The Lawtonwood Estate
4334 West Cramer Street, Seattle, WA 98199
Offered at $4,500,000
Sweeping back from a secluded, central entrance and great room, this singular residence embraces its stunning historic landscape, creating a private retreat in the woods that is as much a work of art as it is a highly detailed and masterfully constructed home.
Clad in cedar board and baton siding with deep eaves that shelter it from the sun and rain and welcome visitors, the house conveys a sense of modesty and oneness with its surroundings that belies its gracious scale and luxurious finishes. Architecturally, it references many of the forms and influences most associated with the Pacific Northwest – the low-slung volumes of the Coastal Native longhouse, the simple yet profound and unadorned materials and methods of the Arts & Crafts movement, the emphasis on careful siting and the interplay of light and shadow found in Northwest modernism, and the meticulous refinement and detail of Japanese construction techniques.