Brandes House For Sale

T[he Brandes House in Washington state is again for sale](http://www.savewright.org/index.php?page=33id=115) ([agent's site here](http://www.ewingandclark.com/properties/details/1368060-2202_212th_ave_se_sammamish_wa_98075_7100)), asking price $1.45 million (it last sold in 2009 for $1.5 million).

Here is a YouTube video of the Brandes House from a few years ago:






[In 2008 the _Sammamish Reporter_ interviewed the step-son of the original owner](http://www.sammamish-reporter.com/news/19556624.html), Ray Brandes.

>“Part of what makes it work as a small house is that there’s glass on both sides,” Cullen said, ges­tur­ing to the expan­sive glass walls on either side of the great-room style liv­ing space. “If you had solid walls, it would feel very con­fin­ing.”

>Can­telev­ered over­hangs pro­tect the win­dows from rain, so the view of the nat­u­rally land­scaped grounds is always clear.

>“One of the ele­ments I really like is that you can stand almost any­where in the house and see out­side,” Cullen said. “The sense of space it gives you is of a much big­ger house.”

>Ray Bran­des later also con­structed a Frank Lloyd Wright home in Nor­mandy Park. Mimi Bran­des passed away, and Ray mar­ried Cullen’s mother, Helen, in 1966. When Ray and Helen retired and moved to Cal­i­for­nia in 1984, Jack Cullen bought the house from them. Cullen and his wife raised their two chil­dren — now grown — in the home that sits on about four acres off of 212th Avenue South­east.

>“It’s a won­der­ful space to raise kids in,” Cullen said.