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.
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.
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.
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.
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
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