Welcome to Tiny Homes, an idea that is more popular with minimalists than with neighborhood associations and zoning boards. We'll point out the fun parts. You'll have to check out the logistics and legalities - but this one's probably older than some of the ordinances.
About a hundred years ago horses lived here, or at least their carriages. Now, it's a Victorian cottage with a gazebo on the porch, views out over Shilshole, and 660 square feet of room for people - or, at least as many people as are allowed in a 1 bedroom 1 bath house. The list price is $550,000 for the house and the 5,520 square foot lot; and, of course, bits of Victorian style that are usually best in the original. The transition from carriage house to home was probably made decades ago because the elements like the built-in bookshelves, kitchen cabinets, and glassed interior doors look like they were included when such things were the norm. The skylights are more recent, but much of the rest spent much of the time existing in the old Scandinavian stereotype of Ballard. If you need to learn a bit more about that, walk around the corner to the Nordic Heritage Museum. Who knows? Maybe they can tell you more about your house.
· 6730 34th Ave NW [Estately]
· Nordic Heritage Museum [NHM]
· All Tiny Homes coverage [CS]
Written by Tom Trimbath