We’ve talked Miller-Hull and Steinbruek, now let’s talk about another great Northwestern architect: Ralph Andersen. There are four of Ralph’s homes for sale on the Island– we can use the listing photos to look inside.
Island Crest Way
A small Ralph Andersen home built in 1983. It’s not much to look at on the outside but it’s got a gorgeous interior with great views.
Ralph Andersen loved those big windows. So do I.
Nice open floorplan. Sweet views.
And it’s the least expensive of these homes, at $945k.
This home still has the Ralph Andersen bones, but when the agent says it’s been “updated for today’s lifestyle” it’s true. It seems to have lost a bit of character in the remodel, but you can still see classic Andersen touches: the vaulted ceiling, tall windows in the door, and generous windows. And it’s pricey- $2.6 million.
Remodeled, but the door and hanging lamp give it away.
Classic Ralph Andersen exterior. He really knew how to make a house work with its surroundings. Bad photos on this one, so we can’t see much inside, but we can see it’s going for $1.95 million. For that money, I’d take better pictures.
I can almost hear the birds and the window washers singing.
This 1964 mid-Island home by Ralph Andersen sold last year.
Angles, large entryway, garden. Classic Andersen.
Windows & cedar.
This one, a 1963 Ralph Andersen on a large lot, is all Northwest.
Geometric, but not harsh.
Not updated too much. It’s like a Ralph Andersen textbook.
Spacious entryways with arches and stone.
High vaulted cielings, open spaces, & cedar.
Dramatic staircase. And that lantern again!
We’re lucky to have some great design on the Island. The McMansions are attacking, but they haven’t won yet.