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Kirkland, WA… nice architecture

I have been complaining for years about Pacific NW architecture being boring…  Everything looks like an econobox… Anyway, I was working in Kirkland the other day and started looking around… 4 houses in a row were actually architect designed works of art… Finally, the neighborhood gets what it deserves….

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2 Responses to “Kirkland, WA… nice architecture”


  1. March 6, 2014 at 7:03 pm

    The architecture is beautiful but these houses are far larger than they need to be. How many people live in each house, one or two? With housing costs skyrocketing and out of reach of many, including myself, I would like to see houses which are modest in use of space and can be made doable for non-rich people.

    • March 6, 2014 at 7:11 pm

      Size (and cost) is irrelevant (to me) when it comes to criticising creative design. These are not giant houses like you see along the water in Medina or elsewhere. But regardless of size or cost my experience with numerous houses built around this area since the 1970’s is they are very uncreative boxes… Obviously there are exceptions but not inside “development”. They used cookie cutters to build most of pine lake, federal way, lynnwood… I will bet you can count the great works of architecture in snohomish county on 4 fingers. I am comparing this region to Arizona, for example where some real effort has been made to use elements of design in housing


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