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Historic West Seattle home designed by Dan Calvin

By April 8, 2021

Fauntleroy, Houses

Brimming with character, 9311 Fauntleroy Way SW is historic in more ways than one. The three-bedroom, three-bathroom home was designed by local architect Dan Calvin—a Ralph Anderson staffer and devotee of the Northwest Style of architecture. The 3,020-square-foot property is also the former home of aerospace legend Joe Sutter. During his tenure, the Boeing engineer’s contributions were so instrumental they earned him the nickname of “Father of the 747.”

Built in 1974, the property’s lush yard is full of leafy ferns and blooming rhododendrons sitting under mature trees. The front door opens into a grand entry that features soaring ceilings and warm, brick tile. Off to the side, a diminutive—but impressive—tree grows out of a plant pot, its branches extending beyond the height of the floating staircase. Very much alive, the 47-year-old tree has been passed down from every previous owner of the home.

Many original details remain across the home’s two-stories—the hardwood floors, wood-burning fireplace, stained glass, full-length windows and high ceilings. The sizable kitchen has been updated to include stainless steel appliances, a double oven and custom hood and granite counters. Enjoy morning coffee on the deck for sweeping views of the Puget Sound, including the Olympic Mountains and Vashon Island.

Just three blocks from downtown Fauntleroy, the property offers walkability to some of West Seattle’s favorite spots—including Lincoln Park, Wildwood Market, Endolyne Joe’s and Original Bakery.

Listed by Alex Nakamoto, John L. Scott, Inc. | Listed at $1,600,000