Harold’s Restaurant – Mercer Island- Seattle, Washington

1954-

Featuring innovations in dining not formerly available in Seattle and catering to the carriage and expense account trade, this restaurant also shrewdly eyes nearby Sunset highway and provides a coffee shop for the faster moving tourist potential. The two part plan extends out into the parking area, likewise dual. The highway trade has proved profitable enough that the retail pastry counter shown in the plan has recently been converted into more coffee shop seating space.

Architecturally, the design follows the Northwest tradition, using materials and methods indigenous to the region. The regularly spaced beams are stained very dark with ceilings and walls of natural boards- cedar or fir. Certain interior walls are brick.
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