We’re always on the lookout for interesting midcentury architecture, and the latest to catch our eye is this three-bedroom, two-bath home in Spokane, Washington. The home was designed in 1954 by Spokane architect Warren C. Heylman in, according to the listing, the style of Frank Lloyd Wright.
But Heylman is a notable architect in his own right; he designed the Spokane International Airport, the city’s downtown Parkade, and the Regional Health District. This modestly sized house—it measures 1,803 square feet—was designed and built on a similarly modest budget of just $20,000.
The home has been carefully restored to take advantage of its open floor plan, flat roof, and tall windows. Concrete floors have been replaced with new black slate tile, but new kitchen cabinets carefully copied Heylman’s original design. The home’s boxy lines, geometric windows, and expansive views out to the forest are reminiscent of Wright’s Usonian homes, but Heylman told The Spokesman Review in 2013 that this wasn’t his preferred style. “I like curves, but curves are expensive,” he said with a chuckle.
Love what you see? 2020 East 18th Avenue is on the market now for $550,000.