Some houses are snapped up in days. Others take years. The sellers should be commended for their patience.
No one has bought the bunch of big blue boxes on the beach in West Seattle. But why? The 4 bedroom, 3.5 bath two story has been sitting on the market and the shore for just over a year. In September 2014 it was on the market for $2,286,600 but has now drifted down to $1,970,000. It looks like there've been nibbles but no one has bit. The property is 5,307 square feet with 80 foot of waterfront - and even claims to the tidelands beyond. Fishing from your own shore should be worth something. Inside, the 2003 house is modernly simple with small suggestions of flourishes like decorative columns arrayed beside doorways and archways. The kitchen is well-equipped with frequently overlooked, but useful features like a pasta prep station; and of course, gorgeous views which seems to be the norm for most of the rooms. With 4,186 square feet to work with there's plenty of room for entertaining, and a second kitchen to help with the load. So, why hasn't it sold? Maybe that suit of armor is just a bit too intimidating, or proof that a medieval warfare enthusiast who wants to go crabbing hasn't found the house yet.
· 5201 Beach Dr SW [Redfin]
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Written by Tom Trimbath