Tour Paul Thiry-designed House, Saturday October 30

Join Docomomo WEWA for a tour of the McGrath Residence in Seattle’s North Beach Neighborhood

WHEN: Saturday, October 30, 2010
Come any time between 1 pm and 4 pm. Reservations are not needed.
WHERE: 3272 NW Esplanade (North Beach neighborhood in Seattle)
The house is at the end of the street. On-street parking is very limited—please carpool. Parking is permitted in the gravel area south of property and along NW Esplanade. Please do not block driveways.
COST: $5 at the door (cash or checks only). Enjoy refreshments at the tour.
WHAT: The McGrath Residence was designed by Paul Thiry in 1952 for Vincent and Justine McGrath on a dramatic waterfront site overlooking Puget Sound, north of Golden Gardens Park. Construction was completed in 1954. The two-story, clear cedar-clad residence is nestled into the sloping site with expansive views to the west. The house has remained under the same family ownership since its construction and remains a largely intact example of Northwest Regional Modernism. More info on our website.

The house is currently for sale. View listing.
The MLS # is 128781.
The family wishes to find a preservation-minded new owner who appreciates modern design.

SPECIAL ANNOUNCEMENT – Docomomo WEWA will be unveiling its new Paul Thiry Paper Doll at this tour! This is the first in a series of architects paper dolls, sure to be collector’s items. You’ll want one! They’re fun; they’re cool. For kids and adults! A $5 donation (in addition to tour fee) will get you a doll! Here’s a look at the cool doll!