Hat tip to J.M. for sending this in from the Seattle Times:

THEY KNEW it the instant the real-estate agent opened the door. A jewel of a Midcentury modern in all its original, 60-years-ago glory. Untouched and in Broadmoor. Bones as cool as late-night jazz; interiors with that special mix of pooped out and wallpapery perky.

“We wanted to do the kitchen and dining room first,” says Nathan. He’s taking in what is now a warm, modern and comfortable place to conjure up dinner for two or a crowd. “But when that was finished it looked so great we thought, we have to do all of it.”

He’s right. It does look great. Gone is the washer and dryer from their wrongful place near the front door. Instead there is an open galley kitchen of Silestone counters, Ann Sacks limestone backsplash tiles, soft and focused lighting, dark-stained oak cabinets. Overhead throughout the home is the original peaked fir ceiling. It is stripped of its white pickling and has been rubbed with oil. As if in gratitude, it offers a new warmth in return.

(third photo is the old laundry/office/wine cellar combo downstairs)

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