Spokane Washington is just 2 hours north from me and I really had no idea that there were any amazing mid century homes like the Ferris Home by Bruce Walker. I was reading through the 2modern’s blog and they had a story about the Ferris house. The home was designed by Bruce Walker for Mary Jean & Joel E. Ferris, II. The landscape architect was Lawrence Halprin. There are way to many elements to love and list about this house, so maybe you can just make a comment as to what you like about this mid century gem.
“The Sixteenth Avenue house built in 1954 is arguably one of the finest, most significant architectural designs constructed in Spokane, mid-century. Its post and beam aesthetic reflects not only the Harvard Graduate School of Design (and one of its notable professors, architect Marcel Breuer) where Bruce Walker was educated, it reflects the influence of Southern California designers such as Craig Ellwood, Gregory Ain, Raphael Soriano and Charles Eames who were receiving substantial coverage at the time in progressive national architectural journals. Its architectural importance cannot be over-stated. Bruce Walker never surpassed the quality of its design in his residential work.
- Glenn Davis, AIA and Archivist of Walker & McGough Architectural Documents”