Alban Aurelius Shay was more than just an awesome name. The University of Penn-trained architect came to Seattle to work on drawings for the Olympic Hotel. He ended up working for or alongside some of Seattle's most notable architects (Charles Bebb & Carl, Gould, Paul Thiry) and is responsible for many area buildings and homes of eclectic styles.
One of those homes is the brick Tudor he designed at 1415 Willard Avenue W in Queen Anne that just hit the market asking $2.765M.
The home was built in 1928 for a physician, Dr. Sherald F. Wiltsie and his wife Vera and the new owners will only be the fourth in it's history.
The imposing 4,340 square-foot classic is surrounded by a lawn and tall iron fence. The classic brick is shaped by a gabled wing that juts out on the north side to give it a distinctive look. You enter through an arched oak door with trefoil design but not before noticing the oriel bay with two diamond-paned leaded glass windows right above. Two tall chimneys frame the home, a brick Tudor one to the south and stucco-clad one towards the rear.
Inside, the home is all about the kind of grand-scaled living and dining you'd have expected from it's era. You'll find four fireplaces throughout but don't forget to notice all that mahogany woodwork. Out back, enjoy a well-manicured garden space and your very own basketball court.
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