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1951 University Washington Architecture Project "Bomber House"

Nestled in a wooded forest neighborhood located across from the Jackson Park Golf course in north Seattle, this mid-century modern remodel showcases a unique property emulating Pacific Northwest indoor/outdoor living.  The house was originally designed by UW architectural students and built by UW construction management program as a project house in 1951. This property was nicknamed the “Bomber House,” as it contains Boeing air force bombers plane turrets repurposed for the home's skylights. An open entertainment layout with modern amenities was constructed while preserving the original architectural lines, flat roof, post and beam structure.   (Go to Before and After section to see transformation). 

1954 Ibsen Nelsen|Bali Modern House
1954 Ibsen Nelsen|Bali Modern House

Photo by Tom Marks

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1951 Ibsen Nelson Mid-Century Remodel

3 PNW Architect icons
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PNW architect icons Gordon Walker, Rick Sundberg, and Jeffrey Ochsner at ARCADE Modernism Event held on 3/31/2016 at this project location. These pioneers honored Ibsen Nelsen's work and acknowledged Mitchell Smith for creating the Bali Modern House Escape Experience it is today.

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1954 Ibsen Nelsen|Bali Modern House

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1954 Ibsen Nelsen BaliModern House

Visions of an exotic getaway come alive in the lush and private landscaping in the middle of the city. The ceremonial Javanese Joglo structure with its rich carvings, creates a memorable outdoor room, and is complemented beautifully by the calm stillness and gentle ripple of the koi pond. This iconic home by Pacific Northwest pioneer of modern architecture - Ibsen Nelsen 1919-2001 (Museum of Flight) - is one of his residential projects in the Seattle area.  Clean lines, post war modern aesthetic, and wabi-sabi style throughout transforms one when walking into the space.  This remodel project has been nationally and locally published for its extensive Balinese modern landscape design and outdoor living. It is a true Urban-Asian Oasis.  Detailed info visit www.balimodern.net


 
 

1900-1972 Miscellaneous Contemporary, Craftsman, Spanish Style Properties

Mitchell Smith Design Build gives a fresh perspective to all projects from entire house remodels to outdoor landscapes. We work together with the client to create comfortable spaces throughout.