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Modern Dutch Colonial Urban Retreat Lists For $759K

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Purchased in 2003 as a fixer-upper, the seller of the 3-BR at 807 24th Avenue in the heart of Central District has spent the years since transforming it into what she calls a "Modern Dutch Colonial Urban Refuge." It was renovated as a "slow house," using only locally-manufactured materials. For example, the front porch and back stairs were both made from cedar free-of-heart timbers from LS Cedar Company on Vashon Island. Each room has its own story to tell in how it was renovated and brought back to life. The kitchen used to be a utility room. The old brick fireplace became the walkway and back patio. Built-ins were built around to maximize their use and beauty. Wiring, plumbing and foundation are all new as well. Outside, the well-tended garden is 100% organic and pesticide-free since they moved in. All the hard work has been already been done, all you need to do is plunk down $759K and you get to enjoy it.

· 807 24th Ave [Windermere]