Search for Modern Homes- 360º Modern is the premier Pacific Northwest consortium of real estate brokers specializing in the buying and selling of modern homes.
Seattle grew quickly after World War II and the suburbs began to expand. Spurring this growth were the veterans and industrial workers who had come to help with the war effort. Although the early century Craftsman Bungalow is by far the most common style of home in North Seattle, there are several pockets that have a distinctively Modern sensibility.
Neighborhoods like Wedgwood, Hawthorne Hills, and View Ridge were largely developed post-war, and contain a large number of modern gems. View Ridge, as the name would imply, offers stellar views of Lake Washington and the community of Inverness is a "Hilltop-like" neighborhood off of Sand Point Way with underground utilities , covenants to protect views and easy access to the Burke Gilman Trail.
The area is large, spanning north of the ship canal and east-west between Puget Sound and Lake Washington, with many diverse communities. From the previously working class neighborhood of Ballard to quirky Fremont and north to the active Greenlake area, or perhaps to the private, forested acres of Lake Forest Park, there is a neighborhood for everyone. The full range of housing can be found here, from the entry-level "affordable" modern home of Shoreline to the grandest, most elegant design by Roland Terry in Highland Park.
August 4th, 2011
Can Modern and Traditional live happily side by side? You betcha. Especially in Seattle's Laurelhurst neighborhood. Located in the northeast part of the city, much of Laurelhurst was originally developed in the 1920s and 30s. Its large storybook Tudors and upscale Colonials beautifully reflect the residential architecture …
July 26th, 2011
If you want to see one of the largest concentrations of mid-century homes in Seattle, visit Olympic Manor in Crown Hill (north Ballard). The main entrance is at NW 85th Street and 23rd Avenue NW. Once, this was the site of the popular Olympic Golf Course, built in 1927. But Seattle's post-war economic boom brought …