Fort Ward Bunker Garners Attention In Local & Global Media

By RSIR Staff |

Art meets function in this stunning one-of-a-kind steel frame construction. Designed by Eggleston | Farkas Architects, this masterful home sits cantilevered atop a historic bunker in Fort Ward. Since being introduced to the market, its unique architectural elements have drawn attention from local and global media outlets, with features in The Week, Apartment TherapyDwell, Curbed Seattle, and Urbnlivn. Listed by Realogics Sotheby’s International Realty Broker Claudia Powers, open the door to spectacular panoramic views of Puget Sound, passing ferries, and the Olympic Mountains.

In a feature of Washington Island Homes, The Week described the 2005 Eggleston | Farkas Architects design, highlighting “floor-to-ceiling windows [that] frame Puget Sound and the Olympic Mountains,” and an interior finished with “Brazilian cherry wood, travertine, blackened steel, and granite.” Other notes included the deck and the lush 1.52-acre lot, affording the ultimate privacy.

Apartment Therapy featured the home in their “Property Crush” series, telling readers to “imagine if a totally modern structure and a glamping retreat had a baby.” The article moves through each of the home’s impressive rooms, settling on the view: “it’s a major selling point. It feels as if you’re in a treehouse (back to that whole glamping thing) as the home was built to offer vistas from nearly every space—be it the Olympic Mountains or passing ferries on the Puget Sound.”

Dwell outlined the Eggleston | Farkas Architects design, describing that after initial plans to tear down the bunker, the owners decided to make an alliance with the bunker. As the article outlines, “they aligned a concrete garage with the bunker to form the base of the house, and located the living spaces in a cantilevered steel frame.”

The history of the Fort Ward location became the focal point of the Curbed Seattle article, which explained that this residence sits atop what was formerly the Gunnery Nash fire control station. They also outline that the bunker “didn’t become a basement or a filled-in foundation,” as “it was restored and left in its original shape—you can even still climb into it from the outside.”

Finally, Urbnlivn admired the singular architectural style, saying that “with lots of steel, windows and wood, it feels very northwest modern. We love it!”

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