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Sleek and bright L. Jane Hastings home listed for $1.3M

With views of the city, the water, and the mountains

A slim, triangular house with a visible solarium Realogics Sotheby’s International Realty

Nearly to the northern edge of West Seattle in North Admiral is a sleek, 1983 contemporary home with bold angles, opening to views of Elliott Bay and Downtown.

This slice of contemporary architecture was designed by Lois Jane Hastings, who started as the only woman in her University of Washington architecture class in 1946. She’d go on to become the eighth woman to be licensed as an architect in Washington State and the first woman president of the American Institute of Architects Seattle chapter.

A dining room with floor-to-ceiling windows and a cutout of cathedral ceiling leading to a skylight. wall to the right also features large windows separating the dining room from another room.
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A living room with windows on both visible walls, including a sliding glass door to a view deck. Downtown Seattle is visible through the windows.

The slim, triangular home was designed to fit on an irregularly-shaped, 3,285 foot lot looking over the bay. The building itself stacks up to 2,692 square feet, with three bathrooms and two bedrooms, plus an office or den that adjoins to a library.

Floor-to-ceiling windows, skylights, and interior glass details keep light flowing throughout the home, especially in the lush solarium. Get closer to that sunlight two view decks, or take a stroll down the hill to the southeast edge of Alki Beach.

A solarium with bright, curved windows on one side and large, square windows on the other. A tile floor has two wicker chairs on it, and some plants are growing in the half of the room closest to the curved window. Realogics Sotheby’s International Realty

In the late 1980s, tour map publishers Richard and Marjorie Ingalls bought the home, where they’ve lived ever since.

It’s no wonder the Ingalls family, with their bold, eye-catching map illustrations, enjoyed the house. They even made it their own, adding a water feature and koi pond to the atrium, a daylight elevator running to all three floors, and the library. The kitchen was remodeled with materials imported from Harrods in London.

A library with a staircase leading upstairs and two leather chairs with footrests Realogics Sotheby’s International Realty
A kitchen with chrome cabinets and hardware and a red accent wall

This house is both contemporary and, in many ways, a piece of Seattle history—but all that access to Seattle’s gorgeous natural world doesn’t hurt, either. Discover all the home’s wonders for $1.3 million.