Built in 1959, only one family – the architect’s own – has ever lived here
This Seattle midcentury modern is a time capsule of the most delightful nature. Designed and built by an architect for his own family in 1959, this is the first time 2425 N.W. Blue Ridge Drive has been on the market … ever.
The classic midcentury lines of the home are the work of Architect Norman Overland. Overland built the home for his wife, Rosina Mary Overland, and it is in this home that the couple raised their two daughters.
According to the original blue print sketch, Overland envisioned the 2,200-square-foot abode exactly as it appears now. The signature angularity that defines midcentury modern design – as well as generous use of the wood and glass – create a gorgeous frame for the home’s setting, offering views of Edmonds, Kingston, Whidbey Island, and the Olympics.
The sense that Seattle’s most stunning nature is right outside is more than just an effect of Overland’s midcentury aesthetic. The home is located within the Blue Ridge community, with a private park, pool, and beach access just steps away.
Your chance to be the second-ever owner of this historic, preserved home comes with a price tag of $1.113 million. Touring it, however, is free: just scroll down.
The home is frozen in time, a classic late ’50s midcentury modern overlooking the water.
Inside, we see midcentury hallmarks: beamed ceilings; a large stone double-sided fire-place anchoring the wood paneled living room; and dining room on other side.
Stunning views abound in this house, framed by floor to ceiling glass here in the living room.
Main level living with masterful planned living room.
The dining area offers easy, intimate access to both the kitchen and the outdoors.
The kitchen is retro magic, and opens onto the dining room for a convivial flow throughout the entire main floor.
Here we have a closer look at the views offered by the home’s northwesterly orientation.
There are four bedrooms and three bathrooms. This one features an original built-in closet.
The best midcentury homes have basements meant for fun, and this one is no exception. A fireplace and classic “Mad Men” ambiance add to the charm of this lower level.
The lower level has its own kitchenette/wet bar set up.
The home is part of the Blue Ridge Community which grants private access to this park, its pool, and the beach beyond.
Here is Norman Overland’s original sketch for 2425 N.W. Blue Ridge.
Seattle Architect Norman Boyd Overland and his wife Rosina Mary Overland.
Written By Anna Marie Erwert
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Anna Marie Erwert writes from both the renter and new buyer perspective, having (finally) achieved both statuses. She focuses on national real estate trends, specializing in the San Francisco Bay Area and Pacific Northwest.