The 1962 Wallmark House, with its stunning lake views and plenty of jaw-dropping period details, is for sale. A 25-minute drive outside of Spokane, the home sits on a 10-acre lot. Designed by Mid Century Modern architect Moritz Kundig, this home has been well-preserved and is on the Spokane Register of Historic Places. The 3,390-square foot home is for sale, for only the second time in its history, for $1.1 million.
Period Details to Write Home About
The Wallmark house’s idyllic setting and lakefront view is swoon-worthy, but the architectural details make the whole property an MCM dream. Take, for instance, the powder blue garden tub complete with a built-in planter. And that rectangular, color-blocked tile!
According to the real estate listing, the Wallmark house retains its original custom teak cabinetry. Terrazzo floors throughout the home and cedar paneling provide period-authentic materials.
A locally sourced basalt or lava rock wall which houses the fireplace is another stand-out feature.
Born and educated in Switzerland, Moritz Kundig graduated from the Federal Institute of Technology in Zurich. He came to the US, and the rest is history.
In a 2016 interview, Kundig comments, “I have a very long and complex background. I like to say that I was always taking the road less traveled; how else would I end up in Spokane?”
The realtor, Alice Galeotti, reported that in early December 2020, Jeff Hissong, architect at top local design firm HDG, brought Moritz Kundig out to the Wallmark house for a tour. “Moritz is 94,” she says, “and has difficulty getting around. His memory is not great either, but he did get especially perked up when I pulled out the original blueprints he had drawn drawn up in 1959 for the Wallmark couple. When asked if this house was a favorite, he replied, ‘My houses are like children—all are my favorite in different ways.'”
Take a Look
Significant architectural homes are a great time to take a virtual peek inside this three bedroom, two bath home.
Curious about other Mid Century Modern homes in the Evergreen State? Read “Zen Meets Mod in This John Burrows Seattle Mid Century.” Or, if you’re on the market, stay tuned to our real estate section for listings across the country such as “On the Market: A Wooded Wonderland From A Frank Lloyd Wright Protégé.” See more about the Wallmark House here.
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