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This handsome Mediterranean Revival house designed by Schack, Young, and Myers was built in 1922 in north Capitol Hill, overlooking Interlaken Park. The house gained front page news in Daily Journal of Commerce in a September 21, 1921 article with the headline, “Large Home is Projected for Capitol Hill.” Described as a “high class home,” the three-story residence was noted for its solid concrete and steel construction with stucco cladding and tile roof. With a lower floor full length ballroom, exquisite wrought iron grilles, an outdoor patio with reflecting pool, and the protective greenery of the city park, it provided a romantic oasis within the city. Originally built for George and Augusta Seibert (George worked for the Great Northern Railroad), who lived there until 1926, the house has seen several owners over the decades, including Edward and Maude Chavelle from 1929 until 1940 and Ernest J. Ketcham from 1941 to 1990. After years of deferred maintenance, the house has now been completely renovated. Despite painted tilework and carved wood trim, you can still experience the proportions, indoor-outdoor connections, and the views to Lake Washington and the Cascade mountains.
Note: This house was in our 2010 schedule but owners at that time were unable to complete the work necessary, so we canceled the tour. We are pleased to offer it this year.