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Midcentury Crown Hill home designed by architect Ibsen Nelsen

By August 22, 2022

Crown Hill, Houses

Built in 1957, 9634 15th Ave. NW is a one-of-a-kind home that reflects its architect’s core belief that great design should be accessible to everyone. Ibsen Nelsen, best known as the architect behind Seattle’s Museum of Flight, devised this home to reflect the hallmark details of the era and make the most of its outdoor space.

Luckily, Nelsen’s original vision for the property has remained intact over the years—from the fixtures and built-ins he designed himself to the high ceilings, wood beams and oversized windows found throughout. The main floor boasts an open, circular layout with dark-wood statement walls and an eat-in bar off the kitchen. All three of the home’s bedrooms are located off of one hallway, culminating at the primary bedroom—complete with a wall of built-in closets and direct access to a covered patio. Speaking of the yard, it offers multiple, private spaces for recreating, relaxing, gardening and entertaining. Meanwhile, the spacious lower-level can be utilized in a number of ways—as a rec room, guest spaces media room or shop.

In addition to the Museum of Flight, Nelsen also designed Seattle’s Inn at the Market and several buildings at Western Washington University in Bellingham. The architect and University of Washington professor was active in civic matters and championed historic preservation of landmark buildings in Seattle, including historic buildings in Pioneer Square and in the Pike Place Market.

Listed by Joyce Juntunen and Christine Hill, Coldwell Banker Bain | Listed at $1,050,000