“This three-bedroom Craftsman was built in 1922 and retains its original hardwood floors and crown molding. The living room has a wood-burning brick fireplace.
The dining room features original hutches and shelves.
The kitchen, which opens onto a back deck, was completely renovated with the addition of new wooden cabinets and floors, lighting fixtures and stainless-steel appliances.
The master bedroom is on the main level; there are two bedrooms upstairs, where there’s also a family room that opens to a balcony.
Behind the house, there’s a sitting area with a pergola, a few garden beds and a concrete patio.”
The house is on the market in Seattle for $499K.
- ‘What You Get for … $499,000.’, New York Times, 29 Feb 2012; Photos
More on the property:
SIZE: 2,460 square feet
PRICE PER SQUARE FOOT: $202.85
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.
All sounds very reasonable, by Vancouver standards.
Houses like these will likely sell for even less at Seattle’s bottom, perhaps below $400K.
In Vancouver? Definitely far below the $1.5+M that such a property would now be asking on the West-side.
$500K would represent 66% off. Hmmm. That could never happen, surely?