AKA: Todd, Elmer E., House, The Highlands, Seattle, WA

Structure Type: built works - dwellings - houses

Designers: Olmsted Brothers, Landscape Architects (firm); Willatzen and Byrne, Architects (firm); Francis Barry Byrne (architect); Frederick Law Olmsted Jr. (landscape architect); John Charles Olmsted (landscape architect); Andrew Christian Peter Willatzen (architect)

Dates: constructed 1908-1909

2 stories

105 NW Highland Drive
Highlands, Shoreline, WA 98177

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Overview

This is one of Seattle's most distinguished Prairie Style houses, designed by architect Andrew Willatsen (1876-1974), a Danish native, who worked for Frank Lloyd Wright's first studio in Oak Park, IL, before migrating to Seattle in 1907. Charles Clarke was the first owner, but Elmer E. Todd lived in this residence in the Highlands for many years. The first house for Elmer Todd, a lawyer, was designed by another Illinois transplant, Ellsworth Storey (1879-1960). (Thank you to Michael Houser for information on the Clarke/Todd House, sent via email to the author, 08/25/2016.)

PCAD id: 4962