THOMAS WALTER (TOM) KUNDIG, FAIA (1954-)
Pronounced koon-dig, not kunn-dig
Kundig was born in California and raised in Spokane WA. His father Moritz (Morris) was a well-regarded architect. Kundig initially preferred working with his hands over design. As a teenager, he learned to weld with Harold Balazs, a sculptor and friend of his father. During summer vacations he took jobs at sawmills. Kundig earned undergraduate and graduate architecture degrees from the University of Washington in 1977 and 1981. He worked for C. Cichanski & Associates from 1977-1980; Bruno Inabnit in Switzerland from 1980-1981; TRA from 1981-1983; The Callision Partnership in 1983; a partnership with Jochman from 1983-1984; and MHK Architects from 1984-1985. He joined Jim Olson's firm in Seattle WA in 1986 and became a partner in 1994. Rick Sundberg joined the firm in 1975. Scott Allen came as a partner next. There have been various firm names and partners over time. As of 2023, the name was Olson Kundig.
Kundig is one of residential architecture's rock stars with dozens of AIA awards, features in hundreds of publications worldwide, and lectures all across the globe. Writer Andrew Blum says "Kundig is the firm's indisputable hotshot, creating the most daring designs and attracting the attention to match. He burst onto the architectural scene in the mid-1990s, just as Seattle itself was establishing pride of place in the American consciousness with the rise of Starbucks, Microsoft and Amazon.com. In the past five years, as Kundig's architecture has reached maturity, his houses have left an indelible mark on American residential design, becoming some of the most widely-published works of the last decade. When photos appear in a magazine, hundreds of calls pour into [their] offices from people interested in a Kundig house of their own." Video.
2010 Kundig speaks at the NCSU College of Design
"People who build their own home tend to be very courageous. These people are curious about life. They're thinking about what it means to live in a house, rather than just buying a commodity and making it work." –Tom Kundig
1984 - The Margaret Safranek Remodel, 3314 Crystal Springs Drive NE, Bainbridge Island WA. She was Kundig's mom's best friend. Designed while he was in grad school. Sold to Bob and Mary Carlson. Renovated by Tom Kuniholm.
1990 - The Gilbert (Gil) and Marion Roth House, aka Waterfront Residence, 10401 Maplewood Place SW, Bainbridge Island, Seattle WA. Commissioned in 1989. Designed with Jim Olson. Project architect, Matthias Winkler. Sold around 2008.
1992 - The Ann and John Hauberg Residence, aka Urban Villa, aka The City House, 601 36th Avenue East, Seattle WA. Commissioned in 1989. Overlooks Lake Washington. Designed with Jim Olson and Kirsten Murray. Won a 1997 NW & Pacific Region AIA Honor Award and a 1996 Seattle AIA Citation Award. The firm did interiors along with Mary Siebert. Built by Fleming Sorensen. The dining room table is from the boardroom of the Chrysler Building in New York. Sold in 2003 to Janet W. Ketchum. Photos by Michael Jensen.
1992 - The Anna Chesnut House, aka Ranch House, 921 Takhoma Farm Lane, Ellensburg WA. Project architect, Paul Schlachter. Photo by Ben Benschneider.
1993 - The Jeremy and Linda Jaech House, aka Meadow House, aka Juanita House, 11910 87th Place NE, Kirkland WA. 5000sf. Built by John Brown Builder; structural, Ratti Swensen Perbix Clark. Has a sod covered roof. Won a 1993 Seattle AIA Commendation Award and a 1994 Northwest & Pacific Region AIA Merit Award. Sold in 1998 to Mark and Magdalene Schoenhals. Sold in 2005 to Michael Steep and Christine Walker. Sold in 2011 to Jaehong Kim.
1993 - aka Cannon Beach Cottage, Cannon Beach OR. Unbuilt.
1994 - aka Forest Residence, Marrowstone Island WA. Built. Status unknown.
1995 - aka Cougar Mountain Residence, Bellevue WA. Unbuilt.
1996 - aka Palouse Residence, Spokane WA. Unbuilt.
1996 - The Jody Allen and Brian Patton House, aka Stepping Water House, Mercer Island WA. Project architect, Matthias Winkler. Built, status unknown.
1996 - aka Home House, Home WA. Won a 1996 AIA Seattle Conceptual Award. Unbuilt.
1997 - aka Blue Ridge Residence Remodel, Seattle WA. Built. Status unknown.
1998 - aka Rainshadow Residence, Sequim WA. Unbuilt.
1998 - aka Orchard Residence, Chelan WA. Unbuilt.
1998 - aka Overturf Residence Remodel, Bellevue WA. Unbuilt.
1998 - aka Dash Point Residence, Federal Way WA. Built. Status unknown.
1998 - The Larry and Nancy Stone Cabin, aka Grey Point Cabin, Coeur d'Alene ID. Painted black. Sold.
1998 - The Carol Bobo Residence, aka Studio House, 970 NW Elford Drive, Seattle WA. Commissioned in 1993. Won a 2000 AIA Summit Western International Design Merit Award. Won a 1998 AIA Northwest and Pacific Region Design Honor Award. Won a 1997 AIA Seattle Honor Award. Built by Charter Construction; landscape design, Richard Haag; interiors, Janice Vickman. 7200 sf. Sold in 2014 to Robert V. and Anne Gunderson.
