Modern Home Tour March 1

Roman House-Exterior-3-blogJoin Docomomo WEWA for a tour of the Roman residence in Seattle’s View Ridge neighborhood. Designed in 1950 by the firm of Chiarelli and Kirk, construction of the house was completed in 1951 for Herschel and Caryl Roman, the original and only owners of the property.

The Roman family carefully maintained the house, keeping most of the original features intact. The well-designed and well-built house is a fine example of mid-century Northwest modern architecture. Presenting a modest front facade and entry, the house sits on a large, wooded lot and opens to reveal a spacious, light-filled interior. The Romans planted over 150 varieties of rhododendrons, and were assisted in the design and planting of the garden by a Japanese American landscaper. The home is a veritable time capsule of restrained, mid-century modern design that has carried over well to the 21st century.

WHEN: Sunday, March 1, 2015. Come anytime between 1:00 and 4:00 pm.
WHERE: Park and meet at the View Ridge Swim and Tennis Club parking lot, 5815 NE 77th Street, Seattle, WA 98115 (directions to the house will be provided)
COST: $5 per person

More details about the tour on Docomomo WEWA’s website.

Images: Original drawing, 1950, Chiarelli & Kirk; ca. 1950s view of the house, courtesy of the Roman family