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Historic home on Queen Anne’s south slope listed for $4.3 million

This has George Kinnear’s name all over it—literally

A dramatic exterior includes dormers, a trellised deck, and a curved staircase.
Courtesy of Windermere Real Estate

On Kinnear Place by Kinnear Park, this century-old home is built by both of their namesakes: George Kinnear, an early residential developer of Queen Anne Hill who moved to Seattle from Illinois in 1878, back when it was still called Eden Hill.

The grand homes built in the area in the late 1800s eventually earned Queen Anne its name, thanks to all the Queen Anne Victorian architecture beloved by magnates like Kinnear. This one was built in 1911, a little after that boom—it tends a little more Craftsman—but you can see how it fit in with its grandiose neighbors, with its dormers and opulent formal spaces. It also has plenty of space for more low-key relaxing, like a basement den with a separate entrance and its own fireplace and a giant bonus room in the finished attic.

343 W Kinnear Place is listed for $4.3 million through Windermere Real Estate.

An elevator adds modern convenience without distracting from the vintage decor.
Courtesy of Windermere Real Estate
The living area is anchored by a formal mantle.
The home is full of built-ins and original millwork—like this boxbeam ceiling and window bench.
A cozy breakfast nook opens to the kitchen—or not—through a sliding window.
In a more modern design choice, the kitchen is open to a dining area—although it’s large enough for some formal gatherings.
As if it’s not surrounded by the Kinnear name enough, one of the home’s three bathrooms even has tilework that spells out “Kinnear.”