Historic Properties of Spokane
Chamberlin House (Ernest and Anna)
Possessing an almost “storybook” appearance, the Chamberlin House is an excellent example of the Craftsman style in Spokane. The home’s porch, complete with tapered pillars, are made of smooth, round cobblestone culled from the banks of the Spokane River. Wide bargeboards and interior woodwork alike are embellished with a whimsical design that depicts the silhouette of a seabird with a long, pointed beak. The house was designed by W. J. Ballard for Ernest Chamberlin. Chamberlin was co-founder of the Chamberlin Real Estate & Improvement Company which, during the early 1900s, built over 400 houses throughout the city and helped spur private home ownership in northwest Spokane.