Happy Wednesday, Seattle! It’s time to take a look at a cool home and learn a little bit about Seattle’s history. Surprisingly though, we’ll be getting out of the city and taking a short ferry ride over to Bainbridge Island. Let’s check out the former family home of Jack Christiansen.
If you’re new to Seattle you probably don’t know about buildings like the Kingdome. It was the OG Lumen Field and was engineered by Christiansen, in fact, he was known for his work in thin shell concrete buildings. What’s more, his design and engineering principles were unique, and still are, believing that buildings should be built to last 1000 years.
Talk about someone interested in longevity and in some ways sustainability. Of course, in a city dominated by Amazon and other tech corporations, buildings that last for a 1000 years don’t make any money. So the Kingdome, like many other iconic Seattle buildings was demolished in the early 2000s.
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As Christiansen was so into concrete, can you guess what his former Bainbridge Island home has a lot of? Yes, concrete. The home is a stunning example of early NW modernist architecture. It’s constructed on a series of free-standing concrete platforms supported by individual posts, making it truly sculptural on a grand scale.
With 4 bedrooms, 4 bathrooms, over 3,400 square feet, and a parcel size of over 2 acres of waterfront, this home has plenty of space. The updated interiors feature beautiful finishes in a luxurious neutral palette and overlook spectacular views of the water and the Olympic Mountain range. You can relax indoors in the sprawling interior or hit the water in your kayak thanks to your own beach.
If you have $4.750 million to spend, don’t miss this chance to own a significant piece of NW architectural history. You can see more of the home on Sotheby’s website.
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