Henry Bittman's architectural legacy is intertwined with Seattle's. The Decatur Building. Mann Building. King County Courthouse #3. Many of the the architect and engineer's creations still stand and mark the early growth of the city and it's surrounding areas. Bittman built the house at 4625 Eastern Ave North in Wallingford around 1916 for himself and his wife Jessie and this Tudor Revival has somehow survived as the neighborhood, and city, grew up around it. That's not to say there isn't work to do and the $1.8M price tag is just the beginning for anyone who wants to try and restore the potential landmark. Still, there's some special here even in the current condition. The grand living room boasts high vaulted beamed ceilings and is lined with stunning murals by Northwest impressionist Fokko Tadama. The kitchen features appliances that, well, if they're not originals, they go back almost as far. Plus, there seems to be tons of original fixtures and details throughout. The garden and grounds on the 14,500 sf private lot are just oozing with potential. In the right hands, this place could be restored into one of Seattle's most iconic properties. Who's up for it?
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