House of Tomorrow

The Home of Tomorrow is also known as the House of Tomorrow and the Smyser House and is located at 4907 66th Ave. E., Puyallup, WA 98371.  The house was designed by Bert Smyser who is also known for designing the Tacoma landmark, Bob’s Java Jive. I became aware of the house when the Tacoma News Tribune ran an article on Mr. Smyser, mentioning this house and his other projects including a prototype of the Seattle Space Needle.

A photo of Bert Smyser can be found here

The library also mentions that Mr. Smyser’s wife was a member of the Rubber Hat Club and sometimes modeled for them.

The all plywood, steamline moderne house was constructed in 1940 is under private ownership now, so I stayed on the side of the road to snap my photo. The site also fronts on Clark’s Creek. The house was listed for sale at one point and the listing can be found here


3 thoughts on “House of Tomorrow

  1. Jeremy Shuler

    Next time you take a picture of my house, let me know so I can take the ladder off of the deck. Also, I can give you better picture of the house (outside only).

    Thank you for posting the story of our house and the person that built it.


  2. admin Post author

    Jeremy, I hadn’t even noticed the ladder! What a terrific house you have. If you send me a better photo, I’d be delighted to use it! My email is Thanks for reading my blog 🙂

  3. Carrie Petersen

    Seeing my Great Aunt Helen and Uncle Bert’s house featured here is so delightful. I remember visiting them as a young child and loved this house! They were very proud of it too. Thank you for honoring them.

Good to see you here!