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The home of Jim and Geri Swope, 2017 E. Rockwood Blvd., combines a modern design and rustic surroundings to create a cozy feel.
 (Photos by JOE BARRENTINE/ / The Spokesman-Review)
The home of Jim and Geri Swope, 2017 E. Rockwood Blvd., combines a modern design and rustic surroundings to create a cozy feel. (Photos by JOE BARRENTINE/ / The Spokesman-Review)
Jessica Wambach jessicaw@spokesman.com

2017 E. Rockwood Blvd., Spokane

When Scott Hanson built the Rockwood Boulevard home that Jim and Geri Swope now own, he designed it to resemble a beach house on the Oregon Coast.

“He wanted to feel like he was by the seashore, so he placed his home on basalt outcroppings and painted it gray with large glass windows, creating vistas from every angle,” Jim said. Built on basalt, the Swope home features unique architecture with many unusual, sharp angles throughout the house. “From the inside, it is like living in the trees. It was planned out and taken into consideration for the angle of the sun so that there would be the maximum amount of sun in the winter and shade in the summer.”

The home sits high above Rockwood Boulevard on a private road, making it somewhat difficult to locate.

“When we bought it, we couldn’t find it,” Geri says. “We had to have the Realtor lead us in.”

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