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Summary for 1711 MADRONA DR / Parcel ID 6321000180 / Inv # 0

Historic Name: Common Name:
Style: American Foursquare Neighborhood: Madrona
Built By: Year Built: 1906
This is a fairly typical example of American foursquare architecture with residual Queen Anne elements and a slight Italianate or Spanish Colonial flavor. The structure has fairly good integrity but has suffered from reconstruction of the front porch and the main roof soffit as well as the loss of the dormer windows.

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.


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 story, clapboard and shingle clad, wood frame single-family residence on a concrete foundation, over a 90% basement. The essentially rectangular plan is capped by a hip roof with a side facing, pented gable with extensive overhangs and enclosed soffits.

The windows and doors are characterized by patterns and details customarily associated with Queen Anne architecture. The remaining original soffits give the structure a slight Italianate or Spanish Colonial flavor.

This house was built in 1906  according to the King County Property Record Card and the King County GIS Center Property Report.

The front porch has been substantially altered and the basement appears to have been remodeled. The windows in the front facing dormer have been removed and replaced with wood panels. The soffit of the main roof has been rebuilt and has lost much of its original detailing. The chimney has been altered. The stout piers that initially characterized the front porch have been replaced
with smaller built-up elements and the porch roof has been replaced with a smaller and less skillfully detailed imitation of the original; a modern style railing has been added at the porch perimeter and the porch stairs have been replaced.

Detail for 1711 MADRONA DR / Parcel ID 6321000180 / Inv # 0

Status: Yes - Hold
Classication: Building District Status:
Cladding(s): Shingle, Wood, Wood - Clapboard Foundation(s): Concrete - Poured
Roof Type(s): 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 Plan: Moderate
Changes to Windows: Slight
Changes to Interior: Unknown
Changes to Original Cladding: Moderate
Major Bibliographic References

Photo collection for 1711 MADRONA DR / Parcel ID 6321000180 / Inv # 0

Photo taken Jun 01, 2008
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