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Summary for 4018 Bagley AVE / Parcel ID 9178600560 / Inv #

Historic Name: Common Name:
Style: Arts & Crafts - Craftsman Neighborhood: Wallingford
Built By: Year Built: 1907
This structure was built in 1907 according to the Assessor’s record (a building permit for the structure has not yet been located). The designer, builder and original builder are unknown. There is no evidence in the public record of any significant remodeling or expansion of the house. Although mature landscaping make it difficult to observe much of this building from the street, the integrity of the portion of the structure that can be observed is high and is able to convey the significance of the structure as an example of a carefully detailed craftsman bungalow with slight Asian flavoring built in the midst of Seattle’s first north end building boom.
This structure is a one-story shingle and clapboard clad frame residence with stucco and false half-timbering in the gables. The structure is built on a concrete foundation over a full basement. The moderate slope of the front gabled roof, the wide bargeboards supported by a combination of decorative roof purlin extensions, cross beams, and timber bracketing, and the exposed undersides of the overhangs are all elements associated with craftsman bungalow design. The entry porch is set into a notch at the northwest corner of the house but projects beyond the west elevation toward the street. A gabled roof protects the projecting portion of the porch. The north-facing slope of this roof is continuous with the north-facing slope of the main roof. Two built up wood piers support the west end of the porch cover. The pier at the northwest corner is free standing; however, the pier at the southwest corner is partially engaged with the west wall of the main structure. Small diagonal “braces” visually strengthen the connection between the piers and the apparent timber that forms the base of the porch gable. Knee-braces projecting from the front of the piers support a flying crossbeam that in turn appears to provide additional bearing for the roof purlin “extensions” supporting the lower ends of the bargeboards. A diagonal brace supports the purlin extension at the peak of the gable Each of the piers appears to bear on a clapboard-clad pedestal. A thick, bullnosed trim piece wraps the tops of the two pedestals, giving the appearance of a combination pedestal cap and pier base where the pier and pedestal meet. This bullnosed trim piece extends around the entire house, becoming part of the sill at most of the windows and dividing the shingle siding at the body of the house from the clapboard skirting below. At the southwest corner of the house, a corner window bay projects from the west and south elevations. A large double-hung window is centered in the bay facade facing the street. It features a wide, transom-like upper sash divided into sixteen lights (2 x 8) over a much larger, undivided lower sash. A similar window faces south around the corner. The bullnosed trim piece wraps around the bay, connecting the sills of the two windows with each other and with those of windows elsewhere in the structure. The roof over this projecting bay has a west-facing gable featuring a decorative structural system similar to that of the porch gable to the north. Its south-facing slope is continuous with that of the main roof. The rectilinear organization of the false half timbering in the main gable has a horizontal bias that suggests the influence of Asian architecture in the formulation of the design. This influence is also apparent in the arrangement of muntins in the attic windows. The frames of these windows are carefully integrated with the layout of the false half-timbering and their lead muntins divide each sash into eight horizontally oriented rectangular panes (2 wide x 4 high). The false half-timber element at the base of the gable also divides the stucco cladding in the gables from the shingle siding at the body of the house. Several windows are situated on the north wall of the building; however, the details of the organization of the north, east and south elevations cannot be observed from the street because of extensive mature landscaping. In fact, only a portion of the west (front) façade can be observed from any one viewpoint. Although the entry stair appears to have been modified by the removal of clapboard-clad sidewalls, and although storm windows appear to have been added to some of the window openings, no significant modifications to the structure are apparent

Detail for 4018 Bagley AVE / Parcel ID 9178600560 / Inv #

Status: Yes - Inventory
Classication: Building District Status:
Cladding(s): Shingle, 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
Unit Theme(s): Architecture/Landscape Architecture, Community Planning/Development
Changes to Original Cladding:
Changes to Plan:
Changes to Windows:
Major Bibliographic References
City of Seattle DCLU Microfilm Records.
King County Property Record Card (c. 1938-1972), Washington State Archives.

Photo collection for 4018 Bagley AVE / Parcel ID 9178600560 / Inv #

Photo taken Aug 16, 2004
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