Basher/Foster Mid-Century Modern Home Tour

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Basher/Foster Mid-Century Modern Home Tour

Join Docomomo US/WEWA for Tour Day 2019 at the Basher/Foster Mid-Century Modern residence in Lake Forest Park.

The property is an excellent example of a remarkably intact mid-century modern house located in a unique suburb planned around a woodland setting. Aptly named “The Glass House” by the original owners, Philip and Ingaletta Basher, the home was designed by Glenn Mattson, of the firm Warren & Mattson, and completed in 1960. The house has been well-maintained and respectfully updated; its exterior and interior retains much of its original configuration and materials. We thank the current owners, Jeff and Anne Foster, for opening up their home.

We invite you to view this fantastic residence with us, meet the current owners, and engage with Docomomo US/WEWA Board members and docents to learn more about the organization’s recent efforts in preservation advocacy and upcoming programs.

WHEN: Saturday, October 12, 2019
11:00 am – 2:00 pm (open house format; come any time between these hours)

WHERE: 18523 53rd Ave NE, Lake Forest Park, WA 98155
There is limited on-street parking available. No parking is available in front of the home. Suggested parking is along 53rd Ave NE north of the home or NE 187th St east of the home. Please do not block driveways.

COST: $10 cash, check, or charge (pay at the door)

Interior photographs are allowed. If there is rain during the event, you may be asked to remove shoes or wear shoe covers (provided).

Docomomo US/WEWA’s programs are partially funded through a 4Culture Preservation Sustained Support Grant.

Tour Day is Docomomo US’s annual national event that raises awareness of and appreciation for Modern design in the mid-20th century. All across the country, our friends and colleagues are producing great regional events on the same day!

About Dococomo WEWA

Docomomo WEWA is a local community of individuals who share a passion for Northwest Modernism. Founded in Seattle in 1998, as a chapter of DOCOMOMO_US, we are dedicated to the Documentation and Conservation of the Modern Movement in Western Washington.

In 2005, Docomomo WEWA incorporated as a non-profit, 501c(3) educational and charitable organization. We continue to produce educational programs with the generous efforts of volunteers and a dedicated Board of Directors. Over the past eight years, we have organized over seventy events, reaching an audience of hundreds, including home owners, designers, preservationists, students, and civic leaders. We have also served as advocates for Northwest Modernism by supporting preservation efforts, preparing landmark nominations, and creating a register of significant buildings.

Our Mission
Docomomo WEWA promotes appreciation and awareness of Modern architecture and design in Western Washington through education and advocacy.

Image courtesy Docomomo WEWA.

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Event Detail

October 12, 2019 11:00 am
October 12, 2019 2:00 pm
18523 53rd Ave NE, Lake Forest Park, WA 98155


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