Historic Seattle is pleased to offer this rare opportunity to visit one of three Pacific Northwest residences designed by Frank Lloyd Wright. In 1953, Ray Brandes, who had built a house designed by Wright in Sammamish, became the contractor for Bill and Elizabeth Tracy when they constructed their Wright-designed home on a bluff overlooking Puget Sound three years later. The Tracys used custom concrete blocks made on site—all 1,700 of them, in 11 different forms. Their 1,200-square-foot, three-bedroom house shares characteristics of other Usonian designs: redwood walls, red concrete radiant floors, bands of windows and French doors that wrap around the living areas, varied ceiling heights. Wright also designed the built-in bookcases, lighting, and furniture. The house is a testament to the harmonious environments encouraged in Wright’s designs. The Tracys had the forethought to plan to protect the property in perpetuity, and it continues to thrive under new steward-owners. Larry Woodin, Executive Director and Founder of the EcoHome Foundation, and past President of the Frank Lloyd Wright Building Conservancy, will provide his expert knowledge of the home, its original owners, and the many critical upgrades undertaken under its new owners to assure the building’s longevity.
Note: address and directions will be emailed to registrants prior to the tour.
$45 general public / $35 members
Photo: West elevation. Larry Woodin.