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Summary for 4112 Sunnyside AVE / Parcel ID 9178601115 / Inv #

Historic Name: Common Name:
Style: Arts & Crafts - Craftsman Neighborhood: Wallingford
Built By: Year Built: 1912
This house was erected 1912 and was designed by the contractor and property owner, local merchant builder Stephen Berg, who listed his address on the permit application (#115883) as 8033 Ashworth Avenue North. Berg also built a garage at the site for owner O. E. Nielson in 1913 (permit #128219). Nothing is known about Nielson other than the fact that he appears to have been the first resident of the new house. Wellington I. Nolting, also known as W. Irving Nolting, and his wife Viola appear at this address in 1920. Nolting worked in or managed local markets such as the Crystal Market. The attic appears to have been at least partially improved when the house was survey by the Assessor in 1937. Viola Nolting appears to have acquired the property in 1939 and had a border by 1942. Alfred H. Huntley lived at the house by 1944 and David C. McKinnon lived there from at least 1948 until 1959 or 1960. The current owner, Felipe L. Batayola, appear to have purchased the house in 1960 and has lived there with his wife Conchita for nearly half of the structure’s life. Batayola moved a non-bearing wall, installed a new window, and modified the electrical system in 1968-69. The rear porch and kitchen may also have been remodeled at that time. The structure is significant as a fairly intact craftsman bungalow built by prolific local merchant builder Stephen Berg in the middle of Seattle’s first north end building boom. It is somewhat more ornate than some of Berg’s later homes and features detailing that includes some design elements held over from the earlier Queen Anne period.
This is a 1-1/2 story, stucco, clapboard and brick clad frame residence built over a half basement on a concrete foundation. Although the house features some details that seem held over from an earlier era (such as the long multipart dentil strip that characterizes the apparent lintel at the base of the gable over the inset front porch, and the ganged sets of three unequal windows in the front gable and opening onto the front porch) the moderate slope of the gable roof, the wide, notched bargeboards supported by triangular timber knee braces (detailed to appear as if penetrating the bargeboards), the open soffits and exposed rafter tails, the ganged bungalow style double-hung windows, and the battered masonry piers at the corners of the front porch are characteristic components of craftsman style residences built in Wallingford. The complex brick guardrail at the perimeter of the entry porch is an unusual and interesting departure from the more typical heavy timber railing associated with Wallingford bungalows; however, its design is clearly within the craftsman tradition. It appears that a few windows may have been modified in the course of some minor changes to the floor plan; however, no other modifications are apparent.

Detail for 4112 Sunnyside AVE / Parcel ID 9178601115 / Inv #

Status: Yes - Hold
Classication: Building District Status:
Cladding(s): Brick, Stucco, Wood, Wood - Clapboard Foundation(s): Concrete - Poured
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, Community Planning/Development
Changes to Plan: Slight
Changes to Original Cladding: Intact
Changes to Windows: Slight
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 4112 Sunnyside AVE / Parcel ID 9178601115 / Inv #

Photo taken Aug 16, 2004
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