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1955 Contemporary in Wenatchee, WA


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Added to OHD on 8/15/22   -   Last OHD Update: 9/13/22

945 Bryan Street, Wenatchee, WA 98801

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  • 3 Bed
  • 2 Bath
  • 2084 Sq Ft
  • 0.28 Ac.
Norwegian architect Rolf Eskil designed this home for his family using methods from Norway & Frank Lloyd Wright influences between 1955-1957. Stamped concrete floors, roughhewn wood beams & aggregate concrete walls compliment beautiful, milled wood cabinetry & kitchen table. Four bedrooms or three with den, two bathrooms are smaller & typical of 1957. Lovely backyard, quiet patio & hot tub area. New roof installed in July, water is scheduled to be back on!
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Betsy Loomis, Coldwell Banker Cascade :: (509) 888-8887

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June k r
7 months ago

Wow! I have mixed feelings about the unique combination of styles, but properly furnished it could be a winner.

7 months ago

Never seen anything like it!! But really cool, eclectic and neat combo of styles ! I like it!

7 months ago

A log mid century modern. I have now seen it all!

7 months ago

I love it!

7 months ago

One of the most exciting MC houses I’ve seen on OHD .
The mix of rough saw timbers and wavy + scalloped boards inspirational ,
this is sophisticated architecture .

7 months ago

One of the most unique homes I have ever seen. I especially love the doors.

7 months ago

Not far from where I was born a year earlier. Love the funky vibes. If I had the money I’d buy it in a heart beat.

7 months ago

Bio of architect Rolf M. Eskil (1899-1992), born in Michigan, studied architecture at Cal – Berkeley:

7 months ago

One of a kind that’s for sure . didn’t expect to like it this much. Very very Nifty. added bonus no termites.

7 months ago

So the designer was in favor of electric lights but had a thing against outlets? See a couple at the no bending to plug in 36-48″ height but am missing any down near the floor. Would sure hate to try and do new wiring runs to add those in an invisible manner. Sort of a neat place, but as a northwest native I’m thinking it is a dark and oppressive interior for our fall winter and spring.

7 months ago

Love Wentatche. Snow in the winter and very hot in summer. House is unusual but I love it.

7 months ago

It really does have a Norwegian feel to it – I wonder if he’d been to Norway (or Scandinavia in general) to see traditional and vernacular houses. I don’t think I’ve seen something similar there.

I could see this with typical woodsy midmod furniture (like George Nakamichi) or traditional Norwegian furniture with rosemaling – in dusty pastels and natural pigments or pines.

Reply to  ChicagoCooperator | 394 comments
7 months ago

That was my thought:go Norwegian. This place is awesome, and would be an absolute blast to decorate!

Now I need to explore how they did the concrete/log walls.

6 months ago

I just know Daniel Boone lived here, and the Mrs. enjoyed that kitchen.
In spite of myself, I like it, but how do you clean those walls?

6 months ago

Gorgeous kitchen cabinets!

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