843 NE 100th St. | Seattle | 98125
Architecture by: James Chiarelli
Offered by: Tanya Wilson, Windermere Real Estate
Built: 1948, 3 Bedroom, 2.5 Bathrooms, 1700 Square Feet
Designed and constructed between 1948 and1950 by notable Pacific Northwest architect James Chiarelli as his personal residence, this home is a model of simplistic beauty. It’s strategically sited to create privacy from the street while floor-to-ceiling window walls along the back frame views of the immense, wooded, magical backyard. With the main floor slightly cantilevered from the foundation (a Chiarelli trademark), the house appears to float above the landscape. Spaces are defined by freestanding elements, while black terrazzo floors with flecks of abalone shell create continuity. The master bedroom is in its own wing of the L-shaped floor plan, allowing for windows on three sides to bring the outside in. A generous use of wood and reflective lighting create warmth and ambience. The current owner, Craig McNary, who purchased the house from its second owners, the Dore Family, has spent a year fastidiously restoring and updating th e home. Both McNary and the Dores were incredibly sensitive to Chiarelli’s original vision. The Dores had begun the process of having the home protected as a landmark prior to selling to McNary, and they worked together on the final steps, getting the home listed in the National Register of Historic Places, Washington Heritage Register, and as a City of Seattle Landmark.