Des Moines, WA House

As Dennis sold off his custom cars and motorcycles, his passion turned towards custom houses. He designed and drafted the plans for this house, his second, and supervised its construction. Construction was completed in 1983.  The house features 4 bedroom, 2.25 bath and 2040 square feet with a 630 sq ft garage.  Dennis tuned the design after purchasing the lot to accommodate the unique shape of the lot.  The house featured clear vertical grain tongue and groove cedar siding and 3/4″ thick cedar shake roof.  You might notice that the grass in all the car photos is meticulously maintained.  That was Dennis’ job growing up so when he built his custom homes he elected not to put grass in.  I guess he had had enough of that through his teens and twenties!  Kathi sold it in 2013 after 30 years of ownership.