Pomeroy Residence Tour on Mercer Island – March 18, 2017



Seattle Modernists rejoice, as Docomomo WEWA has put together a tour of the Pomeroy Residence on Mercer Island:

pomeroy-residenceThe house was completed in 1961 and designed by architect Gerald Pomeroy as the family home for himself, his wife Peggy, and their children. Sited on a steep hillside with views to the southwest, the house is defined by its repeating arched roofline and the use of cantilevering to create the illusion of the structure floating in its surroundings. This is a rare opportunity to learn how an architect from the mid-century used his own residence to experiment with innovative construction techniques and use of materials. The interior retains the original floor plan, materials, features, finishes, and furnishings.

Members of the Pomeroy family will be present to discuss the history and design of the property.

In 1956, Pomeroy went to work for the architectural firm of Waldron & Dietz, a firm he would remain with for the rest of his career. He quickly rose to the level of associate and became a junior partner in 1963, and then full partner in 1967. After Robert Dietz’s retirement, the firm was renamed Waldron & Pomeroy. Over the next several years the firm went through several iterations as partners came and went, but Pomeroy remained the constant.

A few logistics:

WHEN: Saturday, March 18, 2017, 1 to 4 pm. Due to limited on-street parking, this tour will accommodate up to twenty people per hour. When you purchase your ticket through brownpapertickets.com you’ll choose the arrival time (1, 2, or 3 pm).

WHERE: The house is on Mercer Island. The address will be revealed once tour tickets have been purchased. Please note that access to the house will require walking up a steep, curvy driveway.

TICKETS: $10 (plus $1.34 service fee) per person. All tour fees go toward future programs.

Photos (interior and exterior) for personal use will be allowed.

Tickets are $10, and can be purchased here.

Happy home touring!

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