Yeon Masterpiece

Architect John Yeon designed this amazing 1952 home- a perfect example of his NW contemporary vision. Named the Swan House, after Dr. Swan who originally commissioned it, and featured in last years Street of Eames tour, the home sits beautifully into the almost four acres of landscape, with a slate roof and natural finish on the board and batten siding.

The living room opens up to a a light filled space with hemlock paneling on the walls and high ceilings. A wide inviting built in sofa next to the fireplace faces a large bank of windows, one of many original features of this well preserved home.

The dining area faces a bank of windows to the very private rear of the home with a stretch of lawn, a lovely setting both day and night for gatherings. I love the arrangement of bedrooms- often found in architect designed homes of this era- a generous master suite on one side of the house, with the other two bedrooms well separated from the master. Two very large rooms downstairs could easily be used as a media area, family room, or office space. An attic area has it's own full bath and would make lovely guest quarters. Many of the homes large windows are accompanied by ventilator panels which one can open and close and act as an air conditioning system.

The home's systems and baths have been well updated. It's setting in the Sylvan-Hoyt Arboretum area feels like a world away from the downtown, even though it's easily within a 10-15 minute drive. $1,795,000