Structure Type: built works - dwellings - houses

Designers: Bassetti and Morse, Architects (firm); Frederick Forde Bassetti (architect); John Moore Morse (architect)

Dates: constructed 1955-1956

Capitol Hill, Seattle, WA

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Building History

Stimson Bullitt (1919-2009) and Katherine (Kay) Muller Bullitt created an informal residence in this elegant section of Capitol Hill. Stimson Bullit, a lawyer, attended Yale University and the University of Washington Law School, and served as President of the family company, the King Broadcasting Company. Kay Bullitt attended Radcliffe College (graduating magna cum laude in 1946) and, along with her husband, was very involved in local charitable events, and a had a deep interest in the arts. The Bullitts were and continue to be some of the most significant philanthropists in the city during the last half of the twentieth century and into the twenty-first.

Building Notes

The family room and dining room of the Bullitt House was housed in a tall A-frame structure. The house occupied a large double lot, on which every July, weekly picnics were held for friends. Images of the Bullitt House are included in Photo Collection #191, American Institute of Architects Photograph Collection, 1943-1976 held in the University of Washington Libraries, Department of Special Collections, Seattle, WA.

PCAD id: 14062