This Saturday, March 22, between 11 a.m. and 5 p.m., the 2014 Seattle Modern Home Tour will be going on, giving you the chance to check out some of the city's most unique and certainly most modern houses.
Modern Home Tours give people a chance to explore and view some of the greatest examples of modern architecture right in their own city via self-guided driving tour. This a fantastic, fun-filled day of local sight-seeing and open-house-style visits for anyone who loves architecture, interior design, real estate, or simply checking out "that cool house I always drive by." While participating homeowners get to show off their cool, modern dwellings to neighbors for a day, it is the Seattle architects that really get the spotlight in this city-wide gallery of their work. The houses included on the tour are…
A gorgeous home in Leschi Park, originally built in the '80s, and recently renovated by Robert Hutchison to remain faithful to the original geometry, but showcase a new vocabulary of architecture.
In Maple Leaf, see the inside and out of local notable architect James Chiarelli's personal residence, built between 1948 and 1950, but renovated by the current owners to update the interior while remaining incredibly faithful to the original design. The home is a bridge between classic mid-century modern and today's design; it is listed in the National Register of Historic Places, Washington Heritage Register, and as a City of Seattle Landmark.
The awe-inspiring Magnolia-neighborhood penthouse apartment in a complex designed by Eric Cobb that features engaging expansive rooftop terraces for outside living with views of Elliott Bay and Mount Rainier, designed by Eric Cobb.
A second home by Eric Cobb, stretching across the full southern end of the Madison Park block, that features amazing open light-filled spaces and impressive-but-carefully-controlled outdoor decks and terraces. This home was a highlight of the 2012 tour.
A very impressive one-story mid-century home in West Seattle, designed by Richard Bonner, that features fantastic open spaces, a huge kosher kitchen, and an angled wall to match the direction of nearby Fauntleroy Way.
The Rogue House sits atop the Issaquah Highlands Harrison Street neighborhood. Harrison Street provides the Eastside's greatest view lots capturing both the Seattle and Bellevue skylines. The Rogue House is a 4-Star Built green home with many custom features not typically available to newly developed homes making it one of the highest Quality homes available on the market in the Issaquah Highlands.
Check out a full map of where the home are located here and find out more about purchasing tickets here. Proceeds benefit The Seattle Architecture Foundation.
If you're interested in winning two free tickets to the Modern Home Tour, all you need to do is leave a comment below saying which of the six houses you're most interested to check out. We'll pick a winner at random from the qualifying comments. Make sure you don't just leave a "guest" comment, otherwise we won't know who you are…
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