Built in 1962, at the time of the Seattle World's Fair, this iconic five-bedroom home is in need of relocation. The trouble is that it is 70 feet long, 32 feet wide (with an additional 12 feet of eaves), and weights about 200 tons. Relocating the home to another site in the Puget Sound alone would rack up a $240,000 price tag.
Preservationists, architects, and the current owners are all striving to find a new owner, to preserve this home full of beautiful mid-century details. "There was a feeling in the 1950s of unlimited optimism for the future. People were trying new ideas," realtor Tom Holst tells the Seattle Times. This is evident in the beautiful, sculptural qualities of the home and all of its details.
(Images: Alan Berner/The Seattle Times)