Ample spaces abound here to boldly take you, your family and friends where few have traveled before, at least since the time of the Seattle World's Fair!
Reporters described Vista '63 as a "concept house" comparable to the futuristic "concept cars" resembling rocket ships being produced by Detroit car companies at the time. The project was conceived as a one-of-a-kind custom home designed for a single purpose rather than for mass reproduction at a specified price. Thus the home is unlike any other in Seattle or elsewhere.
The kite-shaped footprint and graceful, triangular elevations of Vista '63 caused visitors to liken the building to spaceships that were currently under production by the US government. Indeed, the main living level commands starlight views into galaxies far away, beginning with the viewing deck that wraps around the building to the south. The spacious living room and dining room opens to the chef's kitchen via a butler's galley with prep sink and abundant cabinetry. The main level also presents a breakfast room leading to a second outdoor dining deck, and a den/guest bedroom sharing access with a powder room/guest bathroom.
Perched atop the living level, you will discover a delightfully private master suite - a space that floats above the residence and is reminiscent of the lunar landing module of an Apollo-era spacecraft. This well-furnished master suite with a covered exterior viewing perch that mirrors the larger deck below comes furnished with two ample closets and a luxurious bathroom with a soaking tub and dresser built-ins. A picture window frames views facing Mt. Rainier and Lake Washington. A loft space completes the upper sleeping berth.
The expansive ground floor holds a large family/media room with a fireplace and direct yard access, a utility room, two large bedrooms with a built-in homework station, a storage room, laundry room and full bathroom. A two-room business office with direct driveway completes the lower level, affording more than enough space to launch your next venture.
All three levels of Vista '63 showcase views of Lake Washington from beneath a roofline that rises to the south to 42 feet from grade, capturing panoramas of Lake Washington, Mt. Raininer, Mercer Island and the Cascade Mountains.
A 374-square-foot 2-car carport is supported by angled legs inspired by engineered spaceship struts. A paved parking lot provides additional parking for 2 to 4 cars—supporting the business office as well as entertaining opportunities inside. A compact garden and storage shed surrounded by a Japanese bamboo garden also grace the level grounds.
Less lonesome perhaps than a home on the moon due to proximity to Seward Park and the urban delights of Columbia City, the site nevertheless offers a celestial level of privacy.