“The man who designed the Seattle skyline” is quite the title. But that’s essentially what late architect Jack Christiansen did in the mid-to-late 20th century — and now his self-designed and equally stunning home is for sale, too.
Jack was known for innovative concrete designs meant to endure, including roofs that were considered revolutionary. And that forward-thinking work is easily recognizable in the 1965 Bainbridge home as well. Hard lines can sometimes lead to brutalist-esque designs, but Jack’s clean shapes seem to open up the space.
The home details
- 2.03-acre plot, 3,426-sqft floorplan
- Four bedrooms, four bathrooms
- Features include a patio, an elevated deck, heated floors, a wet bar, walk-in closets, stairs that lead to a 175-foot beach, and panoramic views of the Puget Sound
Jack’s concrete mark on Seattle
While we ogle this piece of architectural history, let’s reminisce about some of Jack’s other work you’re sure to be familiar with.
- The Seattle Kingdome | Demolished in 2000, the Kingdome was once the largest concrete dome in the world with a diameter of 660 ft.
- Pacific Science Center arches + wall designs | Minoru Yamasaki was responsible for drawing the plans, but Jack’s work was believed to be the largest precast and prestressed (meaning not made on-site) concrete building pieces in the world.
- The Museum of Flight’s ceiling | You know all those crazy beams and bars lacing the windowed ceiling in the main showroom? You can thank Jack for the first time you said “whoa” walking in.
- Columbia Center | Yup, the tallest building in Seattle has Jack’s name on it, too, as one of the main structural engineers for the downtown skyscraper.