Uncategorized March 1, 2012

Real Estate for $499,000 – NYTimes.com


WHAT: A three-bedroom, one-bath Craftsman

HOW MUCH: $499,000

SIZE: 2,460 square feet


SETTING: This house is in the North Admiral neighborhood in the western part of Seattle on a small peninsula between Elliott Bay and the Puget Sound. The architecture includes Tudors, Dutch Colonials, Victorians and Craftsmans; more contemporary houses dot nearby bluffs and have better views of the city skyline, the bay and the sound.

Three blocks away is the neighborhood’s commercial strip, California Avenue, which has bars, banks, cafes, restaurants, grocers and the Admiral Theater, a 1942 Art Deco movie theater and concert hall. Several parks are within a mile, including the 53-acre Schmitz Preserve Park with its old growth forest and walking paths, Alki Beach Park and Hamilton Viewpoint, which overlooks Elliott Bay and the city skyline.

The house is five and a half miles from downtown.

INSIDE: The two-story house was built in 1922 and renovated within the last four years. It has retained the original hardwood floors, crown molding, and built-in hutches in the dining room. On the first floor, there’s a living room with a wood-burning brick fireplace, a formal dining room, a kitchen and a master bedroom. The kitchen, which opens onto a back deck, was completely renovated with the addition of wooden cabinets and floors, lighting fixtures and stainless-steel appliances. The carpeted second floor has two bedrooms and a family room that opens to a balcony. One of the house’s dormers was finished with drywall and shelves to make a small playroom.

OUTDOOR SPACE: There’s a small fenced-in front yard. Behind the house is a sitting area with a pergola, a few garden beds and a concrete patio.

TAXES: $4,067

CONTACT: Natalie English, Windermere Real Estate/Wall Street, (206) 931-8416; natalieenglishhomes.com.


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