History & Heritage

306 East Ann Street

Property Details

Paul Bournique, 1898 (Queen Anne) A.D. Brown, architect, designed this house as an early experiment in passive solar energy. Windows were placed to take advantage of the sun’s light and heat. White fir trees were planted on the corners of the property in order to protect the house from the cold winters and hot summers. Note the roof forms including gambrel, gable and hip. Current owners have elaborated upon this style by redesigning the old, plain cedar shake wall pattern in the front gable with a dramatic hexagon and diamond design. Other changes include the sunburst in the porch gable, the hammered-down standing seam copper flashing over the circular porch and a new balustrade.

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