SHED Architecture & Design

An early 1950s dwelling in the Pacific Northwest that was originally built for cartoonist Irwin Caplan has received a sensitive refurbishment by American firm SHED. 

The house sits on a sloped site in Seattle's Laurelhurst neighbourhood, with quick access to public transportation and the Burke-Gilman Trail. Dating to 1951, the home was possibly designed by architect Sidney Cohn, although records are unclear. Cohn oversaw a remodel of the dwelling in 1959.

The residence was built for Irwin Caplan, an illustrator known for his comic strip Famous Last Words, which appeared in The Saturday Evening Post magazine. Caplan also designed the poster for the 1962 Seattle World's Fair.

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