John Stewart Detlie is most well-known as an art director/set designer on 30's and 40's movies such as A Christmas Carol, Another Thin Man and Test Pilot, eventually winning an Academy Award for his work on the film Bitter Sweet. He was also a decorated architect with a degree from the University of Pennsylvania and many works to his name in Seattle and elsewhere. One local home he designed was this 5-BR/2.25-bath in Laurelhurst, which recently hit the market for just under $1.7M.
You get beautiful lake views whether you're inside the clean, open spaces behind giant windows or just outside them on outdoor decks and patios. The backyard slopes just slightly from the home towards the water, providing the Hollywood view and setting you'd expect to get.
· 3879 51st Ave NE [Estately]
· John S. Detlie [Wikipedia]