1998 - aka Leschi Residence Remodel, 414 34th Avenue South, Seattle WA. 2562 sf. Sold to Bruno Lambert and Elizabeth Dunn. Built by dboone; structural, Monte Clark. Bottom two photos by Benjamin Benschneider. Sold in 2005 to John and Leslie Breitner. Sold in 2010 to Wendy J. Aird. Sold in 2013 to Ann and Steve Phillips.
1998 - The Joe and Karen Martinelli House, aka the Haro Strait House, 130 Carefree Way, Friday Harbor WA. Built by David Paulson Construction. Photos by Art Grice. Sold in 2005 to Yolande Jurzykowski.
1998 - The Thomas A. Ellison Renovation, aka the Courtyard House Renovation, 5666 Pleasure Point Lane SE, Bellevue WA. Original 1959 house designed by architect Roland Terry. Renovation landscape design by Alchemy. Sold in 2015 to Brad and Lisa Powell.
1999 - The William (Bill) and Diana Henderson House, aka Portage Bay House, 2908 Fuhrman Avenue East, Seattle WA. 2500 sf. Sold in 2013 to Daniel Green and Giselle Maartens. Bill's sister, Anna Chavelle, had a house designed by Jim Olson.
1999 - The Lake Travis Residence, Austin TX. Unbuilt.
1999 - The 55 Bell Apartment, Seattle WA. Unbuilt.
2000 - The Woodside Ranch, Woodside CA. Unbuilt.
2000 - aka West Mercer Residence, Mercer Island WA. Built. Status unknown.
2000 - aka Tree House, Portola Valley CA. Unbuilt.
2001 – The Betsy Cowles and Jim Meyer House, aka Ridge House, aka Northwest Ridge House, Spokane WA. 8055 sf. 40 acres. Ellen Cecil was the project manager. Engineering by Monte Clark Engineering. Built by Scott Gutman Construction. Interior design by Agnes Bourne. Project architect, Steven Rainville. Windows by Quantum Windows. Photos by Bruce Van Inwegen and Paul Warchol. Featured in the book Rustic Bret Morgan. Still owners as of 2020.
2001 - The George Palumbo Residence Remodel, aka North Seattle Residence Remodel, 130 Huckleberry Lane, The Highlands, Shoreline WA. Designed with Alan Maskin. Original house built in 1977. Named as one of the Metropolitan Home Design 100 in 2005. Sold in 2015 to Eric Feldman and Susan Froderberg. Sold in 2019 to Veena Arani and Anil Kalagatla. Photos by Paul Warchol.
2001 - The David Wild Studio, aka The Brain, 945 Northwest Elford Drive, Seattle WA. Commissioned in 1998. Features a firemans pole and an enormous library. Won a 2004 AIA National Honor Award. Won a 2001 AIA Northwest and Pacific Region Design Honor Award. Won a 2000 AIA Seattle Honor Award. Won a 1999 AIA Seattle Conceptual Honor Award. Top photo by Marco Prozzo. Other photos by Mark Darley.
2001 - aka Mica Bay Renovaiton, Coeur d'Alene ID. Built, status unknown.
2001 - aka Liberty Heights Residence, San Francisco CA. Unbuilt.
2001 - aka Dishman Hills Residence, Spokane WA. Built, status unknown.
2002 - aka Lake Residence Remodel, Seattle WA. Built, status unknown.
2002 - The Brad and Judy Chase House, aka Hill House, 4467 Forest Avenue SE, Mercer Island WA. Commissioned around 2000. Designed with Kirsten Murray. Includes an observation tower. Built by E&H Construction. Photos by Paul Warchol.
2002 - aka Madrona Residence, Seattle WA. Built, status unknown.
2002 - aka Private Estate, Mercer Island WA. Built, status unknown.
2002 - aka Steel Residence, Anacortes WA. Unbuilt.
2002 - aka Tsunami Residence, Medina WA. 9500 sf. Built by Charter Construction.
2003 - aka Beach House, Sarasota FL. Unbuilt.
2003 - aka Ski Condo, Vail CO. Unbuilt.
2003 - aka S/W Condo Remodel, Seattle WA. Unbuilt.
2003 - The Cindy and Don Blem Condo, aka Highland Condominium, Seattle WA. Commissioned 1998. Occupies the sixth floor of a building on the south slope of Seattle's Queen Anne Hill. There was also a second Kundig project in this building; needs verification.
2003 - The Jeff and Amy Larson Cabin, aka Chicken Point Cabin, aka Think Tank, 12377 North Rosco Road, Hayden ID. Commissioned in 2000. Won the 2005 Residential Architect Grand Award; 2004 AIA National Honor Award; 2004 American Architecture Award; 2003 AIA Northwest and Pacific Region AIA Award; 2002 AIA Seattle Honor Award. Engineering by Monte Clark Engineers. Built by M. C. Company. Steven Rainville, project architect; Debbie Kennedy, interior designer; All New Glass (big window); Star Steel.
2004 - aka Mercer Island Ridge Residence, Mercer Island WA. Built, status unknown.
2004 - aka Mount Si Renovation, 43801 SE 87th Street, North Bend WA. Sold in 2012.
2004 - aka Shamrock Residence Remodel, Vancouver BC, Canada. Built, status unknown.
2004 - aka Ranch House, Miles City MT. Built, status unknown.
2005 - The Michal Friedrich Cabin, aka the Delta Shelter, aka Stilt Cabin, aka Wesoła Polana, North Cascades Highway, Mazama WA. Commissioned in 1998. Won a 2008 AIA National Honor Award; 2007 AIA National Housing Committee Award; 2007 AIA Northwest and Pacific Region Honor Award; 2007 American Architecture Award. Featured as a 2006 Architectural Record House. Won a 2006 AIA Seattle Merit Award; 2006 Residential Architect Grand Award. Structural engineers, Monte Clark Engineering. Interior Design, Debbie Kennedy. Built by Tim Tanner. Project Manager, Ellen Cecil. Photos by Tim Bies, Ben Benschneider.
