As you're well aware by now, if Ralph Anderson built in, we're probably going to need to discuss it. Synonymous with Pacific Northwest design and preservationism, Anderson's homes often stand the test of time with rustic, natural interiors that act as cathedrals to nature around them. Such is the case in this 4-BR, 2.5-bath Normandy Park residence that just hit the market asking $900K. It was built in 1968 and the original owner is the one selling, so clearly they must have been happy with the job he did. Situated on private acreage, the home is surrounded by forestation on most sides with an open view of Puget Sound to another, the perfect setting for Anderson's work.
All the usual features are here: soaring ceilings, walls of glass and gorgeous woodwork. Simple and classic but that's all you need. The current owner certainly leaned in to the wood color scheme but you could bring your own splashes of whimsy into this space and really make it pop. The mid-century vibe is strong in some rooms but maybe that's part of the attraction as well.
· 660 SW 199th Place, Normandy Park [Windermere]
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