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Summary for 1407 31ST AVE / Parcel ID 9829200225 / Inv # 0

Historic Name: Common Name:
Style: Arts & Crafts - Craftsman, Queen Anne Neighborhood: Madrona
Built By: Year Built: 1906
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 September 10, 2008)

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

The design of the inset entry porch, the rectilinear bays with banded windows, and the exposed rafter tails (actually modillions) that characterized the structure in 1937 are all Craftsman features; however, the relatively steep slope of the roof, the delicate facias at the gable rakes, the pented gables, the separated windows in the gable ends, and the enclosed soffits are more typical of Queen Anne work.

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

A back porch appears to have been enclosed at an early date (or the structure was provided with a sunroom at an early date). There appears to be a deck addition at the rear. New horizontally oriented rectangular windows have been added in the gable peaks (their position suggests that the upper half-story has been remodeled). The entry steps have been rebuilt without the original sidewalls and with new railings. The soffis may have been rebuilt and the exposed rafter tails (modillions) are not longer quite as obvious. The chimney appears to have been altered.

Detail for 1407 31ST AVE / Parcel ID 9829200225 / Inv # 0

Status: Yes - Hold
Classication: Building District Status:
Cladding(s): Shingle, Wood, Wood - Drop siding Foundation(s): Brick, Post & Pier
Roof Type(s): 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: Slight
Changes to Windows: Slight
Changes to Interior: Unknown
Changes to Original Cladding: Slight
Major Bibliographic References

Photo collection for 1407 31ST AVE / Parcel ID 9829200225 / Inv # 0

Photo taken Aug 05, 2008

Photo taken Aug 05, 2008
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