It’s ironic that Northwest Contemporary homes best exemplify the style when they’re unconventional, as if the convention is purposely unconventional. That’s true for this 1977 example that’s listed for $1,350,000 on Mercer Island.
It looks like they took every opportunity to play with angles. Walls, windows, and the roof cant out at whichever angle made best use of the space and the views. Why be square? Cathedral ceilings in the living room are a natural, especially when they bring in the views of nature.
Take a tour to see if the standard kitchen triangle works better in a polygon of a room. At least there’s enough room for a large fridge, double ovens, and a cooktop with six burners that is capped with a massive vent hood. With a choice of angles there’s a choice of orientations for the dining room table.
Bedrooms (3) fit into corners and the roof’s peak creating spaces that won’t be boring.
The two and a half bathrooms have bent walls as well. Handy for orienting mirrors, if done right.
Another nice twist is the pair of irregular fireplaces. A free-standing sphere sits beside the master bedroom, and a slice of a cone occupies a part of the top floor bedroom.
A notch provides a space for a triangular desk with a view.
The 2,740 square-foot home sits on more than 0.4 sloped acres. The multiple stories stretch up through the trees and are treated with sunrise views of framed sunrise views of the lake. Multiple levels of decks, balconies, and patios make it easy to find a spot to enjoy the view, listen for songbirds, and relax in nature.