Paul Hayden Kirk was a notable midcentury Pacific Northwest architect whose contributions to region-specific modern architecture are still being modeled from today. Many of the homes he designed around Seattle still stand, and that includes this five-bedroom, 2,610 square-foot midcentury modern in Normandy Park that just listed for $555K.
Located on half-an-acre of property, this residence evokes all of the trappings of the Pacific Northwest midcentury movement, including the way the home almost seems tucked into it’s natural surroundings.
Inside, all the expected features are present. Vaulted ceilings that end with big windows atop the ends of the home in order to ensure maximum natural light. There’s also a gas fireplace, built-ins, and so much wood in just about every room. The atrium-style entrance really opens up the space between the top and bottom floors as well.
Downstairs you’ll find a daylight lower level with it’s own fireplace and a garage with shop. Out back, a deck overlooks the woods and Sequoia creek. There’s also a pathway down if you want a closer look.
There’s definitely some time capsule action going on here but it also seems like the kind midcentury that could be easily renovated without losing the charm of it’s era. Consider it an investment in Seattle’s architectural past as well as it’s future.
- 1138 SW Shorebrook Drive, Normandy Park [Windermere]