2005 - aka Queen Anne House, Seattle WA. Built by E&H Construction. Near Kundig's own house. Photos by Benjamin Benschneider.
2005 - aka Capital Hill Remodel, Seattle WA. Built, status unknown.
Around 2006 - The Altis Development, Mammoth CA. High-end community of timeshares developed by Starwood Capital Group Global LLC and Intrawest Corporation. 22 multimillion-dollar houses were planned, with media rooms and ski-in access. Built; owner significantly modified Kundig's plans.
2006 - The Tom and Jeannie Kundig House, aka The Hot Rod House, 1222 9th Avenue West, Seattle WA. A bungalow renovation that started in 2001. Photos by Tim Bies.
2006 - The Bruce MacLennan House, aka Calgary House, aka The Mount Royal Residence, 2124 Hope Street SW, Calgary AB, Canada. Photos by Tim Bies. For sale in 2017.
2006 - The Paul Allen Pool House, aka Island Pool House, San Juan Islands WA. Commissioned in 2005. Project architect, Kirsten Murray. Engineer: Monte Clark, MCE Structural Consultants; built by Krekow Jennings; photo by Benjamin Benschneider. Has a huge operable window. Doors by Harold Blazs.
2006 - The Jim Dow Cabin, aka Tye River Cabin, Skykomish WA. Commissioned in 2005. Project architect, Kirsten Murray. Engineer: Monte Clark, MCE Structural Consultants. Won a 2009 AIA Northwest & Pacific Region AIA Merit Award. Won a 2007 National AIA Housing Committee Award. Won a 2007 American Architecture Award. Won a 2006 AIA Seattle Merit Award. Photos by Benjamin Benschneider. Furniture Design by Maryika Byskiniewicz. Landscape Architect: Bruce Hinckley. Builder: Schuchart/Dow, the owner's company.
2007 - The Robert Rubin House, aka Milepost 45.6, Valdez AK. Heli-ski roadhouse. Unbuilt.
2007 - aka West Rim House, aka Rimrock, Spokane WA. Unbuilt.
2007 - The Jan Cox House, aka Outpost, 409 West Glendale Road, Bellevue ID. Project architect, Kirsten Murray. Photos by Tim Bies. Engineering by Monte Clark, MCE Structural Engineering. Built by Upham Construction. Won a 2011 AIA National Honor Award. Won a 2009 American Architecture Award; 2009 AIA National Housing Committee Award; 2009 Residential Architect Grand Award; 2007 AIA Seattle Merit Award. For sale in 2010.
2007 - aka Atherton House, aka Bay Area Residence. Atherton CA. Structural engineer, PCS Structural. Destroyed. Kundig was working on a replacement in 2023. Will appear in Architectural Digest.
2007 - The Paul Schneider and Lauren Eulau House, aka Portland Hilltop House, 5060 SW Hilltop Lane, Portland OR. Project architect, Bob Jakubik. Engineer: PCS Structural Solutions. Landscape design, Michael Schultz. Lighting, O-LLC. Built by Green Gables Construction. Photos by Tim Bies. Featured in Architectural Digest, December 2010.
2007 - The Michal Friedrich Rolling Huts, Mazama WA. Located on the same land as Delta Shelter. Project architect, Ellen Cecil. Built by Tim Tanner. Engineer: Monte Clark, MCE Structural Consultants. Won a 2009 American Architecture Award; 2009 AIA Northwest and Pacific Region Honor Award; 2009 Residential Architect Grand Award; 2008 Architectural Record House. Photos by Tim Bies.
2007 - aka Montecito Residence, 896 Toro Canyon Road, Montecito CA. 2900sf. Built by Young Construction. Project architect Elizabeth Bianchi Conklin. Civil engineering: Penfield and Smith. Structural engineering: PCS Structural Solutions. Lighting: O-LLC. Photos by Nikolas Koenig. Won a 2008 American Architecture Award. Won a 2007 AIA Seattle Award of Commendation. Sold around 2010 to Alfred Barbour.
2008 - aka Madison Street Condos, Seattle WA. Unbuilt.
2008 - aka Tofino Lodge, Vancouver Island BC, Canada. Unbuilt.
2008 - aka the Salt Spring Island Cabin, aka the Gulf Islands Cabin, Salt Spring BC, Canada. 191sf. Photos by Tim Bies.
2008 - aka Hong Kong Villa, aka Shek-O, Hong Kong. 15000sf. Project architect, Dennis Yu. Overlooks the South China Sea.
2008 - The Shawn and Sherrie Parry Residence, aka the Mercer Island Residence, 8320 Avalon Drive, Mercer Island WA. Commissioned in 2007. 8000 sf. Photos by Tim Bies. Project architect, Elizabeth Bianchi Conklin.
2008 - The Clayton (Clay) and Jane Jackson House, aka Highlands House, aka the Highlands Vacation Home, 706 Arnold Road, Highlands NC. Commissioned around 2006. The Jacksons were inspired by Kundig's Ridge House. Project architects, Les Eerkes and Elizabeth Bianchi Conklin. Engineering: Monte Clark, MCE Structural Consultants. Lighting: O-LLC. Landscape design, Howard Design Studio and In Bloom. Interior design, Sara Steinfeld and Owen Lawrence. AV: Entertainment Design Group. HVAC: MAC Heating and Air. Windows: North Shore Windows. Stone by Dimension Stone Consultants. Built by Doug McDaniel of JDM Construction, Buford GA. Bottom three photos by Roger Wade.
