Mid Century Modern Home
Bolton White-Jack Hermann
Mr. and Mrs. Sidney Ancker
$17,000 in 1950. House 1250 square feet (carport 400; stair, deck
and storage 500; figured at one-half), at $10 per square foot.
Wood frame of fir with redwood siding; stock lumber dimensions were used.
Mr. and Mrs. Ancker, whose joint interests are literature, music,
the arts, gardening and informal entertaining, wanted "a pleasant environment" but for a fixed budget.
To accomplish this for them, their architects depended on a choice of inexpensive but reliable
materials, and stock sizes for labor-saving cost. The large living-dining room and the spacious deck running the
whole length of it make an ideal setting for their many interests and for informal entertaining.
Because both Mr. and Mrs. Ancker are university teachers and have little time for kitchen
activities, this space was made deliberately small but arranged for efficiency in use. A storage cabinet - counter
height - opening to the dining space, performs as a bar, buffet and serving counter.
Based on the premise that in these days 01 servantless living it is desirable to make work
pleasant and easy, dining takes place at one location for all meals. The less open part of the house has two
bedrooms, a bath-dressing room, and a sunroom.
Simple structural system.
Seattle, Washington Family House