Steinbrueck House Tour

Steinbrueck House Tour
1:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Join us for a Spring tour of the Steinbrueck House on Sunday, March 24!

Register here through Brown Paper Tickets 

Docomomo US/WEWA invites you to visit the Steinbrueck residence in Seattle. We first toured this house back in 2007 and we’re excited to open this architectural gem for public viewing again. We thank the current long-time owner and steward for providing this opportunity to see the house.

Designed by prominent architect Victor Steinbrueck (1911-1985) for himself and his wife, Elaine Steinbrueck (Worden) (1931-2019), this modest home on Capitol Hill was built in 1950. Aware of its urban context along a busy street, the residence was designed as an efficient and compact home that expresses its residents’ need for privacy and comfort. The home is a solid stoic box solely punctuated by its entry door. However, once inside, the small floor plan takes advantage of the exterior garden room through its transparent west wall. The Steinbruecks lived in the house for only three years—a growing family necessitated a larger home. Today, only a few minor alterations have occurred; the house is remarkably intact.

WHEN: Sunday, March 24, 2024, 1:00 to 4:00 pm. Come anytime between these open-to-view hours.

WHERE: The house is in Seattle’s Capitol Hill neighborhood. The address will be revealed once tour tickets have been purchased.

Please note that due to the small interior space, we are limiting the number of people inside the home at one time. This will provide a more enjoyable experience for you. You may be asked to wait outside near the front entrance (rain or shine) until space frees up inside. You’ll be asked to wear shoe covers inside the home (they will be provided).

If weather allows, we’ll enjoy refreshments and conversation on the garden deck.

COST: $10 (plus $2.09 service fee) per person. All tour income goes toward future programs.

Registration is required for attending this event. No ticket sales at the door. When you purchase your ticket through Brown Paper Tickets you’ll receive the home’s address.

Click here to register for the event (you’ll be directed to Brown Paper Tickets). 

Docomomo US/WEWA’s 2024 programs are partially funded by a 4Culture Preservation Sustained Support Grant.

Photo (this page): Contemporary exterior view of the Steinbrueck house, east facade (credit: Dena Sparks)
Homepage photo: Contemporary exterior view of the Steinbrueck house, west facade (credit: Eugenia Woo)


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