How do you turn a $1.44M home into a $2.5M home? Hire Tom Kundig.
The noted Seattle architect was brought in by winemaker Charles Smith after Smith purchased Paul H. Kirk's Dowell Residence in Seward Park in 2014. The classic Seattle midcentury modern, most recognizable because of it's two-level interior courtyard, received a multitude of upgrades including new walnut cabinets, a Wolf six-burner range and a dining-room pass-through for the kitchen. Some of the original details, including the pink bathroom tiles and restitched bamboo closet screens, remained.
Now, two years after purchasing it and gussying it up, Smith is selling. Given the work that's gone into the place and the name of the guy who did that work, he's looking for $2.5 million this time around.
Speaking in 2015, Smith said of the house that he felt "like I’m in James Bond’s house or one of the evil guys." So keep an eye out for trap doors and death lasers.
· 5756 Wilson Ave S [Estately]
· Paul Kirk's Dowell Residence Gets a Tom Kundig Makeover [CS]
· Winemaker Charles Smith moves to Seattle and into a Midcentury marvel [ST]