the Cottingham Residence

is located in Innis Arden, just North of Seattle, Washington.

It's one of my best "mid-century modern" custom homes.

This family home on the edge of a lovely wooded stream has been for many years the focus of an active family that is now grown. Owners Wayne and Marilyn have recently installed a glass-walled elevator inasmuch as they intend to spend the rest of their days there near Hidden Lake. The "round- top" double doors are a hallmark of my work. Jerry









(click to enlarge these photos).

I'm quite often sought out by the present owners of my earlier designs who are in need of my architectural services to update/add on to their homes.

As the intervening years have passed, various Building Codes (especially the IRC) as well as property and neighborhood conditions may have changed.

Inasmuch as I was the creator/ designer of these (and am still most actively and enthusiasticly practicing home design), I am available to adapt or customize these what are now styled as "mid-century modern" homes in a number of creative ways that are entirely sympathetic to the original design that now is part of our changed world.   

I always welcome the challenge of working with new owners on my JG homes with their sites- often with their mature gardens that may well also need a bit of care and loving attention.

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The Cottingham home has a two story mostly glass Living Room with its balcony above overlooking a massive fireplace featuring native stone & slate.