2009 - The Diane and Gideon King House, aka Lucky Bench Residence, 105 Friar Tuck Road, Ancramdale NY. Built by Cornerstone Restoration. Bottom photo is the pool house.
Around 2009 - The Agnes Bourne House, near Spokane WA. Designed for her sister. Commissioned in 2008. 3500 sf. Featured in the New York Times, 9/30/2017.
2009 - The Robert and Phyllis Tyson House, aka the Puget Sound Residence, 6775 Beach Drive SW, Seattle WA. Built by Roberts Wygal. Commissioned in 2008. Sold in 2015 to Scott Crowder and Todd Pierce.
2009 - The Wright Renovation, aka Chat-O-Spapho Renovation, Lopez Island WA. Commissioned in 2008. Project architect, Chris Gerrick. Engineer: Monte Clark, MCE Structural Consultants. Conversion of a fieldstone garage from the 1920s to a studio. Built by Mitrebox Contracting and Woodworks.
2009 - The Bridle Trails Residence, Bellevue WA. Unbuilt.
2009 - The Breckenridge Cabin, Breckenridge CO. Unbuilt.
2009 - aka Belmont Residence, Vancouver BC, Canada. Built, status unknown.
2009 - aka Gulf Islands Cabin, Gulf Islands, BC Canada. Built, status unknown.
2009 - The 1111 East Pike Apartments, 1111 East Pike Street, Seattle WA. Commissioned in 2008. Designed with Kirsten Murray. Photos by Frances Zera. Won the 2011 National AIA Housing Award.
2009 - The Ronnie Sue Stangler Remodel, aka Kuruma House Remodel, 1067 East Blaine Street, Seattle WA. Photos by Tim Bies. Sold in 2014 to Merima and Aaron Adee.
2009 - aka Lightning Ridge Residence, Portland OR. 4500sf. Commissioned in 2006. Unbuilt. Project architect, Dennis Yu.
2009 - aka Los Cabos Residence, Mexico. Photos by Ben Benschneider.
2009 - The Bill and Amanda Nguyen House, aka Slaughterhouse Beach House, aka AURA house, Honoapaiilani Highway at Honoloa Place, Kapalua, Maui HI. Project architect, Kirsten Murray. Engineer: Monte Clark, MCE Structural Consultants. Lighting: O-LLC. Interiors: Sage Interiors. Civil engineer, Ottomo Engineering. Built by Schuchart/Dow. 3821 square feet. 2500 feet of open space. The home features three connected "huts" – general living quarters, guest suites, and a main sleeping area. Top three photos by Simon Watson. Sold in 2013 to photographer Peter Lik, who added $3M in renovations. For sale in 2015.
2009 - The Patrick Kirby Cabin, aka The False Bay Writer's Cabin, aka Shutter Island Retreat, 265 Rainshadow Road, Friday Harbor, San Juan Islands WA. Lead design, Kirsten Murray. 500 sf on 10 acres. Engineer: Monte Clark, MCE Structural Consultants. Interior design, Sara Steinfeld, Landscape design, Island Gardens. Built by Lowe Construction. When raised via wire rope and hydraulic winch, the floor-to-ceiling shutters protect the interior. When lowered, they add 600 square feet of deck and sweeping views of the landscape. Kundig and Murray designed a larger main house on the same property, below. Photos by Tim Bies. Sold in 2016.
2010 - The Margaret and John (Scotty) Greene Renovation, aka False Bay Residence, 265 Rainshadow Road, Friday Harbor WA. Kundig designed a guest house on the site that was completed in 2009. Designed with Kirsten Murray. Photos by Tim Bies. Sold in 2016 to Marc Kwiatkowski.
2010 - The Merrill Wright House, aka the Pierre, Richardson and Vista Roads, Lopez Island, San Juan Islands WA. 2200 sf. 15 acres. Chris Gerrick was the project manager. Charlie Fairchild worked with Merrill Wright on the interiors. Engineering by MCE Structural Consultants. Civil engineer: CPL. Built by Schuchart/Dow Construction. Won a 2012 Northwest & Pacific Region AIA award. First two photos by Benjamin Benschneider; last photo by Dwight Eschliman.
2010 - The Anthony Von Mandl Residence, aka Lake Okanagan House, Kelowna BC, Canada.
2010 - The Christopher Rogers House, aka Hammer House, 1701 33rd Avenue, Seattle WA. Project architect, Mark Olthoff. Structural engineer: Magnusson Klemencic. Civil engineer: Coughlin Porter Lundeen. Built by Schuchart/Dow Construction. Photos by Nic Lehoux. For rent in 2023.
2010 - The John and Shari Behnke Residence, aka Laurelhurst Residence, 3310 East Laurelhurst Drive NE, Seattle WA. Project architect, Jerry Garcia. Engineer: Monte Clark, MCE Structural Consultants. Civil engineer: Coughlin Porter Lundeen. Landscape architect, Ken Philip. Built by Schuchart/Dow. Photos by Ben Benschneider.
2010 - The Carol Bobo House, aka Shadowboxx, 111 Bumblebee Place, Lopez Island WA. Commissioned 2009. Project architect, Jon Gentry. Structural engineering by Monte Clark, MCE Structural Consultants. Interiors by Viekman. Mechanical, CPI Plumbing and Heating. Built by Krekow Jennings. Photos by Jason Schmidt and Benjamin Benschneider.
