Pomeroy Residence Tour
March 18, 2017Mercer Island
EVENT IS SOLD OUT. There is no wait list or sales at the door.
Docomomo WEWA invites you to view the Pomeroy residence on Mercer Island. The property is a stellar example of a remarkably intact mid-century modern house. We thank the Pomeroy family for opening up the home.
The house was completed in 1961 and designed by architect Gerald Pomeroy as the family home for himself, his wife Peggy, and their children. Sited on a steep hillside with views to the southwest, the house is defined by its repeating arched roofline and the use of cantilevering to create the illusion of the structure floating in its surroundings. This is a rare opportunity to learn how an architect from the mid-century used his own residence to experiment with innovative construction techniques and use of materials. The interior retains the original floor plan, materials, features, finishes, and furnishings.
Members of the Pomeroy family will be present to discuss the history and design of the property.
In 1956, Pomeroy went to work for the architectural firm of Waldron & Dietz, a firm he would remain with for the rest of his career. He quickly rose to the level of associate and became a junior partner in 1963, and then full partner in 1967. After Robert Dietz's retirement, the firm was renamed Waldron & Pomeroy. Over the next several years the firm went through several iterations as partners came and went, but Pomeroy remained the constant. Learn more about Gerald Pomeroy’s career and projects in this biography.
WHEN: Saturday, March 18, 2017, 1 to 4 pm. Due to limited on-street parking, this tour will accommodate up to twenty people per hour (60 total).
WHERE: The house is on Mercer Island. The address will be revealed upon purchase of tickets through brownpapertickets.com. Please note that access to the house will require walking up a steep, curvy driveway.
TICKETS: SOLD OUT. $10 (plus $1.34 service fee) per person. All tour fees go toward future programs.
Photos (interior and exterior) for personal use will be allowed.
Docomomo WEWA’s 2017 programs are partially funded by a 4Culture Preservation Sustained Support Grant.