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10 More Great Houses

Seattle Met invited a panel of experts to nominate the 10 greatest houses of Seattle. While there was much agreement, there were plenty of diverging opinions as well. Here are 10 more fine homes that almost made the cut.

By Lawrence W. Cheek December 16, 2011 Published in the January 2012 issue of Seattle Met

Photo: Courtesy Rob Ketcherside

William D. Hofius Residence, 1902
First Hill
Architect: Spalding and Umbrecht
This First Hill mansion is actually a simple Four Square box in plan, but with an elaborate Venetian Gothic portico grafted onto it. Originally built for a local steel- and heavy-equipment entrepreneur, it now serves as the Roman Catholic archbishop’s residence.

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