Structure Type: built works - dwellings - houses

Designers: Thiry, Paul, FAIA, Architect (firm); Paul Albert Thiry Sr. (architect)

Dates: constructed 1976-1977

3 stories, total floor area: 3,250 sq. ft.

2660 SW 151st Place
Seahurst, Burien, WA 98166


Noted Seattle Modern architect Paul A. Thiry, Sr., designed this residence in Burien, WA, for the Pollock Family, who resided in it for about twenty years.

Building History

Seattle architect Paul A. Thiry, Sr., (1904-1993) designed this Seahurst neighborhood residence for Robert Donald Pollock (born 10/14/1938 in Everett, WA-d. 01/13/2014 in Pierce County, WA) and Sandra Jean Clark (born 05/10/1943 in Edmonton, AB, Canada). Sandra entered the US permanently on 11/20/1951 and was naturalized an American citizen on 01/24/1962. (See, Source Citation Washington State Archives; Cheney, Washington, USA; County Naturalization Records, accessed 06/26/2023.) Robert likely attended Highline High School in Burien, c. 1954. (See Highline High School Pirates Log, 1954, n.p.)

The plans were dated by Thiry's office on 06/01/1976. The Pollocks owned the dwelling until 09/241996, when it was sold by Sandra to Robert (according to the King County iMap) as part of a divorce settlement. They wed on 10/10/1964 in King County, WA, remaining married for 32 years. They had two children. (See King County Marriage Records, 1855-2017 - Robert Donald Pollock - Sandra Jean Clark, King County Marriage Records, 1855-2017, Washington State Archives, Digital Archives,, accessed 06/26/2023.) Sandra remarried soon after.

Robert Pollock sold it a year later on 09/24/1997 to Steven L. and Julie M. Nardi for $389,500.

The Nardis owned the residence between 1997 and 08/09/2004, when the current owners, Marilyn E. Parker and Terry G. Watkins bought it for $550,000 on 08/09/2004.

Building Notes

In 2023, the house occupied a 13,400-square-foot (0.31-acre) lot. It contained 3,250 square feet, with 1,380 on the second and third floors with a 490 square foot first floor. The house has various decks totalling 1,540 feet of added space, from which various views, including those of Puget Sound, could be had. The amount of deck space was unusual, but were typical of designs by Thiry and architects of his generation, who emphasized incorporating outdoor living spaces with those of the interior. Some of the decks were rebuilt in 2012. (See King County Department of, "Parcel Data for Parcel 763800-0050," accessed 06/26/2023.)

The house was on sale in 06/2023 for an asking price of $1.8 million.