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Summary for 1723 MADRONA DR / Parcel ID 6321000195 / Inv # 0

Historic Name: Common Name:
Style: American Foursquare - Craftsman Neighborhood: Madrona
Built By: Year Built: 1906
This is a somewhat unusual house combining a foursquare scheme with Craftsman style detailing and a Queen Anne style corner tower. The structure's design integrity has been compromised by replacement of the original Prairie style clapboard cladding system with cement asbestos siding.

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, cement asbestos siding clad, wood frame single-family residence on a concrete foundation, over a full basement. The somewhat irregular (though essentially rectangular) plan is capped by a hip roof with a hipped dormer, extensive overhangs, open soffits, and exposed rafter tails. the scheme features a full height corner bay (or tower) at the southeast corner.

The windows and doors are characterized by patterns and details customarily associated with the Queen Anne style, and the corner tower is also suggestive of Queen Anne work. However, the original clapboard siding was organized in a Prairie style pattern, and the exposed rafter tails are a signature feature of the Craftsman style. The hip roofs and the detailing of the partially recessed entry porch are suggestive of Prairie style sensibilities.

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

The single story element at the back of the house appears to be an early addition. The entry stairs appear to have been replaced and the stair sidewalls are no longer extant.The original clapboard cladding has been replaced or covered with concrete asbestos siding.

Detail for 1723 MADRONA DR / Parcel ID 6321000195 / Inv # 0

Status: Yes - Hold
Classication: Building District Status:
Cladding(s): Shingle - Concrete/Asbestos, Wood Foundation(s): Concrete - Poured
Roof Type(s): Hip, Pyramidal Roof Material(s): Asphalt/Composition-Shingle
Building Type: Domestic - Single Family Plan: Irregular
Structural System: Balloon Frame/Platform Frame No. of Stories: two
Unit Theme(s): Architecture/Landscape Architecture
Changes to Plan: Slight
Changes to Windows: Intact
Changes to Original Cladding: Extensive
Changes to Interior: Unknown
Major Bibliographic References

Photo collection for 1723 MADRONA DR / Parcel ID 6321000195 / Inv # 0

Photo taken Jun 01, 2008
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