Thursday, April 2, 2015

Roanoke Park for Sale

This 5-BR Colonial Revival at 2716 Harvard Avenue E in Roanoke Park was just listed today for $798,000.

Roanoke Park is a grassy, pleasant 2.2 acre park located on north Capitol Hill in Seattle where 10th Avenue E ends at E Roanoke. Located in the residential area known by the same name, it has fruit trees that burst into color in the spring. It’s an ideal place to enjoy a picnic while kids frolic in the play area. The City originally acquired it in 1908 for hikers and bicyclists headed down the long, winding road to Washington Park and Lake Washington.

The residential area itself, in the 98102 zip code, is one of the city of Seattle’s most desir-
able locations. The Roanoke Park Historic District is bounded by Shelby Street on the north, E Roanoke St to the south, Harvard Ave on the west, and Tenth Ave on the east. It contains 134 buildings, structures and sites of historical significance.

Roanoke Park contains many beautiful homes of various architectural styles including late Vic-
torian, Queen Anne, Colonial revival, Tudor revival, Italian Renaissance, Craftsman and Bunga-
low. 63% of the housing stock is over 100 years old. A Seattle Architectural Foundation walking tour brochure describes the neighborhood as “a quiet, largely unexplored island of tree-lined streets with lovely residences that reflect early 20th century home styles.”

Known historically as the Hall-Sheppard House, this one-story house located at 2716 Harvard Avenue E., was built for Virgil Hall in 1921. Hall was connected with the Craftsman Bungalow Company. By 1925, Eva H. Sheppard owned and lived in the house with her two student daughters. She was the manager of an employment agency for women.

The house is a Colonial Revival with a clipped side-gable composition roof and clipped-gable-
roofed bump-out on the north side of the front facade. Two pillars on each side support the small porch on the south side of the front facade. The porch has a clipped gable roof with neoclassical returns. The exterior was originally shingle and is now clapboard. The original eight-over-one double hung windows in the front bump-out are intact as is the original triple window to the north of the porch. The triple window features a ten-light-over-one center section flanked by narrow four-lights-over-one sections. A hipped-roof bump-out is on the south rear of the house.

The house was extensively remodeled in 2013 and now features five bedrooms, two bath-
rooms and a fully-finished basement level within its 2990 square feet. It has hardwood floors, updated windows, and designer bathrooms and kitchen with stainless steel appliances and granite counters.

Neighbors to the north include the historic Harry and Emma Stokes House built in 1906; and to the south, the William and Mary Chisholm house built in 1908, and the Duhamel-Parsons House built 1903-1909.

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