A.S. Kerry House, “Glenkerrie”
The Highlands
Washington 98177

Willatzen & Byrne, 1911,
Olmstead Brothers, landscape design

The most celebrated of all Willatzen and Byrne commissions, the Kerry House is often locally attributed to Frank Lloyd Wright. Scaled back from a more elaborate program before construction, this stuccoed, pinwheel plan design is impressive nonetheless. It cost $20,000 to build. Willatsen designed alterations in 1960 for the daughter of the original client and the house is now in the third generation of the same family. The gardens, laid out by the Olmstead Brothers, and their pergola have been destroyed.

Research and archival images courtesy of Jess M. Giessel.
Contemporary photographs courtesy of Michael Houser, Washington Department of Archaeology and Historic Preservation.

Brooks, H. Allen. The Prairie Style: Frank Lloyd Wright and His Midwest Contemporaries. New York: W.W. Norton, 1978, p. 178.
• Calvert, Frank. Homes and Gardens of the Pacific Coast, Volume 1: Seattle. Seattle: Beaux Arts Society Publishers, 1913.
• Chappell, Sally Anderson. Barry By
rne, John Lloyd Wright: Architecture & Design. Chicago: The University of Chicago Press, 1982.

Pacific Builder & Engineer, April 24, 1910, p. 8; January 7, 1911, p. 8; January 21, 1911, p.8; January 28, 1911, p. 6.
Pacific Coast Architect, May 1912, p. 419.





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