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The red brick, light stucco, and dark beams define the exterior color palette, a simple but strong combination that complements the landscape’s vibrant greens.


The Ferris home has been featured in publications including Sunset (1961), The New Y


ork Times (2012),


the Spokesman-Review (2012), and the Spokane Chronicle (1954). Walker was awarded for this project, along with much of his other significant work in the Inland Northwest end of story for more on Walker and


(see 66 SPOKANE CDA • March • 2013


his contemporaries). This home was one of his most stellar achievements, says Glenn Davis, a local architect who has worked on the home in recent years, and was also Walker’s former colleague. “Bruce Walker never surpassed the quality of its design in his residential work,” Davis has said. The home sits on a


lush and


beautifully landscaped acre of land. Its original half-acre lot was a gift from the homeowner’s uncle, notable Spokane citizen Joel E. Ferris, with whom he was very close. The property has been in the family for 108 years and was originally part of the estate of early Spokane attorney, Frank Graves, and his wife, Maude Ferris Graves.


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