Events

Little Finn Hill: Modern Livable Community

| $15.00

October 11, 2014Kirkland, WA
Docomomo WEWA invites you to join us for Docomomo US Tour Day 2014!

The Little Finn Hill neighborhood in Kirkland, Washington is home to a collection of modest, mid-century modern residences designed by revered Northwest architect Paul Hayden Kirk and built for developer Richard G. Robinson in 1954-1955. Docomomo WEWA invites you to explore this community of livable homes that was once prominently featured in Life and Sunset magazines in the 1950s. One of the houses on the tour was featured in Pacific NW Magazine in 2012.

Five houses on the same street (NE 113th Place in Kirkland) will be open to view. They are variations of the same plan but each house is different enough that you'll see how the architect's creative use of details and siting gave each home a different feel.

With this event, we celebrate the 100th anniversary of Paul Hayden Kirk's birthday in 2014. We thank the homeowners for graciously opening up their residences and helping us plan this event.

If you find yourself in other cities on Tour Day, we encourage you to attend one of the other great tours. Learn more about Docomomo US Tour Day 2014.

Little Finn Hill Tour Details:

TICKETS: Please purchase tickets online through Brown Paper Tickets. Click on "Sign Up for this Event" on the upper right of this page. Tickets for the general public are $15 ($16.52 with service fee) each. For Docomomo US members, tickets are $10 ($11.34 with service fee) each. Tickets may also be available at the door the day of the event ($15 for all).

WHEN: Saturday, October 11, 2014. The tour is an open house format from 1:00 to 4:00 pm but please arrive by 2:30 pm to check in so you have time see all five houses. The tour is self-guided. You'll receive a tour booklet.

WHERE: Please check in at the house at 10429 NE 113th Place, Kirkland, 98033. On-street parking available. Please do not park in or block driveways.

OTHER INFO: For each house you'll be asked to either remove your shoes or wear shoe covers (provided). Exterior and interior photography permitted for personal use only. Please respect each property and do not open doors, cabinets, and drawers or go into any rooms that are not open to view. Backpacks and strollers are not permitted inside the homes. Small children must be with an adult at all times.

This event is partially funded by a 2014 Preservation Sustained Support grant from 4Culture.