The listing for The Dowell Residence, in Seward Park, declares it "the region's most poignant example of Pacific Northwest Modernist residential architecture."
We don't know enough to agree or argue with that, but it sure is cool.
Noted architect Paul Hayden Kirk designed the home, at 5756 Wilson Ave. S., in 1953. Even if you can't afford the $1.5 million asking price, you can still tour the home on Thursday.
Kirk was born in Salt Lake City in 1914, moved to Seattle at age 8, graduated from Roosevelt High School in 1932 and earned his architecture degree from the University of Washington in 1937, according to the mid-century modern architecture website docmomo wewa (Documentation and Conservation of the Modern Movement, Western Wa.). He worked for several architects before starting his own firm in 1939 and designing homes for his older brother, Blair Kirk, who was a contractor.