2010 - The Laura and Randy Browning Remodel, aka the Riley's Cove Residence Remodel, 7430 North Mercer Way, Mercer Island WA. Commissioned in 2009. Expansion and renovation designed by Kirsten Murray, Kundig, and Alivia Owens of a 1958 Modernist house. Built by Tim Tanner of Tanner Construction. Photos by Tim Bies.
2010 - aka Tofino Lodge, aka Island Beach Lodge, Tofino BC, Canada. Unbuilt.
2010 - aka Studio Sitges, Carrer de Llopis i Bofill 21, Sitges, Spain. Designed for two artists. Project architect, Elizabeth Bianchi Conklin. Engineer: Monte Clark, MCE Structural Consultants. Built by Carbonell Freixas SL. Featured in Architectural Digest. Photo by Nikolas Koenig. Available for rent.
2010 - aka Private Estate, Hood Canal, Seattle WA. Built, status unknown.
2010 - aka Highgate Residence Renovation, Kensington CA. Unbuilt.
2010 - aka Mountain Residence, Roslyn WA. Unbuilt.
2010 - aka West Vancouver Residence, Vancouver BC. Built, status unknown.
2010 - The Yale Avenue Condos, aka Art Stable, 516 Yale Avenue North, Seattle WA. Won the 2011 AIA Housing Award; Residential Architect Magazine 2011 Project of the Year. Project architect, Kirsten Murray.
2011 - aka Hanu Hale, aka Hawaii Residence, aka Tortugas, Kailua, Kona, Hawaii. Published in Architectural Digest.
2011 - aka Hollywood Hills House, aka Live Oak Renovation and Addition, Los Angeles CA. Originally a Wallace Neff house overlooking the Griffith Observatory. Commissioned in 2010. Photo of model by Tim Bies. Built, status unknown.
2011 - aka Pieso Poagen, 21510 North South Bank Road, Nine Mile Falls WA. Designed for Agnes Bourne's sister. Project architect Bob Jakubik.
2011 - aka the Sol Duc Cabin, Beaver WA. Located near Olympic National Park. 350 sf. Project architect was Edward Lalonde. Civil Engineering by Zenovic and Associates. Structural Engineer: Monte Clark, MCE Structural Consultants, Stevensville MT. Built by Schuchart/Dow Construction. Won a 2011 AIA Seattle Honor Award. Photo by Benjamin Benschneider.
2012 - 1724 Mira Vista, Santa Barbara CA. Sold to Family A Mitchell Trust and Family B Mitchell Trust. Sold in 2019 to Martha Gabbert.
Around 2011 - The Daniel Rosenbaum House, aka the Summerland Residence, aka the Santa Barbara Residence, Santa Barbara CA. Unbuilt.
2011 - The West Chelsea Apartments, aka The West Chelsea Scramble Tower, New York NY. Unbuilt. Project lead, Kirsten Murray.
2011 - aka The Main and Outpost Cabins, Pincher Creek, Alberta, Canada. Built, status unknown.
2011 - aka Two Peaks Residence, Ketchum ID. Unbuilt.
2011 - aka The Sagebrush Lane Residence, Ketchum ID. Status unknown.
2011 - aka Hulen Meadows Residence, Ketchum ID. Built, status unknown.
2011 - aka Island Crest Residence, Mercer Island WA. Built, status unknown.
2011 - aka Canal Residence, Venice CA. Unbuilt.
2011 - aka San Miguel River Condos, Telluride CO. Unbuilt.
2011 - The Jack and Barbara Anderson House, aka Bigwood, 110 Griffin Court, Ketchum ID. Project architect, Edward Lalonde. General contractor: Schuchart/Dow Engineering by Monte Clark; landscape architect, Ben Young; interiors: GGLO.
2011 - aka Cascade Apartment/Gallery, Seattle WA. Built, status unknown.
2011 - aka Belle Haven Residence, Greenwich CT. Built, status unknown.
2011 - The Bruce Shafer and Carol Horst House, aka Sawmill Canyon Hut, aka Sawmill Canyon Retreat, Tehachapi CA. 4170sf. A custom gizmo blends the indoor and outdoor living spaces into one courtyard. Includes wind power, solar panels, geothermal, and salvaged structural steel from a demolished cement plant. Photos by Kevin Scott and Gabe Border. Project architect Elizabeth Bianchi Conklin; structural engineer: MCE Engineering; electrical engineer: KCM Electric; built by Bruce Shafer.
2011 - aka Wolfeboro House, Wolfeboro NH. Project architects, Ellen Cecil and Jon Gentry. Landscape architect, Michael Boucher. Built, status unknown.
2011 - aka Pacific Palisades Residence, Pacific Palisades CA. Status unknown.
2011 - aka Whistler Ski House, Whistler BC, Canada. Built by Schuchart/Dow. Project architect, Steve Grim. Photos by Benjamin Benschneider.
2011 - The Richard Hesik and Barbara Johns House, aka the Fauntleroy House, aka the Tansu Residence, 9263 Fauntleroy Way SW, Seattle WA. Won an AIA Seattle Design Award. Project architect Mark Olthoff. Built by Dovetail Building Company. Engineering by MCE Structural Consultants. Photos by Benjamin Benschneider.
