A graduate of Seattle's Lincoln High School and the UW's School of Architecture, Alfred Fenwick Simonson designed buildings across the Pacific Northwest from banks to gas stations to warehouses and houses. One such house, a midcentury gem dubbed Heron House, is now available for the tidy sum of $1.1M. Refurbished by House Healers, this 3,300 square-foot residence is now a mixture of midcentury elements and historical Pacific Northwest architectural artifacts. Big beautiful windows run from the original cathedral ceilings to the gray oak flooring. The showpiece of the main living area remains the "wedge" fireplace, which mixes brick, copper, and mahogany. That kitchen island came courtesy of a Washington Sequoia redwood while the bold, black steel double doors that lead to the master suite were salvaged from Seattle's Calhoun Hotel. More repurposed furnishings throughout but don't forget to notice the double-wooded lot with a creek running through out. There's also a two-car detached garage with cedar walls and gallery windows for your showcase vehicles or as a workspace.
· Artfully Refashioned Mid-Century Classic [HH]
· Simonson, Alfred F [WEWA]