When most people think of architects Robert ReichertYou think of the Egan House, which was Seattle’s first foray into the world of expressive modernism. Some of the same features of this home are evident in the 2-BR home at 2500 3rd Ave W in Queen Anne that Reichert built for himself and his mother in 1954. The most striking resemblance is that Original roof massagewhich has a strong impact on many of the interiors. An upstairs office corner feels more like a closed space than an open space. The tall form of the house also had a practical reason. Reichert installed an organ and required the height for the pipes of the instrument that rose from the music room. He viewed the house itself as such a form of self-expression that the original black-and-white patterned exterior, which featured bold graphics, stood out clearly from the surrounding houses in the neighborhood. So much so that it was years later unfortunately repainted so that the house gets back in step with its neighbors. Ask $ 549KThe 1,400-square-foot home remains an architectural document in Seattle worth preserving, even if it’s just a shell of its former self.
2500 3rd Ave W. [Estately]
· A rare glimpse into Seattle’s architectural landmark, Egan House [CS]
Reichert, Robert G. [WEWA]