Cushman and Van Horne Residences
October 8, 2016Portage Bay, Seattle
Join us for the Tenth Annual Tour Day on Saturday, October 8th!
Tour Day is Docomomo USís annual national event that works to raise the awareness of and appreciation for modern design in the mid-20th century. All across the country, our friends and colleagues are producing great regional events on the same day!
Docomomo WEWA welcomes you to the Cushman and Van Horne residences in the Portage Bay neighborhood in Seattle. The two homes are adjacent and represent remarkably intact mid-century modern residential design.
The Van Horne house (1114 E Shelby St) was completed in 1953 and designed by architects John and Audrey Van Horne for themselves, raising their five children in the home. The property remains in the family. We'll be viewing the exterior of this house only (no interior access). Ms. Van Horne will be available to greet guests and tell us more about the house. Learn more about Audrey Van Horne and John Van Horne on our biographies pages.
Next door is the Cushman residence (1108 E Shelby St), original home of architect Edward Cushman. Also built in 1953, the house pays a fine complement to the neighboring Van Horne residence. Each house is two stories with the lower level nestled into the slope of the hill. Rectangular in plan, both structures feature flat roofs, vertical cedar siding, and large floor-to-ceiling windows. The current owners of the Cushman residence are the second owners of the property--they have maintained the integrity of the house and made sensitive upgrades and improvements for contemporary living. The interior of the Cushman residence will be open to view.
WHEN: Saturday, October 8, 2016. Come anytime between NOON and 3:00 pm.
WHERE: Check-in at the Cushman residence, 1108 E Shelby St, Seattle, WA 98102. On-street parking available on E Shelby St, Fuhrman Ave E, or Boyer Ave E.
COST: $5 per person (cash, check or charge). All tour fees go toward future programs.
NOTE: You'll be asked to remove your shoes or wear shoe covers at the Cushman house.
Our 2016 programs are partially funded by a 4Culture Preservation Sustained Support Grant.