Structure Type: built works - dwellings - houses

Designers: Williams, Ralph L., Company, Builders (firm); Lawrence Ames (architectural designer); Ralph L. Williams (building contractor)

Dates: constructed 1960

2 stories

The Ralph L. Williams Company erected this model house for the Newport Hills residential sub-division in Bellevue, WA; it was located at the intersection of SE 54th Street and 126th Avenue SE, and opened for prospective home buyers on 12/04/1960. A conventional, gable-roofed design, it occupied a sloping site, and had its unfinished basement exposed to the back yard. On the main floor, the Williams Company's architectural designer Larry Ames placed three bedrooms, a conjoined living-dining room, and a unified kitchen-family room. A wooden deck led off the dining and family rooms to the rear. Access to the two-car garage was from the family room/kitchen. A stairway placed at the center of the house led downstairs to a basement in which the bath was "roughed in" as were the room partitions. As depicted in a plan featured in the Seattle Times on 12/04/1958, the basement had four proposed rooms: a laundry, shop, recreation room and extra bedroom. (See "Model Home in Newport Hills," Seattle Times, 12/04/1960, p. 38.)

PCAD id: 19183