. Every year we are fortunate enough to showcase some truly incredible designs from some of the area’s leading architects and home builders.”James Leasure — MA+DS Founder and President
DATE: April 27, 2019, 11:00am – 5:00pm
WHERE: Neighborhoods throughout Seattle
DETAILS: Ages 12+ Only.
COUPON CODE: 360MOD2019 — $5 Off when you purchase online
($35 Online with code, $50 at the door)
How It Works:
1) Click here to get your tickets (You can preview the map and homes below!)
2) About 48 hours before tour day begins, check your email for our printable map and any last minute instructions.
3) Starting at 11AM on tour day, visit the homes in any order you wish and at your open pace. Meet the architects and designers, and find inspiration for your own modern lifestyle!
HOME #1: E. Thomas Street
Lane Williams Architects
Tightly fitted to a steeply sloping hillside site, this East Thomas Street three-level home enjoys
HOME #2: 16th Avenue
Best Practice/ Hybrid Architecture & Assembly
Big Mouth House was jointly developed by three architects: Kailin Gregga, Steven Lazen and Rob Humble. Located in the Squire Park neighborhood of Seattle’s Central District, the property consists of three attached townhomes (one unit at 1,850 sf and additional two units at 1,400 sf each).
The interiors of the townhomes are large, airy, open spaces that take advantage of the property’s mostly western views. Open rafters in the ceilings of the living and dining rooms help shape these large rooms and create height and volume. Each unit has a rooftop deck that overlooks the city’s downtown skyline. Seattle muralist SAM WOOD WILSON painted a custom geometric mural which covers the rooftop area. A private and lushly landscaped walkway between the street and the alley leads you to each entrance. Vertical black metal panel cladding envelops the exterior, bringing a cohesiveness to the three attached homes. Pink powder coated metal provides pops of color on the front facade window and railings to juxtapose and lighten the dark facade. All three units were designed with a lower level income Accessory Dwelling Unit (ADU). These ADU’s are connected to the interior of the townhomes, but also come equipped with a separate entrance.
HOME #3: Lake House
E. Cobb Architects
One of the few remaining large Seattle lots in Seward Park, a combination of circumstances has enabled a remarkable park-like character to exist for decades, resisting the temptation to subdivide into smaller residential parcels.
With the 55thAvenue South platted 700 feet from the lake shore, and the original home holding a dominant position in the middle of the property, a set of distinctive site experiences were already created on the site: a residential porch environment shared with neighbors at the driveway, a group of ornate interior gardens between the hedged site and the house, and rolling lawns with towering evergreens sloping to the lakeshore.
HOME #4: Atlas Place SW
Finch Design & Production Inc.
From the architect: I designed and built the house for me and my wife as a dramatic-yet-serene place to live and work. We enjoy expansive views of both the sound and Olympic Mountains and our large private yard was featured on the West Seattle Garden tour last year. The house features a dramatic, open steel-staircase that connects two design studios: my wife’s lighting design/art studio on the bottom floor, which features high ceilings and opens to the garden, and my office on the top floor. We have a koi pond to greet you as you enter the property through a pivoting gate in the glass entry way. I performed most tasks personally; the lighting design was completed by my wife’s company, DePelecyn Studio.
HOME #5: E. Roy Street
E. Cobb Architects
In 1905, East Roy street was lined with crisp, ornate traditional homes. Expressive rooflines, dormers, turrets, leaded bay windows, and generous front porches, all layered with delicate painted wood trim, created a lively, dancing street.
110 years later, the Seattle drizzle had won the battle of time. Many of these homes had been replaced, heavily remodeled, with only a few original structures surviving.
1422 East Roy was one of the survivors, but only as a shadow of its original identity. New Owners, a young family seeing past the absence of eaves, porches and detail, posed a challenge to their architects: “Could aspects of this traditional house be blended with a language of modern space and detail, without embarking on an excessive restoration project?”
HOME #6: 38th Avenue W
Builder: Next Century Modern
Architect: Stan Hanson
At the intersection of Sophisticated and Fun, this custom home in beautiful Magnolia serves up a winning combination of stylish design, impeccable craftsmanship, fabulous floorplan, and VIEWS! Three sets of accordion doors facilitate indoor/outdoor living…front & back patios, sport court, and turf yard with putting green. Huge rooftop deck with hot tub has views sweeping from Baker to Rainier, and beyond. Decadent master suite with floor-to-ceiling City/Mtn/Water views. Kitchen built to entertain. This home is currently listed for sale.
2019 Seattle Modern Home Tour Map
This year, Seattle Modern Home Tour is partnering with acclaimed interior designer Michelle Dirske for a Sunday Seminar on modern interior design. Take a deep dive into the world of modern interior design and renovation as Michelle guides attendees through the process of construction, layout, color, texture, and other critical considerations for creating an amazing modern space. This is a separately ticketed event. Get your tickets here.