Home of the Week: The Famous Vista 63 Home

Architect Ken Koehler's far-out, futuristic masterpiece is still up for sale
| Updated: November 27, 2018

Each week, we're featuring one Seattle-area home that we think is interesting, inspiring or just a downright feast for the eyes. Some of them are actually on the market, while other homes will offer enviable style tips--courtesy of their ingenious owners or designers--that you can steal for your own abode.

At 3,942 square feet, this angular home rooted in Futurism was designed in 1963 by local architect Ken Koehler for the Seattle Home Show. (View some of the archival press for the space-age manor, including how it was erected inside the Coliseum, right here.)

Dubbed Vista 63, the four-bedroom, tri-level Seward Park home has been on the market since November 2014. It's listed at $948,000 and was last sold in 1987 for...get ready...$151,000. My how times have changed.

The place swells with groovy vintage details, including an original Low-Fi Rangaire intercom system and vintage masonite paneling with an embossed basket-weave pattern. And those views! You'd have to be positively mad not to adore this house.

I love how the owner kept most of the furnishings--and even the color palette--appropriate for the era.

Have a home or a room in your home that you'd like considered for Seattle mag's Home of the Week? Email a few pictures and a little information about it to lauren.mang@tigeroak.com.


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