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Bring Your Books If You Buy This $1.4M House in Magnolia

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With Seattle's literary and independent bookstore history, and Amazon's start with real books, it's natural that some houses are built around shelves and shelves, with ladders reaching the top tier and every room just a few steps away from something to read in bed, or while dinner is simmering, or just because you finally found time to sit still. You do remember sitting still, don't you? You do remember reading words on paper instead of words behind glass. Right? All these shelves are inside a 4 bedroom, 3.25 bath 1978 (pre-ebook) contemporary house that has 2,760 square feet of space. They're asking $1,395,000 for this library of a house because it is more than just a bunch of shelving. In particular, the 2007 renovation created a bright marble kitchen and bath, each with plenty of glass. Outside, there are more reading places on the deck and patio - at least when the weather cooperates. After the sun goes down, put aside the reading and sit around the firepit. Or go inside and enjoy the media room. Some people who read also watch football, and there's a nice electronic suite set up for that. (Pity the movers who have to pack all those books. Maybe there's a temp job opportunity for a librarian to help sort the collection.)

· 3056 Magnolia Blvd W [Estately]
Written by Tom Trimbath