"I tried to use a lot of wood, and I tried to work with the contours, textures and vegetation of the Northwest, the wooded environment. Quite often I would have big, hovering roofs that would open up to the view." That's noted Pacific Northwest architect Ralph Anderson talking about his style. It's something to keep in mind while you peruse the 5-BR, 3.5-bath Clyde Hill home he designed in 1977 that just hit the market asking $2.48M. Perched on a hill and surrounded by green, entering the residence is very much akin to walking into a livable shrine to the region. Soaring wood ceilings, geometric skylights, and walls of windows create a the atmosphere and the current owners Asian-themed inspirations make for a beautiful living area. The master suite includes a bathroom that's bigger than some bedrooms, including a solarium with heated floors, steam shower, sauna, and jetted tub. Down below there's a MIL unit for guests and out back it looks like there's a putting green and plenty more green to look at. Some of the rooms are showing their age so upgrades may be in order, but given what Anderson created, it's not a bad starting point to work with.
· 8610 NE 23rd Place, Clyde Hill [Windermere]
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