Historic Properties of Spokane
The Hunter-Brodrecht House, built in 1906, is an excellent example of an early Craftsman bungalow that retains good integrity on the exterior and interior. The one-and-one-half-story house has features that are typical of the type, including a moderately pitched roof, full-width front porch, extended rafter ends, and knee brackets. It also has special features that make the house stand out. These include stylish three-part windows at the second level facing both the Cleveland and Howard Street frontages and shaped rafter ends, a clinker brick chimney, and square bays with shed roofs. On the interior, the basalt rock fireplace and boxed beams are distinctive. The house features a central, straight run stair and a front parlor that is reminiscent of the earlier Victorian era, as is the arrangement of rooms. The house was built by a well-known and prolific builder, James A. Hunter, who built many attractive homes in the Corbin Park neighborhood in the first part of the twentieth century.