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Summary for 2462 Nob Hill AVE / Parcel ID 169890-0255 / Inv #

Historic Name: Berryhill-Henrickson, House Common Name:
Style: Spanish - Mediterranean Neighborhood: Queen Anne
Built By: Year Built: 1927
In the opinion of the survey, this property appears to meet the criteria of the National Register of Historic Places.
In the opinion of the survey, this property appears to meet the criteria of the Seattle Landmarks Preservation Ordinance.
In the opinion of the survey, this property is located in a potential historic districe (National and/or local).
This house is significant both for its unusual style and for its contribution to the distinctive Nob Hill neighborhood. It is an excellent example to illustrate the appeal of romantic revival styles that were so popular throughout the country in the exuberant 1920s. This design combines Mediterranean and Tudor elements into what could be called a small-scale fairytale castle. The house was built in 1927, but the original permit has not been located and there is no information on the original owner. The first identified owners were Jefferson O. Berryhill, a salesman, and his wife Violet. They lived here from 1933 until the mid-19140s. The primary owners, however, were Harvey R. Henrickson, of Mastercraft Metal, and his wife Marjorie, who lived here from the late 1950s until 1994. Colonial Park, an area of several blocks on Queen Anne’s north slope, was platted in 1925 by Bena Lorentz, wife of John Lorentz, a prominent local contractor. It is probable that he built a number of the distinctive homes within the plat.
This unusual house’s stucco cladding and red tile roofs evoke the Mediterranean Revival, although some of its elements are also seen in Tudor Revival houses. The front section has a flat roof with gabled parapets rising at the center of the façade and at the corner, with a distinctive small square tower with a pointed roof at the southwest corner. Behind this flat-roof front section rises a two-story side gabled section with a tall stucco-clad chimney, and another one-story flat roofed section at the rear. All are topped with red clay tiles and have small arched openings. The house’s entry is at the corner beneath the tower, with arched openings and a stairway curving up the side. Also on the front are two pairs of narrow leaded-glass French doors opening onto a small cast iron balcony. Below this is a garage with a door. Between the entry porch and the French doors is a small diamond-paned casement window. The south elevation has a shed-roofed square bay, also with leaded glass windows.

Detail for 2462 Nob Hill AVE / Parcel ID 169890-0255 / Inv #

Status: Yes - Inventory
Classication: Building District Status:
Cladding(s): Stucco Foundation(s): Concrete - Block, Concrete - Poured
Roof Type(s): Flat with Parapet, Gable Roof Material(s): Clay Tile
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 Windows: Slight
Changes to Original Cladding: Intact
Changes to Plan: Intact
Major Bibliographic References
City of Seattle DCLU Microfilm Records.
King County Property Record Card (c. 1938-1972), Washington State Archives.
Polk's Seattle Directories, 1890-1996.

Photo collection for 2462 Nob Hill AVE / Parcel ID 169890-0255 / Inv #

Photo taken Aug 15, 2004
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