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Wallingford home could be your blue heaven for $539K

Add some green trim and turn this blue Victorian into a Seahawks house.

The big bay window and the wrap-around porch aren't as noticeable as the blue on blue with a bit of white trim paint scheme. It is a 1901 Victorian in Wallingford, and it probably didn't look like this back then. You like blue, right? Are you willing to pay $539,950 for it?

Replace the white trim with green trim and have a Seahawks house. Colors can change with a trip to the hardware store. The more permanent pieces are the two bedrooms, one and three-quarter baths, and the 1,810 square feet of living space. Old homes have high ceilings, which means getting more volume for the square footage. The extra height works well for ceiling fans and long light fixtures.

A couple of additions are a second kitchen and a second laundry. They're paired with a second entry. Got relatives or want a roommate? The house accommodates.

Outside is the rest of the 6,089 square foot lot that is a mix of lawns, gardens, walkways, and slopes. Put them together and the porch provides plenty of opportunities to watch the seasons change without as many worries about mowing.

When it was built, the neighborhood was quite different. Now, one of the neighbors is I-5 that passes by on the other side of the street. That may bring a bit more noise, but at least the buses are close and traffic reports are as easy as looking out the window.

· 4223 5th Ave NE [Estately]