While they were house hunting in Seattle, Bob and Michele Conrad met builder Todd Lozier and he told them about a project he was working on, a 1966 house designed by modernist architect Ralph Anderson in Bellevue’s Clyde Hill neighborhood. They drove over to see the house-in-process—and instantly fell in love with the property.
The large lot had great light, an air of privacy (they felt as if there were no neighbors), and a peaceful silence. How could the Conrads not buy it?
Siding and trim were painted a dark gray (the paint color is Sherwin-Williams Iron Ore) to give the house a crisp modern feel and blend into the landscape, says Staton: “The boldly drawn architecture of this Ralph Anderson residence dictates the look and feel of the landscaping, second only to its functionality.”
“The primary focus was the outdoor living spaces: multiple decks, raised fire pit, and an outdoor kitchen make this home perfect for entertaining, and their more than generous size and configuration provide a harmonious segue between the Scandinavian-influenced interior and the outdoor,” says Staton.