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Tour notable Seattle mid-century home Paul Hayden Kirk designed residence in 1953 By AUBREY COHEN, SEATTLEPI.COM STAFF Updated 9:50 am, Thursday, July 10, 2014
The listing for The Dowell Residence, in Seward Park, declares it "the region's most poignant example of Pacific Northwest Modernist residential architecture."
We don't know enough to agree or argue with that, but it sure is cool.
Noted architect Paul Hayden Kirk designed the home, at 5756 Wilson Ave. S., in 1953. Even if you can't afford the $1.5 million asking price, you can still tour the home on Thursday.
Kirk was born in Salt Lake City in 1914, moved to Seattle at age 8, graduated from Roosevelt High School in 1932 and earned his architecture degree from the University of Washington in 1937, according to the mid-century modern architecture website docmomo wewa (Documentation and Conservation of the Modern Movement, Western Wa.). He worked for several architects before starting his own firm in 1939 and designing homes for his older brother, Blair Kirk, who was a contractor.
The Dowell Residence was featured Today on Juwai, a website that empowers Chinese-speaking consumers with the most comprehensive list of property listings, news features, market analysis and property buying guides to assist them in making informed and educated decisions about purchasing overseas property. Here is a link to Jawai's property profile for The Dowell Residence.
The courtyard landscaping originally held a small bamboo grove, with some plants growing as tall as the Residence’s penthouse widows. Drivers along Wilson Av S in the 1960s noted that the bamboo could be seen through the penthouse windows above the Residence.
Today, Curbed Seattle featured The Dowell Residence. Here is Curbed's story.
Today, Redfin's Matt Goyer featured The Dowell Residence on his blog Urbnlivn. Thanks to Matt for sharing the mid-century story of Seattle's landmark The Dowell Residence with your audience. Here's a link to his post.
The Dowell Residence shoji screens were created from long, flowing complete strands of horsehair bonded with resin.
The latest issue of Arcade Happenings features an opportunity to view The Dowell Residence.
Special Open House Opportunity on July 10
The Dowell Residence in Seward Park
FREE for MEMBERS and SPONSORS* ONLY through June 27
Due to limited capacity, non-members will able to purchase tickets beginning on June 28, if space is available.
To acknowledge the generosity of our community, SAF and ARCADE are partnering to offer key supporters an opportunity to view this mid-century modern gem. The Dowell Residence in Seward Park was designed by Paul Hayden Kirk in 1953 with landscaping by William G. Teufel. Just two sequential owner-stewards have continuously owned the home, so this is a rare opportunity to take a peek inside this important example of Northwest modernism. The home has been restored over the years and many of the original original fixtures & furnishings have been retained For more information on the property, please visit TheDowellResidence.com
Photo Credit: Edward Krigsman, EK Group
We are pleased to offer you two opportunities to view the home on July 10: Afternoon Open House 4:00-5:30 PM
Evening Open House and Reception 6 - 7:30 PM (includes, wine, beer and light fare along with brief remarks)
To register for either event, visit http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/744977?date=1068945
*Due to limited capacity, Sponsors/Corporate members will be limited to 5 guests per firm for the reception. Thank you for understanding!
Coinciding with the premier of The Dowell Residence is the Seattle Art Museum's exhibit on Modernism in the Pacific Northwest. The exhibit focuses on the work of Mark Tobey, Morris Graves, Kenneth Callahan, and Guy Anderson-regional artists who drew from the various cultures of the Pacific Northwest, including Asian, Native, and European, and who made an international impact.
I'm Edward Krigsman, a Seattle-based real estate broker with a lifelong appreciation of historically significant properties with exceptional architectural design. I am representing the sale of The Dowell Residence and welcome your input.