Structure Type: built works - dwellings - houses

Designers: Thiry and Shay, Architects (firm); Alban Aurelius Shay (architect); Paul Albert Thiry Sr. (architect)

Dates: constructed 1936-1937

3 stories, total floor area: 3,610 sq. ft.

530 30th Avenue South
Leschi, Seattle, WA 98144

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Seattle architect Paul Thiry, Sr., (1904-1993) designed this five-bedroom, four-bath residence with sweeping views of Lake Washington. It contained 3,610 square feet and occupied a .17-acre lot.

This house sold in 05/2009 for $1,142,000; it had an estimated taxable value of $809,000 in 2011. A cubic, white residence, the house was representative of Thiry's early experimentation with a Modern formal vocabulary. As such, it was one of the earliest in a city partial to Tudor Revival and other English and French country house idioms. A third floor had a partially-covered viewing deck to take in the lake and mountain views. Typical of mid-1930s Modern houses, the facade reflected use of a new material, glass block, that allowed for translucence and privacy. In this case, it illuminated a main stairway.

In 2011, the house's interior had recently been remodeled, with new kitchen and bathroom equipment.

PCAD id: 17755