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ARCHITECTURALLY SIGNIFICANT HOMES

A blueprint that transcends
past and present

Stunning architecture enhances any urban environment, with quality homes and other buildings being primary factors that help make a city more livable and visually appealing. Famed architects have left their mark on properties throughout the various neighborhoods of Seattle. Some were natives of the area, while others were drawn to the city’s energy and natural beauty. Home styles have taken many shapes over the past 175 years and reflect the distinct eras of Seattle’s history, from the times of the Gold Rush to the aerospace boom to the modern, futuristic look of the 21st century.

Ralph Anderson

Born on October 21, 1924, Ralph Anderson received his Washington State architectural license in 1954 after graduating from the University of Washington three years prior. Known mainly as a modernist, the Seattle native found inspiration in the rugged, wooded environment of the Pacific Northwest and became strongly associated with preservationism. These styles would resonate throughout his career, which blossomed after working for a decade building houses on Mercer Island and in Bellevue. In the 1960s, Anderson became one of the most important figures in the redevelopment of Pioneer Square in downtown Seattle, as well as the remodeling of several historical buildings in the Pike-Market neighborhood. Anderson passed away in 2010, but his influence lives on in the bones of homes and other buildings all over Seattle and its surrounding suburbs.

REPRESENTATIVE PROPERTIES

5528 S Othello St (Seward Park)

Breathtaking vistas overlooking Lake Washington, verdant, Asian-inspired gardens and Anderson’s signature style separate this Seward Park home from the pack. An open floorplan highlights his influence on the home, which has fused together a mixture of eclectic styles through the years. Junior represented the seller when this home went on the market in 2022.

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5528 S Othello St (Seward Park)

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Breathtaking vistas overlooking Lake Washington, verdant, Asian-inspired gardens and Anderson’s signature style separate this Seward Park home from the pack. An open floorplan highlights his influence on the home, which has fused together a mixture of eclectic styles through the years. Junior represented the seller when this home went on the market in 2022.

2242 12th Ave W (Queen Anne)

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The Queen Anne neighborhood was very special to Anderson and this landmark home reflects the spirit of the surrounding area and many of the architect’s signature qualities. Originally built in 1965, the home features spectacular views of Elliot Bay, Puget Sound and the Olympic Mountains. Junior represented the seller of the home, which was purchased in 2021.

Jim Olson

A founding partner at Olson Kundig, Jim Olson’s work can be seen around the world, from Seattle to Sydney to Berlin. Born in 1940 and educated at the University of Washington, Olson’s work has capitalized on the natural beauty found in each region where he builds. A focus on the aesthetic interplay of art, nature, and architecture, as well as the relationship between light and space has defined his career. Olson’s work has been featured in more than 1,000 publications worldwide, including The New York Times, the Wall Street Journal and Architectural Digest. Under his leadership, Olson Kundig has received an Architecture Firm Award from the American Institute of Architects and has been named to the Top Ten Most Innovative Architecture Firms in Architecture list by Fast Company on four separate occasions.

REPRESENTATIVE PROPERTY

2201 16th Ave E (Montlake)

Dramatically positioned deep within a secluded, arboreal section of Montlake, this stunning home fuses structural simplicity with elegant, cutting-edge details to reflect the unparalleled vibrancy so commonly associated with Olson’s work. Junior represented the buyer when this home was purchased in 2018.

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2201 16th Ave E (Montlake)

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Dramatically positioned deep within a secluded, arboreal section of Montlake, this stunning home fuses structural simplicity with elegant, cutting-edge details to reflect the unparalleled vibrancy so commonly associated with Olson’s work. Junior represented the buyer when this home was purchased in 2018.

Frank H. Perkins

Frank Herbert Perkins, originally from Southern California, would not arrive in Seattle until he was 53 years old in 1903. That didn’t stop him from building a legacy as one of the city’s premier architects, with a repertoire that included commercial buildings, homes, and apartment residences. Despite being arrested in 1905 for putting up a two-story building without a proper foundation, Perkins was one of just seven architects working in Seattle at the time, so his business flourished, and his reputation grew. It was widely reported that he had more than 100 standardized residential designs on retainer, and he churned through projects with a remarkable alacrity in the 1910s and 1920s. One of the city’s most notable neighborhoods, Capitol Hill, was built with many of his designs through commissions from the H.S. Turner Company and investor C.E. Farnsworth. Perkins passed away on May 2, 1929.

REPRESENTATIVE PROPERTIES

1824 24th Ave E (Montlake)

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Elegantly designed and built in 1910, this Montlake beauty features plenty of period-specific touches highlighting Perkins’ signature approach. Leaded windows, mahogany millwork, box-beam ceilings, and more exquisite detailing permeate this unique property. Junior represented the seller when the home sold in 2021.

Robert Humble

A Texas native, Robert Humble spent a decade making a name for himself in Seattle after moving to the area in 1993. In 2003, Humble became a founding partner at Hybrid Architecture, a role he still occupies today in addition to being a design principal at the firm. Robert’s work at Hybrid helped the firm earn a 2019 AIA Award of Honor for its work in urban infill multi-family design, build and development. Through the years, Humble’s work has taken a creative approach, delicately balancing elegance, efficiency, affordability, and sustainability to produce high-density, modern designs from the ground up. Humble and Hybrid continue to evolve with their surroundings to this day, with a unique focus across many disciplines that enhances urban redevelopment in Seattle and its surrounding areas.

REPRESENTATIVE PROPERTIES

3802 24th Ave S (Jefferson Park)

Conspicuously positioned with sleek interiors and an extraordinary exterior design to match, this Jefferson Park home known as Hill House has all the elements Humble and Hybrid pride themselves on achieving in their projects. Junior represented the buyer when this home was purchased in 2021.

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3802 24th Ave S (Jefferson Park)

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Conspicuously positioned with sleek interiors and an extraordinary exterior design to match, this Jefferson Park home known as Hill House has all the elements Humble and Hybrid pride themselves on achieving in their projects. Junior represented the buyer when this home was purchased in 2021.

Additional Properties

Through the years, Junior has also worked with several other local architects and designers on some stunning homes in the area, including the following:

4376 91st St (Mercer Island)

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Junior represented the buyer of this classic Dallas Ziegler-designed mid-century modern when the home sold in 2018. Originally built in 1959, an elegant backyard oasis, serene greenbelt and peek-a-boo views of Lake Washington made this home stand out.

9671 46th Ave SW (Fauntleroy)

A sublime fusion of wood, glass and stone seamlessly connected the fabled outdoors of the PNW region with an air of interior elegance in this modern marvel. Designed by local architect Terry Murakami, Junior represented the seller when this home sold in 2018.

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9671 46th Ave SW (Fauntleroy)

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A sublime fusion of wood, glass and stone seamlessly connected the fabled outdoors of the PNW region with an air of interior elegance in this modern marvel. Designed by local architect Terry Murakami, Junior represented the seller when this home sold in 2018.

2319 Federal Ave E (North Capitol Hill)

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This ultra-chic North Capitol Hill masterpiece was remodeled with a floorplan that you’ll be hard pressed to find anywhere else in Seattle. Designed with exquisite details by local designer Marc Blackwell, this home was sold in 2021, with Junior representing the buyer.

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