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Midcentury Ralph Anderson home listed on Mercer Island for $1.6 million

A sleek home surrounded by trees

Courtesy of Engel and Völkers

Nestled in a third of an acre of hillside a couple of blocks from the coastline on Mercer Island, this remodeled Ralph Anderson-designed home sits at the cusp of midcentury modern and northwest contemporary.

Built in 1966, the style fits in with many eastside midcentury homes—a basement rambler with a wide back deck overlooking a greenbelt—but inside it’s full of Anderson hallmarks.

Anderson’s signature skylights make an appearance on the front porch.

Inside, an open layout is topped by a soaring, exposed-beam ceiling. It’s anchored by a tall fireplace, in this case brick with a wood-panel accent. In the middle, a wide, thin pillar breaks up the space and complements the fireplace.

A wide glass door opens from the living room to the back porch, bringing dense evergreen trees right into the space.

A second, smaller fireplace nestles in the back of a huge kitchen, complete with a nook for storing firewood.

Above the staircase to the lower floor, another skylight brings a little extra light down. Here, the home’s four bedrooms look over the backyard and the evergreens.

The 3,500-square-foot home is listed for $1.58 million.