2011 - The Robert Uhlaner and Amy Larson Remodel, aka Berkeley Hills Residence Remodel, 83 Oak Ridge Road, Berkeley CA. Original house designed in 1951 by John Ekin Dinwiddie. Built by Alward Construction; photos by Russell Abraham; project architect, Christopher Gerrick.
2012 - The Shane and Tasha Atchison House, aka Studhorse, 25 Sunflower Hill Road, Winthrop WA. 3000 sf. Engineering by MCE Structural Consultants, built by Schuchart Dow. Four separate structures surround a central courtyard, with each oriented toward different elements in the landscape. Photos by Benjamin Benschneider. Featured in Architectural Digest in 2014. Won a 2015 National AIA Housing Award.
2013 - The Kundig/Rand/Dow Cabin, Flagg Mountain, Methow Valley, Mazama WA. 10.5 acres. Built by Jim Dow of Schuchart Dow, Kundig's frequent homebuilder. Co-owners Kundig, Dow, and Ben Rand were sued by Flagg Mountain property owners, including the people who sold Kundig the parcel in 2011. The 2013 lawsuit sought "a restraining order, preliminary and permanent injunctions and damages for violation of the protective covenants placed on the property by former property owners."
Those plaintiffs, and the Mazama community in general, objected because the house violated 1987 covenants prohibiting views from the valley floor from being compromised and protecting the ridge. Video. Kundig et al refuted that the plaintiffs had no legal standing, which was partially true. Only former owners Steven and Kristin Devin were ruled valid to proceed on the claim.
In October 2014, Superior Court Judge Chris Culp ruled the hut must be moved. "Because the hut violates the covenants, the court rules in favor of plaintiffs," Culp wrote. "Given plaintiff's prayer for relief, removal of the hut from its current location is the only remedy and the court rules accordingly." As of February 2015, according to Scott Johnston with MoveTheHut, the parties reached agreement to move the hut to a new site in spring 2015. The hut was moved in late 2015. Timeline.
2013 - The Paul B. and Suzanne Mack House, aka Rimrock, 6316 North Indian Bluff Road, Spokane WA. Built by Copeland Architecture and Construction. 16 acres. 5200 sf. Top two photos by Benjamin Benschneider.
2013 - aka Lake Creek House, Ketchum ID. Project architect, Todd Mathes. Near Bald Mountain. 7500sf. Built by Lee Gilman Builders, Inc. Photos by Benjamin Benschneider.
2014 - The Margaret and Joseph Koerner House, aka Vergelegen LLC House, aka Berkshire House, 2128 Canaan Southfield Road, Southfield MA. Often listed as New Marlborough MA. 300 acres. Includes a large horse facility. Photos by Benjamin Benschneider; built by Peter D. Whitehead; project architects Elizabeth Bianchi Conklin and Gus Lynch; gizmologist: Phil Turner; structural engineer, PCS Structural. Sold in 2023 to Truman Capital Holdings LLC (Lynn and Mitchell Samberg).
2014 - The Statler Residence Renovation, Park Avenue, Upper East Side, New York NY. Historic townhouse, five stories, 16,000sf. Landscape design, Nelson Byrd Woltz Landscape Architects; lighting, Lisa Wong; project architect, Kristen Ring Murray; interiors, Rabih Hage.
2014 - The Lili and Lee Siegelson Apartment, aka Upper East Side Apartment, 315 East 68th Street, New York NY. Commissioned in 2010. Links an Art Deco water tower with the penthouse unit located below it. Project architect, Edward Lelonde. Plumbing, AFNY. Built by Living Space Design. Photos by Jason Schmidt.
2014 - The Steven Huerd and Sogol Nowbar House, aka Knob Hill House, 880 Walnut Avenue, Ketchum ID. Built by the Guho Group. Project architects Mark Wettstone, Will Kemper. Structural engineer, MCE. Photos by Benjamin Benschneider.
Around 2014 - The Tim Westergren and Smita Singh House, aka Hidden Dragon, 135 Balboa, Inverness CA. Westergren founded Pandora. Unbuilt.
2015 - The Robert Budihas Revocable Trust House, aka Stirrup House, aka Modern Golf Course Home, 127 Stirrup Lane, Ketchum ID. 6500sf. On a cul-de- sac between Bald Mountain and Dollar Mountain. Project architects, Edward Lalonde and Jamie Slagel. Interior design by Lucas Design Associates. Landscape design by Ben Young. Civil engineer, Galena. Built by Elias Construction. Photos by Benjamin Benschneider.
2015 - The Janet Wright Ketcham House, aka Pole Pass Retreat, 52 Privacy Lane, Eastsound WA. On Orcas Island. Top photo by Jennilee Marigomen. Built by Lockhart/Suver; Structural Engineer: PCS Structural Solutions; Steel Fabricator: Twisted Metal Works; interiors, Debbie Kennedy.
2015 - The Stuart Peterson Renovation, aka Gilmartin House, aka Round Hill Estate, aka Bay Area Hill House, 110 Gilmartin, Tiburon CA. 15250sf. Original house designed in 1951 by John Ekin Dinwiddie. Commissioned 2011. On the site of Andre Agassi's former house, which was destroyed. Took about five years to build; consumed more city staff time than any other single family home in Tiburon's history. Built by Alward Construction; project architect, Christopher Gerrick; landscape design, Surface; photos, Russell Abraham; structural engineer, PCS Structural.
Around 2015 - The Dennis Miller and Carolyn Espley-Miller (aka Slim Paley) Barn, aka Barn Residence, 588 Picacho Lane, Montecito CA. Part of a larger compound of buildings (none designed by Kundig). Sold in 2020 to Ellen Degeneres. Sold in 2021.
