Touch down to another world and explore new frontiers of space - nearly 4,000 square feet of it! Welcome to Vista '63, a jet city original residence rising to 42 feet from stem to stern with 4 bedrooms, 2.75 bathrooms, and stellar views that encompass Mt. Rainier and Lake Washington.
This distinctive starship-shaped home was the brainchild of architect Ken Koehler, whose enterprising design reflects styles and trends of the early 1960's such as Modernism, Space Age, Googie and Futurism.
Koehler outfitted Vista '63 for two voyages. The building first touched down temporarily at the Seattle Post Intelligencer Home Show, which took place in the Seattle Center Coliseum, (now Key Area) in the spring of 1963. Thousands of visitors arrived to glimpse at the future of home design.
For its second voyage, Vista '63 was moved to the shores of Lake Washington, near the Stan Sayres Hydroplane Pit. Here it found a permanent place on a 10,000-square-foot lot a private landing pad that quickly became the domain of the architect's young family.
Vista '63 retains many space-age era details like vintage masonite paneling with embossed basket-weave pattern, radio-controlled intercom boxes, and acoustic ceiling tiles with starry sky patterning.
Offered now for sale for the first time in this millenium, Vista '63 is a notable home that dramatically showcases space-age design and modern materials, and celebrates the boundless enthusiasm of an earlier America era - an epoch in which science and technology brought us to the moon and back!
“We choose to go to the moon in this decade and do the other things, not because they are easy, but because they are hard."