Because of his historical restoration work in Pioneer Square, Ralph Anderson was known as the father of the neighborhood. But that’s not the only place you can see his influence around Seattle—he was also a prolific residential architect, building coveted homes during the same era. He had a large role in shaping Northwest Modern architecture, characterized by, among other things, geometric forms that interplay with the natural features surrounding the work.
All of that is to say that this is a gorgeous house. Floor-to-ceiling windows work along with a skylight to practically bring the sky into the living room.
A second-floor loft, including a library, benefits from the light drenching the main living area.
The home’s two bedrooms include a master with two sets of glass-paned French doors to a balcony to let the morning air in.
And of course, what would a $3 million Queen Anne home be without a virtually unmarred Space Needle view? (Don’t worry, we hear they’re adding a couple more to round things out.)
It’s kind of hard to see from the street, it’s kind of part of the appeal—Midcentury-style sophistication with Northwest-style seclusion.
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