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Historic Caroline Kline Galland Home in Capitol Hill Asks $3.6M

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It's known as Gaffney House but the 14-BR, 5.75-bath Capitol Hill estate that just hit the market for $3.6 million was originally-built for Caroline Rosenberg Kline Galland, an early Seattle philanthropist who spent her life trying to help the elderly Jewish community. Designed by noted architect Max Umbrecht and built in 1903 (per the city), the house has been owned by Full Life Care for the last 12 years, though before that it was also a meeting place for arts organizations, a hospital, and a wedding venue. Even though it's been renovated and revised over the years, there's still a few original features, including the original casings and fireplaces, a stairway window seat and much of the interior columns, moldings and wainscoting. It's considered "one of south Capitol Hill's most significant homes, both architecturally and historically," by SDON. It's the kind of place that could easily renovated once more into apartments or could carry on it's life as a caretaking facility. Proceeds from the sale will go to help other care facilities in the region.

· 1605 17th Ave [Estately]
· Historic 1903 Capitol Hill home, built for philanthropist Caroline Kline Galland, on market for $3.6 million [PSBJ]
· 1605 17th Ave [SDON]