Seattle Residential: I Do That: The Homes of Ravenna Park

The Homes of Ravenna Park

Tudors, Four Squares, and Bungalows

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The home styles common in Ravenna Park

The Homes of Ravenna Park

Ravenna Park is a very desirable neighborhood in the near north end of Seattle. The homes here are within walking distance to the University of Washington. It’s a quick ten minute drive to downtown Seattle. Green Lake is only a few blocks to the west. Freeway access is easy for those heading into the mountains or elsewhere for relaxation. Ravenna Park is a great place to live.

One feature that sets Ravenna Park apart from other neighborhoods is the Ravenna Ravine which makes up the southern border of the neighborhood. There are no through streets from 15th Ave NE to 25th Ave NE, so traffic in the area is minimal. Most of the homes in the area were built between 1900 and 1935 and styles of that era dominate.

Foursquare or Paririe Box

One popular style use here is the American Foursquare otherwise known as a Prairie Box. The house is usually two or two and one half stories in height and built on a four room floor plan. On the main floor, the kitchen, the dining room, the living room and the parlor were the usual layout. Upstairs there were four bedrooms, one in each corner with the staircase in the middle.

Brick Tudor Wood-framed Tudor Stucco Tudor

Tudors were both large and small, and in this area are either of red brick, stucco, or are wood framed. Tudors have steep pitched roofs and gables, and tall narrow windows.  Often they have arced doorway or window openings.

Craftsman Bungalow

Another very popular style is the Craftsman Bungalow. Features of bungalows include low pitched roofs, full front porches with large columns supporting the roof overhang and detailed woodwork throughout, including box beamed ceilings, plate and picture rail, build in cabinetry and full window trim. Bungalow can be very small, around 800 sq ft, to very large, over 5000 sq ft.

If you like old world charm houses Ravenna Park is a good place to start your search. The homes are well kept, landscaping is mature and it’s a great place to live.







Glenn Roberts



Comment balloon 0 commentsGlenn Roberts • March 27 2010 08:13AM