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Fred Bassetti midcentury on Mercer Island lists for $1.1M

Another classic midcentury from one of the region's masters

Fred Bassetti and midcentury modern go together like Seattle and being passive-aggressive. The architect behind Seattle Municipal Tower, Henry M. Jackson Federal Building, and the Seattle Aquarium is just as well known for the many residence designs he left behind and one of them on Mercer Island just listed for $1.095M.

The four-bedroom, 2,420 square-foot home was originally built in 1963 by Theo Caldwell. Located at the end of a lane surrounded by trees and peekaboo views of the water, it’s a classic Pacific Northwest experience.

You get all of the expected features. Huge windows, vaulted wood ceilings, and two huge brick fireplaces. We imagine one of the fireplace walls has been distressed on purpose but either way it lends the space an air of natural erosion that fits. The kitchen has been renovated but still exudes midcentury charm with the wood cabinets and island. The chalkboard is a fun low-tech inclusion.

Outside, the private yard setting surrounded by old growth trees has a lot of potential for parties or just letting the kids play.

· 7282 W Mercer Way, Mercer Island [Windermere]