Saving Robert Allan Adams 'Flexible Home' From Demolition

Demolition looms for historic home: In the era of the 1962 World's Fair, the dream of a "flexible house" became a reality for commercial architect Robert Allan Adams.
December 23, 2005, 11am PST | Chris Steins | @urbaninsight
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"Adams designed the Mount Baker house to efficiently accommodate and change with his young family. Post-toddler, a playpen set into a recessed area turned into a conversation pit in the living room. Beds folded up into movable walls. Interior partitions doubling as storage units did not reach the flat ceiling, creating Spartan but well-ventilated rooms. Features such as these made the 1963 house seem at once very retro and future-fantastic for the way the space flowed through multiuse areas.

Now the house and its nearly identical 350-square-foot guesthouse are in danger of vanishing from modern Seattle architectural history if they can't find a new home."

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Published on Friday, December 23, 2005 in The Seattle Post-Intelligencer
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