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Summary for 2023 S MAIN ST S / Parcel ID 3319500955 / Inv # 0

Historic Name: Common Name:
Style: American Foursquare - Craftsman Neighborhood: Central Area
Built By: Year Built: 1906
This is a fairly typical example of American Foursquare design with Craftsman detailing. The structure’s design integrity has been somewhat compromised by a second story addition at the back end of the structure, the addition of a barrel vaulted dormer, and some minor detail alterations.

This is one of approximately 2,200 houses that are still extant out of more than 5,000 that were built by the end of 1906 in Seattle’s Central Area, Eastlake, First Hill, Leschi, Madison Park, Madrona, and North Capitol Hill neighborhoods.

A complete permit history, and a complete record of ownership and occupation have not yet been prepared for this property; however, the house appears to have been owned by Issac Gustanoff from about 1925 until at least 1937. The property was acquired by Rebecca Gustanoff in 1955 and sold almost immediately to Dewey Hunter. Charles Hunter acquired the property through an estate settlement in 1992 and, with Mary Hunter, sold the property to Stephen Grossman and Susan Zoccola that same year. Susan Zoccola quit her claim in 2001. The current owners have jointly held the property since 2003.


King County GIS Center Property Report (; accessed August 18, 2008)

King County Property Record Card (c. 1938-1972) Washington State Archives

This is a two (soon to be two-and-a-half) story, clapboard clad, wood frame single-family residence on a concrete foundation, over a quarter basement. The porches appear to be built on post and beam foundations.

The essentially rectangular plan of the main house is capped by a hip roof with moderate overhangs, open soffits, and exposed rafter tails. The front porch is partially recessed; the projecting component features a pedimented roof supported by Tuscan columns bearing on solid, clapboard-clad porch railings.

The windows and doors are characterized by patterns and details customarily associated with turn-of-the-century and early 20th century houses, including late Queen Anne and early Craftsman style structures. The large double-hung window ganged with similar but narrower flanking units at the first floor level of the street facade,
and the exposed rafter tails, are common features of Craftsman design. The Tuscan columns and pedimented roof at the front porch are residual elements of Queen Anne Free Classic architecture.

This house was built in 1906.
The back porch was apparently enclosed prior to 1937 and appears to have a complex roof that can not be appreciated from the public right-of-way. A second back porch appears to have been appended to the original porch, probably when the latter was enclosed. It appears the attic-level half-story was converted to habitable space much more recently. This work included the addition of an unusual barrel vaulted dormer centered in the hip roof over the street facade. When the house was surveyed for inclusion in this database in May 2008, it appeared the building was being remodeled. A few windows in the side elevations have apparently been rebuilt or replaced. Some of the existing siding appears to have been renovated.

Detail for 2023 S MAIN ST S / Parcel ID 3319500955 / Inv # 0

Status: Yes - Hold
Classication: Building District Status:
Cladding(s): Wood, Wood - Clapboard Foundation(s): Concrete - Poured, Post & Pier
Roof Type(s): Barrel Vault, Gable, Hip Roof Material(s): Asphalt/Composition-Shingle
Building Type: Domestic - Single Family Plan: Rectangular
Structural System: Balloon Frame/Platform Frame No. of Stories: two
Unit Theme(s): Architecture/Landscape Architecture
Changes to Original Cladding: Slight
Changes to Plan: Moderate
Changes to Windows: Slight
Changes to Interior: Unknown
Major Bibliographic References

Photo collection for 2023 S MAIN ST S / Parcel ID 3319500955 / Inv # 0

Photo taken May 15, 2008
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