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.
- 5249 West Mercer Way [Engel and Völkers]