Conrad Mansion Side View
The Conrad Mansion was designed by Spokane architect, Kirtland Cutter, and was completed in 1895. The home's exterior is punctuated by arches, long gables, bay windows and massive native stone chimneys.
Conrad Mansion Main Hall and Arch
The horizontal lines belie its 13,000 square foot Norman style interior, which features quarter sawn oak trim and paneling, eight massive sandstone fireplaces, and wrought iron dual purpose light fixtures.
The windows in the home are consistently exquisite; diamond paned leaded glass windows are featured in most rooms, while several of the main rooms highlight colored & clear bottle glass, as well as 11 panels of Tiffany style stained glass.
On a more practical and innovative note, the house contains a freight elevator, a dumbwaiter, a warming oven, built-in fire hoses on each level, drying drawers in the laundry, and a communication system: electronic call box, intercom and even a speaking tube. Additional features are two Italian onyx cold water drinking fountains.
Conrad Mansion Stained Glass Window
Original family furnishings are located throughout the 26 rooms (including three bathrooms). The Drawing Room, which also served as a music room, features a hand painted linen ceiling. A second floor billiard and game room boasts a large bank of windows, window seats and oak paneling.
Conrad Mansion Clothing
The nine bedrooms each have their own marble sink and walk-in closet.
Several service and recreation rooms are located on the 3rd floor, which is authentically restored (the home had no in-house servants' quarters; their lodgings were in the carriage house).
Along with original furnishings and accessories, extensive collections include original family clothing, dating from the 1880s to 1940s, and three generations of children's toys and dolls.
Conrad Mansion Toys
The home today sits on three landscaped acres, surrounded by a dry stone fence with iron gates.
Six large annual flower beds and extensive ever blooming perennial beds provide constant color during the summer season, with pruned hedges, evergreens, and spacious lawns serving as a lush background.
A reconstructed log and cedar gazebo strikes a whimsical note.
Conrad Mansion Flowers
Conrad Mansion Gazebo