Historic Properties of Spokane
Hansen, Otto & Catherine, House
Built in 1908, the Otto & Catherine Hansen House is a fine example of a low-slung, 1.5-story Arts & Crafts home designed in the Craftsman style. It is covered by a very shallow-pitched hip roof with widely prominent unenclosed eaves, extended roof rafters, and exposed rafter tails. The house is clad in horizontal wood clapboard, and the foundation is made of basalt stone. A covered single-story porch extends the full width across the front of the house, and is supported by tapered porch pillars attached to a short porch wall. Textured, cobbled clinker bricks form a tall tapered chimney on the home’s exterior west face, and are repeated in the living room’s fireplace surround. The home’s interior at the first floor is widely open with an expansive living room and dining room, and is finished with original ebony-colored curly/straight-fir woodwork and honey-hued oak hardwood floors inlaid with decorative walnut/mahogany perimeter strips. Well-preserved in good condition, the Hansen House possesses all five aspects of historic integrity in original location, design, workmanship, materials, and association.