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Five Properties Worth Buying Along Metro Bus Route 24

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Seattle has buses. Use them! In which case you might as well find a place to live along a line. One line at a time. Here's the next one, selected at random for the fun of it.

Magnolia, sweet Magnolia. It would be nice to stay there and never have to leave. But, there are times when downtown is where you need to be. Welcome to Metro #24 and a few homes along its route.

↑ A house as big as its lot and yet has room for everything inside and out. And an elevator. Very cool. Five bedrooms and 5 baths in a 5,000+ square feet house on a 5,000+ square feet lot. Sounds like there wouldn't be room for a yard, but it has four floors (hence the elevator), which means a backyard with a waterfall and a pond. Got $1,595,000? Enjoy the views!

A home with history, and very few owners before you. Only three owners since it was built in 1930. What a time to build such an impressive brick style with high-pitched roof, a conical entry, and a chimney that actually had to do something besides be an accent. A view of the Sound, 3 bedrooms, 3.5 baths, and for $1,285,000 you get a story for a house. Unmistakably unique - in a good way.

Another home built of brick in the early years of the Great Depression. For $675,000 there are 4 bedrooms and 3 baths inside 2,850 square feet. Someone built a good solid house, with all the right pieces, that were then polished and modernized through the years. They didn't put jetted tubs in master suites back then. No view, but a lot of comfort and maybe room for a garden.

↑ Finally, a tinier house, one with only 2 bedrooms and 1.8 baths. 1.8? Is that like a 1 ¾ with a little bit extra? So much for tiny. It is a 3,800 square foot house because originally it was a grocery. That may explain the high ceilings. Oh, and the extra square footage probably accounts for the carriage house. At a guess, much of the remodeling is recent because the house sold for $26,000 in 1990. Otherwise the price of $895,000 would be evidence of phenomenal appreciation in the neighborhood. Don't extrapolate that price. Hey, award winning gardens. Nice.

↑ Now, that's something uncommon, a Southern Colonial in Seattle. Did Vancouver colonize us a while back? No? Well, we are south of them. $1,499,000 and 6 bedrooms and 4 baths seem just about right for 4,450 square feet. Something they've done that almost anyone can do is have fun with colors in the rooms. Yes, the design is obviously high-end and well-done, but it is the colors in the rooms that make each unique. The house is unique inside and out. Unique is good.

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