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  • Writer's pictureEric Akines

Edwin Ivey's 1921 Highlands Masterpiece

Updated: Jul 11, 2023

The Highlands is one of Seattle’s most exclusive neighborhoods. Located north of the city closer to Shoreline, the neighborhood is gated and out of the hustle and bustle of urban Seattle. What’s more, there are many significant homes tucked away, and it’s not every day that homes in this neighborhood hit the market. Let’s check out a beautiful 1920s European Tudor Revival home designed by notable Pacific Northwest architect, Edwin Ivey.

Ivey's houses emphasized livability, functionality, and comfort. He skillfully incorporated elements such as large windows to maximize natural light, spacious interiors for social gatherings, and outdoor spaces that celebrated the region's scenic beauty.

Edwin Ivey recognized the importance of craftsmanship in architectural design. He collaborated closely with skilled artisans and craftsmen, integrating their expertise into his projects. Whether it was the intricate woodwork or the attention to detail in finishes, Ivey's residences became a testament to the Pacific Northwest's rich tradition of craftsmanship.

The Edwin Ivey home was built in 1921 and is comprised of 6 bedrooms and 7 bathrooms spread through 11,680 square feet of space. It’s set on an over 3-acre property that has stunning views of Puget Sound and the Olympic Mountains and the backdrop is sure to be the perfect setting for sophisticated entertaining.

Much of the home’s heritage essence remains although the home systems and interiors were fully updated by Schultz Miller in 2005. You’ll find design elements like Moorish columns, elegant arches, and beams, paired with leaded glass and more. It’s truly a heritage lover’s dream.

Edwin Ivey's architectural work in the 1920s Pacific Northwest encapsulates the spirit of an era characterized by innovation, simplicity, and a deep respect for local context. Through his designs, Ivey seamlessly blended modernist principles with regional influences, creating spaces that are both timeless and responsive to their surroundings. Today, his buildings stand as lasting reminders of the transformative power of architecture, serving as a testament to the enduring legacy of Edwin Ivey in shaping the built environment of the Pacific Northwest in the 1920s and beyond.

This stunning example of Ivey architecture from a bygone era and re-imagined for today's style of living recently hit the market for $9.5M and is ready to welcome its next owner. For an exclusive, private tour please reach out directly at or call 206-859-1119.

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