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Summary for 4026 Latona AVE / Parcel ID 4206901200 / Inv #

Historic Name: Common Name:
Style: Tudor - Cottage Neighborhood: Wallingford
Built By: Year Built: 1926
This house was erected 1925-26. It was designed and built by the firm of Diers & Parks, who also owned the property. The company listed its address as 2511 N. 39th Street on the permit application; however, the exact name of the firm and the firm’s address cannot be confirmed using directories from the period. The one-car garage in the basement is an original feature of the design. This structure is significant as an intact and fairly well maintained wood-clad Tudor cottage erected in the middle of Seattle’s second north end building boom, a period that witnessed the increasing popularity of Tudor cottage design in the neighborhood.
This is a 1-1/2 story, clapboard-clad frame residence on a concrete foundation over a full basement. The steep slope of the roof, the clipped gables, the suggestion of an “L” shaped footprint in the crossing of the ridgelines, the gabled wing facing the street in what is essentially a side-gabled residence, the sweep of the roof over the small partially enclosed porch, and the close cornice are all characteristics of Tudor cottage design. However, unlike many houses built in this style, this structure does not feature masonry veneer, stucco, or false half-timbering. The straightforward clapboard siding, and the use of double-hung windows singly and in groups are suggestive of craftsman and colonial revival design work. The upper sash of each of the double-hung units in the west (front) façade features a distinctive pattern of metal muntins in which a curvilinear diamond is centered. This pattern is echoed in the basket arched window in the front door. A single double hung window is centered in the west facing clipped gable. On the same axis at the main level below is a group of three double hung windows, a wide central unit flanked by two narrower units. The roof of the front facing wing sweeps down in a gentle curve that extends the north-facing slope of the roof over the entry porch at the corner formed by the front facing wing and the north end of the house. Circular arched opening open to this porch from the front and north side; the entry stair enters the porch from the side. Two more double-hung windows are paired in the wall to the north of the entry, A chimney rises at the south elevation just east of the point where the eave of the front facing gable meets the westernmost cornice of the south-facing gable. The chimney s flanked by double-hung units similar to those at the front of the house. East of the chimney group is another group of three windows. These units feature a bungalow type muntin pattern in their upper sash and the central unit is somewhat wider than the two to either side. Another window is located at the east end of the elevation but cannot be clearly seen from the street. Two double-hung windows, each with a small, undivided upper sash over a larger undivided lower sash, are paired and centered in the clipped gable. A smaller single sash unit is located east of the central gable group. The windows in the north-facing gable are similar to those at the south except that an additional small single sash window is located to the west of the central group. At the main level, two double-hung windows similar to those at the front of the house are paired near the west end of the elevation. Just to the east of this pair, a door opens at the half level between the first floor and the basement. A “plain” double-hung unit is located at the east end of the façade and a smaller double hung unit is situated nearby to the west. The east (rear) elevation cannot be observed from the street. The original garage doors appear to have been replaced with an overhead model. The attic and basement have been remodeled according to the Assessor’s record. No other significant modifications are apparent.

Detail for 4026 Latona AVE / Parcel ID 4206901200 / Inv #

Status: Yes - Inventory
Classication: Building District Status:
Cladding(s): Wood, Wood - Clapboard Foundation(s): Concrete - Poured
Roof Type(s): Gable - Clipped Roof Material(s): Asphalt/Composition-Shingle
Building Type: Domestic - Single Family Plan: L-Shape
Structural System: Balloon Frame/Platform Frame No. of Stories: one
Unit Theme(s): Architecture/Landscape Architecture, Community Planning/Development
Changes to Original Cladding: Intact
Changes to Windows: Intact
Changes to Plan: Slight
Major Bibliographic References
City of Seattle DCLU Microfilm Records.
King County Property Record Card (c. 1938-1972), Washington State Archives.
Polk's Seattle Directories, 1890-1996.

Photo collection for 4026 Latona AVE / Parcel ID 4206901200 / Inv #

Photo taken Aug 09, 2004
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