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Summary for 3230 LAKEWOOD AVE / Parcel ID 5700004275 / Inv #

Historic Name: Common Name:
Style: Arts & Crafts - Craftsman Neighborhood: Mount Baker
Built By: Year Built: 1915
In the opinion of the survey, this property appears to meet the criteria of the Seattle Landmarks Preservation Ordinance.
Built in 1915, this building was owned by August W. and Florence A. Kugler. The Kugler’s previously lived at 2929 Thirty-Sixth Avenue South. In 1916, the Kugler’s added brick around the porch. Mr. Kugler worked as a salesman. Eddie Bauer purchased the building in July of 1939 and remained in the building through 1944. By 1954, Mason Irwin had purchased the building for $25,000 and he remained in the building through 1958. The building sold in August of 1960 for $35,000, and in August of 1968 for $41,500. John E. Phillips purchased the building in June of 1971 for $45,000. The Mount Baker neighborhood comprises two north-south tending ridges located southeast of downtown Seattle along Lake Washington. Initial development of the area occurred relatively late, post-1900, following the construction of the Rainier Avenue Electric Street Railway in the 1890s. York Station on Rainier Avenue and the Dose Addition were developed earlier than the Mount Baker Park Addition, platted in 1907 by the Hunter Tract Improvement Company. The Mount Baker Park Addition represents the core of the neighborhood and is its primary character-defining feature. Mount Baker Park is one of Seattle’s earliest planned residential communities that successfully integrated the natural environment and a relatively exclusive residential neighborhood in its layout of lots, streets, boulevards, and parks. The houses, primarily built between 1905 and 1929, reflect a variety of eclectic and Northwest-based architectural styles, and include designs by many prominent local architects. Other important influences were the streetcar connection with downtown Seattle, the integration of local parks and boulevards into the Olmsted system, the construction of Franklin High School in 1912, and the building of the Mount Baker tunnel and Lacey V. Murrow Floating Bridge to Mercer Island in 1940. Today this middle-to-upper income neighborhood remains predominantly residential, is home to an ethnically diverse population, and retains much of its planned character.
Built in 1915, this Craftsman-influenced, Arts & Crafts style, single-family dwelling stands on a rectangular lot overlooking Lake Washington. The building is oriented to Lakewood Avenue South on a sloping site at street level. This 2007 square foot, one-and-a-half story house with a three-quarter daylight basement features a rectangular plan, measuring approximately 51’ by 45’, with a full width single story back facade porch that wraps slightly around either side. A poured concrete foundation supports the wood frame, shingle-clad superstructure. Asphalt composition roofing covers the cross gable roof. Open overhanging eaves and gables with exposed rafters and purlins define the roofline. Wood sash double hung windows with painted wood casings provide day lighting. The extended main roofline shelters the porch. Substantial piers support the extended roofline. A brick chimney services the building. The substantial Lake Washington facing porch constitutes a distinguishing, unique element.

Detail for 3230 LAKEWOOD AVE / Parcel ID 5700004275 / Inv #

Status: Yes - Inventory
Classication: Building District Status:
Cladding(s): Other, Shingle Foundation(s): Unknown
Roof Type(s): Gable Roof Material(s): Other
Building Type: Domestic - Single Family Plan: Rectangular
Structural System: Balloon Frame/Platform Frame No. of Stories: one & ½
Unit Theme(s):
Changes to Original Cladding: Intact
Changes to Plan: Intact
Changes to Windows: Intact
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.
City of Seattle. Survey of City-Owned Historic Resources. Prepared by Cathy Wickwire, Seattle, 2001. Forms for Ravenna Park structures.
Historic Seattle Preservation and Development Authority. "Mount Baker: An Inventory of Buildings and Urban Design Resources."
Mount Baker Community Club. Flowers We All Love Best in Mount Baker Park, (reprint of 1915 ed.)
Tobin, Caroline. (2004) "Mount Baker Historic Context Statement."

Photo collection for 3230 LAKEWOOD AVE / Parcel ID 5700004275 / Inv #

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Photo taken Mar 15, 2004
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