In 1983, it won the Times/AIA Home of the Month. In 2017, this $1,600,000 Modern home in Innis Arden still looks modern, and still looks like it could win awards. It is certainly unique.
View properties inspire panoramas. Look out across a half-acre lot to the waters of the Puget Sound, the opposite shore, and sights west.
This Bill Bastida original has panoramas looking back the other way. The house is based on a long, low, curving wall that sweeps along the property. A few angles are inevitable, but the feel is of flow.
Indoors are more wide views.
The living room lives with a built-in arc of furniture oriented towards the view and encouraging a unconventional perspective.
A solarium curves a wall of windows into a roof of windows along a long line that stretches from the kitchen to yet another circular nook. That could also be plenty of storage along that wall.
It may not inspire panoramas, but the master suite takes the spa label more literally than most. The jetted tub and glass-block shower are nice enough touches. But, it is the addition of spaciousness that provides enough room for a counter and sitting area. Truly lounge afterwards to continue the indulgence.
At its core, it is a four bedroom, three and a half bathroom, 4,010 square-foot house with the level of amenities to expect from decades of being a showpiece. Skylights, a modern kitchen and dining area, are timeless. About the only dated piece is the big brick room divider that seems like a reminder of an earlier time and style.
After all of that modernity, wander outdoors for patios and gardens for that other timeless entertainment, those natural panoramas.
- 18208 Ridgefield Rd NW, Shoreline [Estately]
- 18208 Ridgefield Rd NW, Shoreline [Windermere]