March 25, 2023


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On the Market: Tour the Historic Trogdon Home

Inbuilt 1963, the William and Dorothy Trogdon Home exemplifies mid century residing within the Northwest area. Photograph courtesy  of Navigator Northwest Corp.

Nestled right into a wooded hillside, surrounded by evergreen Douglas fir and pine bushes, the William and Dorothy Trogdon Home seamlessly connects with the pure world. Positioned in Spokane, Washington’s architecturally vital Rockwood Nationwide Register Historic District, the 1963-built dwelling is listed on the Spokane Register of Historic Locations. And proper now, it additionally occurs to be in the marketplace! Let’s have a look.


The Trogdon Home was envisioned by a workforce of husband-and-wife grasp architects, William and Dorothy Trogdon, who had been a few of the most profitable designers of economic and residential structure in Spokane from 1953 to 1984. Each attended Harvard College’s Graduate Faculty of Design, and William went on to check beneath the nice Walter Gropius, founding father of Germany’s Bauhaus Faculty of Design.

Notable Northwest designs by William Trogdon embody the 1965 Spokane airport terminal, a number of church buildings and lots of non-public houses. Collectively, the couple custom-designed and constructed the Trogdon Home, which served as the non-public residence for the couple and their youngsters. The ensuing dwelling was thought-about so lovely and revolutionary, with ideas resembling having the laundry room upstairs as a substitute of within the basement, that the house was featured within the July 1966 version of Sundown journal.

Mid Century Modern open floor plan living and dining room with oak floors
Oak hardwood planks present a focus within the expansive, 30-foot-wide mixture residing/eating room.


Trogdon Home has unmistakable options of the modernist motion, with geometric, trendy clear strains; minimal exterior ornamentation; a low-pitched roof; broadly overhanging open eaves; uncovered rafters and different structural members; concrete and wooden building; vast plate glass home windows and sliding glass doorways; asymmetrical window placement; vaulted ceilings; a mantle-less cobblestone fire; open-tread staircase; and pebbled concrete walkways. It has been lovingly cared for, and stays in glorious situation, with a excessive diploma of architectural integrity in authentic location, design, supplies, workmanship and affiliation.

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An unusual bench seat is built in, creating a cozy nook at the base of the staircase.
An uncommon bench seat is inbuilt, creating a comfy nook on the base of the staircase.
Mid Century Modern wood staircase
The glossy, open stairwell winds as much as a touchdown earlier than heading to the primary and second flooring.


The four-bedroom dwelling has an enormous, 30-foot residing/eating room, kitchen, household room/studio, basement storage, and a basement, two-car storage. Our favourite half? The open staircase, which is the center of the house and rises to a touchdown from the basement, persevering with on to the primary and second flooring. Crafted with luminous, polished wooden, the staircase additionally has a novel built-in bench seat at its base.

Within the residing/eating area, the north aspect is a complete wall of glass, with a pair of authentic glass sliding doorways and an identical set of mounted plate-glass home windows, permitting views onto the pure wooded hillside. A mantel-less fire, with a cobblestone encompass and concrete fireplace, additional provides mid century type to the realm.

Within the kitchen, the hardwood flooring function an extension in from the residing/eating area, and has tons of pure mild, courtesy of a 13-foot-wide row of steady plate-glass home windows. Within the 2000s, the kitchen was transformed to incorporate built-in casework, granite counter tops and trendy home equipment.

Mid Century Modern home with skylight
A skylight on the highest flooring floods all the stairwell space with pleasing pure mild.
In the master bedroom, the east and north walls illuminate the room with daylight via the sliding glass doors and matching floor-to-ceiling plate glass windows.
In the main bedroom, the east and north partitions illuminate the room with daylight through the sliding glass doorways and matching floor-to-ceiling plate glass home windows.


Upstairs, the main bedroom has an en suite rest room, in addition to a research/workplace space. Completed wooden vaulted ceilings and uncovered wooden structural beams proceed the sense of geometry and easy linear varieties. Flooring-to-ceiling sliding glass doorways onto the wood balcony, which is situated above a recessed first-floor deck.

The second-floor layout is spacious, including two bedrooms, a hall bathroom, a laundry/storage closet, and a master bedroom with an en suite bathroom and study/office.
The second-floor structure is spacious, together with two bedrooms, a corridor rest room, a laundry/storage closet, and a master suite with an en suite rest room and research/workplace.

Mid Century Fashionable Dwelling Particulars

  • Located on a pure wooded panorama with mature evergreens
  • Flooring-to-ceiling plate glass home windows
  • First-floor porch deck and second-floor balcony
  • Bedrooms : 4
  • Bogs: 3
  • Sq. Ft: 3,180
  • Central cooling, compelled air heating
  • Cobblestone fire

Wish to see extra? Take a look at this video tour.

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For inquiries, contact the itemizing brokers, Marc Nilson and Bryan Swanson with Navigator NW Actual Property (509) 893-2001, [email protected] and  [email protected], or go to