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Jan 13, 2013 9:31AM

I live in Seattle and I enjoy contemporary residential architecture. We're seeing more and more of it here. Much of it has become formulaic so very quickly so it's great to see them doing something original. At the same time the question of place, or moreso, placement comes up. Seattle has a bungalow/Craftsman tradition and a lot of wretched 60s/70s homes. It ain't elegant but over time those structures.....live side by side in reasonable harmony. In 40 years how will this home look in this neighborhood? Will it ever "fit in"? Does it need to? I feel sad for the home to the right of this one. It looms over them. I wonder if this couple ever considered their impact on the neighbors or if their vision, creativity and pocketbook made those considerations moot?


Dec 6, 2012 7:00AM

Home design continues to move to more modern, healthy, and green.....its a beautiful home....

green and modern design are a growing market........see     award winning green home in St Petersburg Fla....its for sale........

Dec 5, 2012 9:04PM
The only thing that I like about that house is the roof top view. It just reaks of, LOOK AT US. And who wants to climb all those stairs when your ready for bed, well if your still young then.....
Dec 4, 2012 10:56PM
Dec 4, 2012 9:25PM
looks like a waste of norwegian architecture surrounded by contemporary and traditional house design. Can you say "attention hungry"?"

Dec 4, 2012 8:58PM
That is one butt-ugly house! And in Seattle no less....
Dec 4, 2012 8:43PM
We're in the process of researching bulders/architects to build our new home. It takes a lot of courage and energy to put a blog like this together of what to do/not to do and to build a house that is one of a kind. It's very informative for folks starting out to build the first home. Art is in the eye of the beholder. Especially for modern contemporary homes, accept the fact that they all will look different than traditional homes. It's neither good, bad, or ugly.  
Dec 4, 2012 8:10PM
I love this house! It's so airy and uncluttered. I love the whimsical designs, too. It's great to have such a beautiful view to look at everyday.
Dec 4, 2012 7:19PM
Dec 4, 2012 7:05PM
Eh, I couldn't live in that house. Waaay to many open windows, not enough privacy.
Dec 4, 2012 6:51PM

What you ppl don't know or fail to realize is that this house was build for show,

and not for ppl living in it 70% of the time, it's a vacation house..

Ppl with money sometimes do things not like normal ppl do..

 It's almost like having or buying an expensive art work for ppl to look at something different, wonder, and appreciate the beauty or thought behinds ones imagination in Art or Architecture..

That's if you understand the meaning of creativity, and the realization of without creative ppl, we'll be living in a boring world..

Dec 4, 2012 6:49PM
I live in a craftsman and love it - but can appreciate this house as well.  And to have a view of Puget sound?  Nice!
Dec 4, 2012 6:23PM

To each their own, but I want my home to have a timeless style.  The French, Italian, Spanish & Greek style of architecture will be just as beautiful to future generations as it is to us, just as it was to our grandfathers.  An old, or old style home can be updated with modern amenities.  I don't know, I guess some people really go for that post modern/industrial/office building look.  I spend enough time in an office; I'll be damned if I'm gonna spend $800K to LIVE in one!

Dec 4, 2012 5:47PM
Everything seems so flat and way too symmetrical. Other than the outside, the place has no character to it.

If I had the money I would just buy a turn of the century mansion and update it a bit.
Dec 4, 2012 5:20PM
People express their inner desires by developing a futuristic home that has characteristics that we can't fully appreciate. To each their own. I'm sure that all zoning requirements have been met. The inside has to be really beautiful. The outside impresses the neighbors, but the inside is what the owners have to see every day.
Dec 4, 2012 4:45PM
I would love to have a futuristic home, but this home just looks too boring...And, small...
Dec 4, 2012 4:13PM
So let me get this straight. 225,000 for a lot that was basically useless due to size and grade  575,000 for construction    total of  800,000 for the home when similar homes of the size are selling for 400,000   Have fun packing groceries up flights of stairs in your ugly overpriced robot jackazzes
Dec 4, 2012 4:08PM
How does that house even manage to stand upright? The designers must've known what they were doing.
Dec 4, 2012 3:47PM

For me, it's kinda creepy. I mean just thinking about the future and everything. It's like a whole different world.

Dec 4, 2012 2:44PM
It's awesome people should do what makes "Them" happy and not worry about the jealous unhappy haters
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