2016 - The Lou and Kim Maxon House, 5535 Tolt Highlands Road NE, Carnation WA. About 22 acres. Commissioned in 2009, groundbreaking in 2014. Built by the Maxons and Schuchart/Dow. Project architect, Edward Lalonde. Featured in DWELL, Sept 2011 and July 2018. They documented the process. Photos by Ian Allen.
2016 - The Gianna Puerini and Brian Valentine House, aka the Meg House, 403 West Prospect Street, Seattle WA. Tom Petty played at their wedding. Commissioned around 2014. Featured in Architectural Record Houses of 2017. Photos by Nic Lehoux. Built by Schuhart/Dow, engineering by MCE (Monte Clark).
2016 - The Mia Sarapochiello (Mia Sara) and Brian Henson House, aka Hollywood Hills House, 2300 Alto Oak Drive, Los Angeles CA. Built by Dowbuilt/ Schuhart-Dow. Project architect Kristin Becker left the firm and finished the house on her own at Mutuus Studio. Photo by Kevin Scott. Featured in the New York Times, 2018.
2016 - The Brad Johnson and Julie Beeler House, aka Trout Lake House, 554 Sunnyside Road, Trout Lake WA. Located near the White Salmon River on 40 acres. 6594 sf. Built by Jepson West Design and Construction. Four buildings. Project architect, Dawn McConaghy.
2016 - The Daniel and Estrellita Brodsky House, aka Millerton Farmhouse, 188 Downey Road, Millerton NY. Photos by Nic Lehoux.
2016 - The Dragonfly House, Whitefish MT. 6500 sf. Built by Bear Mountain Builders; landscape design, White Cloud Design; lighting, O-Lighting. Photos by Nic Lehoux. Video.
2016 - The Liz and Bill Armstrong Apartment, aka Dallas Apartment, 18th floor of the Museum Tower Building, 1918 Olive Street, Dallas TX. 8870 sf. Photo by Aaron Leitz. Project architect, Megan Zimmerman. Interiors, Emily Summers.
2016 - aka North Fork Residence, East Marion NY. Designed with RP Miller and Rodman Primack; landscape design, Michael Boucher; lighting, Lisa Wong; project architect, Garin Schenk. Photo by Dominique Varillon.
Around 2016 - The Greg Smith Renovation, 715 2nd Ave Unit 1506, Seattle WA. Sold in 2017. Two floors high.
2017 - The Mary Fairbanks Constant House, aka River House, 303 Broadway Boulevard, Ketchum ID. 3100sf. Photos by Nic Lehoux. Sold.
2017 - The Max and Rebecca Weinberg House 1, New Jersey. Unbuilt.
2017 - aka Chemin Byron, Cologny, Geneva, Switzerland. Overlooks Lake Geneva. Photos by Nic Lehoux. 6000sf.
2017 - aka Treehouse, Playa Hermosa, Santa Theresa, Costa Rica. 2140 sf. Project architects Martina Bendel and Kevin K. King; built by Dante Mezri-Gizmo; landscape architect, Vida Design. There are likely other Kundig houses in the area. Photo by Nic Lehoux.
2018 - The Kipp Nelson House, aka James Bond House, aka Collywood House, 1301 Collingwood Place, Los Angeles CA. 15624sf. Took about five years to design and build. Includes a 15-car auto gallery, a model race track, gym, home theatre, wine cellar, rooftop terrace, and a race car simulator. Can host up to 250 guests. For sale in 2021-2022.
2018 - The Tim and Helen Throsby House, aka Bilgola Beach House, 7-9 Allen Avenue, Bilgola Beach, Sydney, Australia.
2018 - The João and Branca Salles House, aka Rio House, Tijuca area, Brazil. Project architect, Edward Lalonde. Engineers: MCE Structural Consultants, Mauro Jorge; WSP, GreenWatt. Built by Construtora São Bento. Photos by Maira Acayaba. Featured in Architectural Record Houses of 2020.
2018 - The Katherine and Jonathan Barr House, aka the Vermont Cabin, 4090 Sterling Valley Road, Stowe VT. 2250 sf. Project architect Dawn McConaghy. Built by Gristmill Builders. Civil engineer, Grenier Engineering. Landscape design, Ambler Design. Structural engineer, Silman; photos by Aaron Leitz. Featured in DWELL, November 2019.
2019 - The Randall Quarles House, aka Glenbrook Road Partners House, aka Wasatch House, 3877 Adonis Drive, Salt Lake City UT. 18000sf. Photos by Matthew Millman. Near Neff's Canyon. Project architect: Ming-Lee Yuan; interior design: Laina Navarro; built by Edge Builders; structural engineer: MCE structural consultants; mechanical and electrical engineer: Nielson Engineering; civil engineer: Stantec; landscape architect: LOCI; lighting design: HELIUS lighting.
2020 - The Laurene Powell Jobs House, 460 Mountain Home Road, Woodside CA. 9 acres. Includes two guest houses, aka Orchard House and Vineyard House, yoga studio, wine press building, olive press building, and several large barns. About 16000 sf. Commissioned 2015.
2017 - The Kukui`ula Residential Development LLC House, aka Kukui'ula Hale Kaimana, 4883 Ka' Opua Place, Koloa HI. 2887 sf. Structural engineer, PCS Structural. Project architect, Les Eerkes. Sold in 2021.
2017 - The Rutger and Jenny de Vink House, 2554 Delaplane Grade Road, Delaplane VA. Landscape design by Michael Boucher. Part of RdV Vineyards.
