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A woodsy midcentury home by Carl F. Gould, Jr.

By May 8, 2020

Houses, Matthews Beach, Wedgwood

9005 42nd Ave NE is tucked away in Wedgwood on a 1.7-acre property that feels far removed from the city. The grounds are enough to write home about—sprawling patios, walking trails, a chicken coop—even without the stunning 1958 home, designed somewhere between midcentury modern and Northwest Contemporary.

The architect, Carl F. Gould, Jr., is the son of Carl F. Gould, Sr., famed for designing many University of Washington buildings, including Suzzallo Library. Here, the younger Gould blends the 4,000-square-foot house seamlessly into the landscape. Narrow floor-to-ceiling windows under vaulted ceilings look like doorways into the forest. Exterior corridors lend a treehouse vibe, connecting both outdoor and indoor spaces. Wide decks above and below make the trees part of the home.

The interior has plenty of highlights all its own, like the statement fireplace in the living room, a large, open kitchen that blends old and new, and little pockets of clerestory window where the gables face inward.

Listed by Charles and Thomas Cowan, Windermere | Priced at $1.6 million

Sarah was a contributing writer to Urban Living. She can’t sell you a house (but Matt and team can!), but she’ll talk about them for as long as anybody will listen.