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Bold and bright Laurelhurst midcentury lists for $1.3M

This house is 1955’s vision of modern life

Haris Kenjar

This three-bedroom midcentury in Laurelhurst’s bold, sleek midcentury modern design is highlighted with bright, clean interiors, preserving a vision from 1955 in a home that’s luxurious today.

Hallmark midcentury walls full of windows let light soak into the home, working in tandem with the smaller intricacies of the home’s design. The ceilings feature exposed beams and hidden skylights tucked away for an engaging, functional design that lets in light without too much attention to itself.

Built into a hillside, neither floor of the home is secondary. Both feature sleek living areas that draw the eye, light from large windows, and access to the outdoors, from either the driveway or wide swaths of wooden deck.

A large fireplace anchors living areas both upstairs and downstairs. The wide, white-brick pillar extends through both floors.

Still, the centerpiece of the home seems to be the upstairs kitchen and living area, with high ceilings featuring multiple layers for an airy feeling and extra light from embedded skylights.

While the midcentury bones of the house are intact and meticulously maintained, the home’s lifestyle has been upgraded since 1955, with brand-new appliances in the kitchen and bathrooms. Settled near the west edge of Laurelhurst, it’s also near the Link Light Rail—another modern-modern amenity.

The price tag is steep, but typical for the Laurelhurst beach club community: $1.3 million.