As one of the 20th century’s preeminent designers, American architect Frank Lloyd Wright is known for his unique vision and signature style. Wright pioneered the organic architecture movement and believes that every building should grow naturally from its environment.
Built in 1952, the Ray Brandes House is one of only three Wright-designed homes in Washington state. The home is listed on both the National and State Register of Historic Structures. Situated on just over 3 woodland acres, the home is exceptionally private and seamlessly integrates with nature. By day, the home is flooded with natural light—by night, redwood cutouts that band the clerestory windows capture the interior light, and turn the whole into a glowing “jewel box.”
As is true of Wright’s designs, the home’s innovative use of natural materials was ahead of its time. So was the hovering horizontal roofline that spans the carport and connects the home to a separate office space.
The master bedroom has a built-in bed and Japanese soaking jetted tub. The room embraces the Northwest greenery and opens directly on to the grounds.