Awesome Mid-Century Modern Design: Ferris Home by Bruce Walker in Spokane
Architecture & Interiors
How about some Mid-Century Modern-ness this lovely Monday?!!? We’ve got the gorgeous photos of a house in Spokane, Washington, designed in 1954 and built in 1955. It’s considered by many to be the best example of Mid-Century design in Spokane, but also the best example of work done by MCM architect Bruce Walker. Known as the Ferris House, it’s located on East 16th Avenue.
Educated at the Harvard Graduate School of Design, Walker was influenced by Marcel Breuer, as well as Southern California designers like Craig Ellwood, Gregory Ain, Raphael Soriano and Charles Eames.
The landscape was designed by Lawrence Halprin, who was very highly regarded even in the mid-50’s. and is considered by many to be a master of American landscape architects. He designed the Franklin D. Roosevelt Memorial in Washington, DC among other projects.
The home’s architecture is of Harvard Post and Beam design/construction and the stunningness of the structure easily extends to the inside, where warm woods and stylish details make the home seem like it goes on forever.
Sam Ferris, of Ferris & Ferris, emailed us this home, and had the lucky privilege of growing up in this space. Can you imagine the kind of style tastes you would have inherited?!
The house was featured in the May 1961 issue of Sunset Magazine and was repeatedly featured in Sunset’s “Ideas for Planning Your New Home” book published throughout the 60’s and 70’s. There’s an information website dedicated to this wonderful structure, and you can read more about the home here.
What do you think about this great Mid-Century Modern house?!?