970 NW Elford Drive, Seattle, Washington, United States, 98177
The Studio House stands as architect Tom Kundig’s breakthrough project – one that brought him in contact with a client and patron who shares and supports his vision of purity in the interplay of light with massing, and who was excited to experiment with raw materials in creating an interactive dwelling that was “rooted in the past, yet predictive of the future.”
To this end, intentionally rustic and proven materials, such as uncoated structural steel and site-formed concrete are celebrated for the strength and connection to the elemental that they provide. In contrast, the spaces are carefully edited, adhering to the disciplined, modernist line that has come to define Kundig’s work.
This is very much a residence and an architectural statement that begs to be experienced in real time. The strict massing of the structure and meticulous sighting on its territory are gleefully contrasted with huge industrial and almost Rube Goldbergian fans and playfully interactive mechanical systems.
Opulent spaces are made simple with the most austere fixtures, while structure soars and inspires and connects the indoors with nature through magnificently orchestrated walls of glass. Light is treated as the final building material in this living sculpture.
Annual Taxes: $21,498 (2013)
House Size: 7,140 Sq. Ft.
Lot Size: 0.80 Acres
Bathrooms: 5 Full, 1 Partial
Specialty Items: Designed by Architect Tom Kundig, Built in 1997, Walls of Glass, Swimming Pool.
Address: 970 NW Elford Drive, Seattle, Washington, United States, 98177
Listing Agent: Moira Holley & Scott Wasner of Realogics Sotheby’s International Realty