AKA: Liddle, Alan, House, Lakewood, WA

Structure Type: built works - dwellings - houses

Designers: Gadd, Parker, Construction (firm); Liddle, Alan, Architect (firm); Parker Gadd (building contractor); Alan Curtis Liddle (architect)

Dates: constructed 1969

1 story, total floor area: 1,720 sq. ft.

12735 Gravelly Lake Drive
Lakewood, WA 98499-1459

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Architect Alan Liddle designed this house for a wooded site in Lakewood, WA. It was once a suburb of Tacoma, WA, but became its own city in 1996.

Building History

The builder of this house was Parker Gadd. The house contained a second-floor guest room above the garage.

Building Notes

Architect's own house; Liddle's own house won an Award of Merit in the Homes for Better Living Awards Program sponsored by the American Institute of Architects, House and Home magazine and American Home magazine. There were 5 First Honor Award prizes given, 3 of them given to architects from CA or WA. This house was one of 8 Award of Merit winners, 3 of them from CA or WA architects. There were 217 entrants in this competition.

The house contained 1,720 square feet, the carport, 230. (A realty flyer [printed c. 01/17/2010] for the house indicated, however, that it contained 2,152 square feet, 2 bedrooms and 1.5 bathrooms.) The entry hall had a shed roof that was 18-feet-tall. A carport was located toward the street, joined to the main house by a covered corridor. The living room opened out onto a central courtyard. The house had a lot of 1.85 acres; a small, 1,129-square-foot guest house shared the front of the property. It was offered for sale for $1,050,000 on 01/17/2010. The house had cedar siding and cedar planks covering the ceilings of the living room and bedroom. It also won a Sunset Western Home Award in 1973.

PCAD id: 14485