AKA: 3054 East Laurelhurst Drive House, Northeast Seattle, Seattle, WA; Wold, Kevin, House, Northeast Seattle, Seattle, WA

Structure Type: built works - dwellings - houses

Designers: Loveless, Arthur L., Architect (firm); Arthur Lamont Loveless (architect)

Dates: constructed 1928-1929

2 stories, total floor area: 7,610 sq. ft.

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3054 East Laurelhurst Drive
Northeast Seattle, Seattle, WA 98105

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The Pierce House was the first residence to be announced in the Colman-Denny Tract, located on Lake Washington in Northeast Seattle. The neighborhood encompassed 90 acres, and according to the Seattle Times, $250,000 was being spent to add amenities including a 100-foot entry boulevard, power lines buried underground, sidewalks, and a 4-and-1/2-acre private playground and beach on the lake, accessible to community members only.

Building History

In 1928, Seattle architect Arthur L. Loveless (1873-1971) designed this $20,000 residence for Frank R. Pierce in the new Colman-Denny tract north of the fashionable Laurelhurst neighborhood. The house had cross-gabled Tudor Revival styling, with steeply pitched roofs and prominent projecting gables--two of which were half-timbered--on the front facade. The roof was shingled, and windows were of the casement variety. It appeared in the Seattle Times on 07/29/1928. (See "First Home Soon To Be Built in New Community," Seattle Times, 07/29/1928, p. 24.)

Building Notes

In 2016, the house occupied a 40,463-square-foot (.93-acre) site on a small hillside above Lake Washington. It contained 7,610 square feet, 4 bedrooms and 4 and 3/4 baths. The house's plan bent sligthly so that living room could remain parallel with the shoreline and provide extensive views of the grounds and a private beach. The house had an assessed value of $11,675,000 in 2016, of which the house was worth $4,996,000. The residence had a 576-square-foot boat dock, a prized feature for lots on Lake Washington and an 800-square-foot basketball court.