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Which of These Midcentury Time Capsules Would You Buy?

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You're in the market for a new home in Seattle and you've got a thing for midcentury living. Suddenly, two 1960's time capsules hit the market at the same time. How do you make up your mind? The answer is simple: you shove them into a metaphorical cage and let them battle it out until one emerges victorious. It's time for Real Estate Deathmatch.


Address: 1719 NE 106th St / 448 11th Ave W
Price: $495K / $739K
Sq. Footage: 2,700 / 2,300
Beds, Baths: 3-BR, 1.75-bath / 3-BR, 2-bath


↑ We begin with this 1950-built home in Victory Heights that looks like they might not have updated it since. That carpet...the furniture...the wood-paneled basement...the kitchen that's gone from modern to outdated to retro. All the pieces are still there. The home also has plenty of regular amenities such as hardwood floors, thermal/storm windows, daylight lower level and plenty of storage. The big question is...do you have what it takes to keep that carpet? Do you???


↑ Now it's on to Queen Anne where this 1960 home is decidedly-more midcentury-modern. According to the listing it's had one owner since it was built and we're not surprised. They've done a fine job maintaining everything, especially that beautiful stone fireplace. The kitchen is vintage but in a good way. It's a wood-lovers domain in there but just like with the unfurnished basement there's plenty of room for a new owner to come in and make their own mark.

Poll results

· 1719 NE 106th St [Windermere]
· 448 11th Ave W [Windermere]
· All Real Estate Deathmatch coverage [CS]