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Summary for 3009 S WASHINGTON ST S / Parcel ID 3416600535 / Inv # 0

Historic Name: Common Name:
Style: Queen Anne - Free Classic Neighborhood: Leschi
Built By: Year Built: 1901
This is an example of transitional architecture built in a simplified Queen Anne style that seems to anticipate the emergence of various bungalow house types in the years immediately following its construction. The structure’s design integrity has been significantly compromised by 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 Washington Mutual Savings Bank when surveyed by the Assessor in 1937. Luca Saccietti and Nancy Heinze apparently bought the property from William V. Healey III and Anna M. Healey in 1994. The current owners appear to have purchased the house from
Luca Saccietti in 2000.


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

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

This is a one-and-a-half story, clapboard clad, wood frame single-family residence on a concrete block and post and pier foundation. According to the Assessor's records, there is no basement.

The rectangular plan is capped by a gable roof with moderate overhangs and enclosed soffits.

The original windows and doors were characterized by patterns and details customarily associated with Queen Anne architecture. The now-missing stick-work detailing in the front gable was also characteristic of Queen Anne work, and the cutaway bay facing the street is a typical Queen Anne feature. The Tuscan piers at the porch, and the built up frieze at the face of the front-facing bay are Queen Anne - Free Classic elements. The cross gables appear to have had simpler detailing than the main gable facing the street. The widely spaced pairs of ornate brackets just below the eaves at several points around the house give the building a slight Italianate or Second Empire flavor. The overall massing of the structure anticipates emerging bungalow design sensibilities.

This structure was built in 1901. According to the King County Property Record Card, the house was remodeled in 1907. The
King County GIS Center Property Report (accessed August 18, 2008)
reports that the structure was remodeled again in 1986. The upper half-floor appears to have been recently renovated, and roof windows have been added.

The building appears to have undergone a number of exterior modifications. The front gable had been significantly altered by 1965; the original cladding was replaced or covered with aluminum siding, the gable stick-work removed, the barge boards modified, and the deck rail (and presumably, the associated deck that once extended across the full width of the house at the upper half-floor level) was removed.
The east facing cross gable was almost certainly also altered, though the detailing there was already less iconic than at the front of the house. More recently, a small "baytop" deck and a modern wood railing appear to have been added at the east facing gable. The aluminum siding added to the structure prior to 1965 has been removed ant the cladding returned to a state resembling its original appearance, though without some of the original trim work.

Several of the windows appear to have been replaced. A sliding door appears to have replaced the original fenestration at the east facing gable.  At the front of the house, the upper-level door that once opened onto the former deck, and the double-hung windows that flanked it, have been removed and replace with a Palladian window.

Detail for 3009 S WASHINGTON ST S / Parcel ID 3416600535 / Inv # 0

Status: Yes - Hold
Classication: Building District Status:
Cladding(s): Wood, Wood - Clapboard Foundation(s): Concrete - Block, Concrete - Poured, Post & Pier
Roof Type(s): Flat with Eaves, Gable Roof Material(s): Asphalt/Composition-Shingle
Building Type: Domestic - Single Family Plan: Rectangular
Structural System: Balloon Frame/Platform Frame No. of Stories: one & ½
Unit Theme(s): Architecture/Landscape Architecture
Changes to Plan: Moderate
Changes to Original Cladding: Moderate
Changes to Windows: Extensive
Changes to Interior: Moderate
Major Bibliographic References

Photo collection for 3009 S WASHINGTON ST S / Parcel ID 3416600535 / Inv # 0

Photo taken May 17, 2008

Photo taken May 17, 2008
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