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Summary for 1703 MADRONA DR / Parcel ID 6321000170 / Inv # 0

Historic Name: Common Name:
Style: American Foursquare - Craftsman Neighborhood: Madrona
Built By: Year Built: 1905
This is a somewhat atypical example of Craftsman detailing applied to an American foursquare residence. The structure exhibits a high degree of design integrity despite some minor alterations.

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 Seattleā€™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, clapboard clad, wood frame single-family residence on a concrete foundation, over a full basement.

The rectangular plan is capped by a hip roof with extensive overhangs, open soffits, and exposed rafter tails.

The windows and doors are characterized by patterns and details not customarily associated with craftsman detailing; however, the porch piers and bracing and exposed rafter tails are typically associated with Craftsman work.

This house was built in 1905 according to the King County Property Record Card and the King County GIS Center Property Report.

According to the King County Property Record Card, the single story extension in the back of the house may be an early addition. The windows appear to have been refurbished but the numerous casements units appear to be original. The siding may also have been refurbished.
The porch steps appear to have been rebuilt and a railing has been added at the full width entry porch.The gutters have been replaced, hiding the exposed rafter tails.

Detail for 1703 MADRONA DR / Parcel ID 6321000170 / Inv # 0

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

Photo collection for 1703 MADRONA DR / Parcel ID 6321000170 / Inv # 0

Photo taken Jun 01, 2008

Photo taken Jun 01, 2008
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