2017 - The Nicolas Negroponte House, aka Horizon House, 9 Signal Hill Lane, Chilmark, Martha's Vineyard MA. Featured in the book Martha’s Vineyard: New Island Homes. Project architect, Mark Olthoff and Jordan Leppert; interiors, C&J Katz Studio; built by John Edward Alexander & Company; structural engineer, Robert Silman and Associates; mechanical, Alex Alexander; landscape design, Horiuchi Solien; lighting, Renfro Design Group; photos by Aaron Leitz.
2018 - aka Wave House, Mercer Island WA. 5000sf. Project architect, Kristen Murray. Landscape architect, Kelley Pagano; built by Mercer Builders; Coughlin Porter Lundeen, civil engineers; Madden & Baughman, structural engineers; photos by Aaron Leitz.
2018 - aka Hale Lana, Kailua-Kona HI. Five pavilions, 17200 sf. Project architect: Katherine Ranieri; interior design: Debbie Kennedy; built by Schuchart/Dow. Kona Wai engineering, civil engineer. Steel and timber fabrication consultant: Spearhead Inc. Structural engineer: MCE Structural Consultants. Mechanical and electrical engineer: WSP. Landscape architect: David Y. Tamura Associates. Lighting design: Niteo Lighting. Pool consultant: Kai Pono Builders. Photos by Nic Lehoux.
2018 - The Hole in the Wall Ltd House, aka Teton House, 7895 Granite Ridge Road, Jackson WY. 8050 sf. Features motorizes shutters. Commissioned around 2016. Built by TJR Associates; engineering by Jorgenson; interiors, Christine Burkland. photos by Matthew Millman.
Around 2019 - aka Brighton Beach Residence, Clinton WA. Built by Dovetail Construction. Status unknown.
2019 - aka Dalarö House, Dalarö Island, Sweden. American owners. Photo by Magnus Marding. Project architects, Chris Gerrick and Eric Druse. Built by Staffan Wincrantz Frederic Landell, Stephan Tolstoy. Structural engineer, SDP; interiors by
2020 - The Thomas Pullano House, aka Point Doughty, 135 Glenwood Inn Road, Orcas Island CA. 10 acres. Built by E&H Construction. Includes an ADU.
2020 - The West Edge Tower Apartments, 1430 2nd Avenue, Seattle WA. Commissioned around 2007.
2020 - The Thomas Kite Jr. House, aka Caddy Shack, 6 Nob Hill Circle, West Hills TX. Project architect, Bob Jakubik; interiors, Laina Navarro; built by Jon Luce Builder; civil engineer, Blyel Engineering; structural engineer, PCS Structural Solutions; photos, Aaron Leitz.
2020 - The Gregory and Sharon Maffei House, aka South Denver Residence, aka Long Viewhouse, aka Prairie Home, Cherry Hills Village CO. 17,000sf. Designed with Kristen Murray and Kimberly Shoemake-Medlock. Commissioned around 2014. Built by Cadre General Contractors; engineering by KL&A.
2020 - The Charles and Lisa Simonyi Renovation and Addition, 111 84th Avenue NE, Medina WA. Originally designed by Wendell Lovett.
2020 - The John D. Groendyke Cabin, Groendyke Ranch, Enid OK. Includes a detached garage, last photo.
2020 - Penthouse, the Residences Tower, 8899 Beverly Boulevard, West Hollywood CA. 20,000sf. The firm renovated the 1960s building, formerly the LA Design Center. Priced at $100,000,000 as of 2020.
2020 - The Just Like Heaven LLC House, aka Madison Park Residence, 4108 East Prospect, Seattle WA. Photos by Jill Hardy. Landscape, Ohashi. Built by Schuchart Dow.
2021 - The Gregory and Lesa Faulkner House, aka Analog House, 10865 Holmgrove, Truckee CA. Designed with the architect-homeowners. Landscape design by Michael Boucher.
Around 2021 - aka Mount Bonnell House, 4323 Mount Bonnell Road, Austin TX. Project architect, Chris Gerrick. Unbuilt.
2021 - The Boiler LLC/John Boiler House, aka Manhattan Beach House, 209 35th Street, Manhattan Beach CA. 5310sf. Project architects, Edward Lalonde, Nate Boyd, Kozo Nozawa; landscape design, Michelle Arab; interiors by Olson Kundig and HRH Design; civil engineer, PE&C Engineering; structural: PCS Structural Solutions; lighting, O-lighting; built by Dowbuilt; photos by Aaron Leitz.
2022 - aka House in New Zealand. Project architect, John Irving of Auckland. Commissioned in 2021. Built, status unknown.
2022 - aka Squam Lake Residence, Center Harbor NH. 5,000sf. Built by Old Hampshire Designs. Project architect, Josh Aylett. Built, status unknown.
Year unknown - aka Barnsdall Residence, Barnsdall OK. Engineering by Altieri. Unbuilt.
2024 - The Max and Rebecca Weinberg House 2, Miami FL. Status unknown.
2024 - House in North Carolina. Status unknown.
2024 - The Cameron Chesnut House, aka CDA River House, Spokane WA. On the Spokane River. Built by Edwards Smith Construction.
2025 - The Ken Griffin House, West Palm Beach FL. Slated to be the most expensive house in the world at over $1 billion. 25 acres. Kundig is the lead designer, with architect of record, Daniel Kahan of Smith and Moore Architects in West Palm Beach. Landscape design by Stoev Design Group of Sausalito CA.