1902 Greek Revival Home on Capitol Hill

Historic homes in Seattle

Welcome to the Jewel of Capitol Hill

917 16th Avenue East, Seattle WA 98112


Beautifully ornate, historically significant Greek Revival style home designed by J. Harry Randall for Dr. Adolph Loe in 1902 The home features an Impressive two-story portico with Corinthian columns, gleaming hardwood floors with walnut ribbon inlays, wonderfully detailed Classical entry and an impressive living room with a large formal dining room with original tile wood-burning fireplace. There is a “great room” style family room with skylights and French doors that lead to outside entertainment area. Gourmet kitchen with granite countertops, a center island, cherry cabinets, gas range, double ovens and a built-in Subzero refrigerator.  Upstairs you’ll find a gracious master suite with a large walk-in closet and double sinks.  There are 3 more additional bedrooms and another full bathroom.  In the attic is a big surprise a huge space, freshly insulated, waiting your remodeling ideas.  In the basement, a 5th bedroom or office, a 4th bathroom and a large rec-room, workshop and laundry room.  There is also a two-car garage off the alley in back.

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Beautiful Interiors and Gracious Living

Gracious entry welcomes you inward with charming and original seating nook, which is echoed elsewhere throughout the home

Original Grecian columns and period lighting. Here you can also see the original gas-fired hot water radiators that heat the home (updated with new water lines and gas boiler)

Beautiful Corinthian columns and egg-and-dart moldings

Gracious entry and grand staircase with unique electrified banister light

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Office with built-in bookcases and massive double desks make the perfect office or den

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Large light-filled living room with “wedding cake” woodburning fireplace and painted wainscoting

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Gleaming oak floors with walnut ribbon inlays, built-in bookcases and seating nooks

Period and authentic 1902 decor

Huge dining room with original seating nook and tiled woodburning fireplace

Original true divided light windows throughout, box beamed ceiling, original wainscoting

Grand remodeled period-style kitchen with center island, double ovens, Subzero refrigerator, double sink, hardwood floors

Cherry cabinets, gas range, granite counters, period details

Coveted family “great room” off the kitchen with French doors to the backyard deck, gardens and two-car garage

Upstairs is a window seat, a large landing, 4 bedrooms, including a Master Suite with private bath and walk-in closet

View of landing with double French doors that lead to a gracious balcony that overlooks the neighborhood

Landing can double as a reading room or another office or play area

Master Suite

Master Suite has private bath and large walk-in closet

Luxurious finishes, double sinks and large walk-in closet in Master Suite

There are 3 other spacious bedrooms on the second floor

Each bedroom occupies a corner of this “Four Square” styled home

Main floor power room

Lower level features a 5th bedroom or office, a 4th bathroom and several large work areas and laundry

Huge attic has fresh insulation and is ready for your remodeling ideas


Large backyard deck, grassy area, gardens and a rare two-car garage!


Historically significant, architecturally pure

917 16th Avenue East, Seattle WA

This home is noted to meet the criteria of the National Register of Historic Places, the Seattle Landmarks Preservation Ordinance and is located in a potential historic district. Read more about this 1902 Greek Revival Home Seattle



917 16th Ave. East, Seattle WA 98112

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Located on amazing Capitol Hill in Seattle

This sculpture is called “Black Hole Sun” by Noguchi, at Volunteer Park.
View of the beloved camel statue outside the Seattle Asian Art Museum


Diverse Capitol Hill is packed with hip bars, eateries and gay clubs, plus laid-back coffee shops and indie stores. Volunteer Park, atop the hill in a historic mansion district, has walking trails, a plant conservatory, panoramic city views and the art deco Asian Art Museum. It abuts Lake View Cemetery, where the city’s founders (and Bruce Lee) are buried. Kids play in the wading pool at smaller Cal Anderson Park.  You will love Jewel Capitol Hill, 917 16th Avenue East, Seattle WA 98112.   Capitol Hill is a great place to live and always has lots of great homes and condos for sale. 

This home is located near Volunteer Park, just 1 block West of this beautiful home!