Considering Seattle’s history of creative individuals, it is surprising there aren’t more Arts & Crafts houses. This one with 2,470 square feet and two stories is, and exhibits, art.
French doors show off the 1928 details in this Arts & Crafts bungalow that just hit the market at $895,000. Those French doors are artistic enough, but they are only one feature. The coved ceilings highlighted by a trim piece creates slight contrasts that lead the eye around the room. A large tile fireplace mantel is a reminder of the era, though it may have gone through a modernization from wood to gas. The leaded glass in the windows and the door knobs made of glass are more likely to be original. Built-in bookcases can become art alcoves befitting the place.
The kitchen has a slightly more modern feel. It is kept casual with open shelves and slate blue cabinetry. White appliances are modern without submitting to the stainless steel trend. Besides, some feel they’re easier to clean; and a nice white fridge may work well for magnetic poetry, kindergarten art, and the inevitable family notes and reminders.
As for the four bedrooms, there isn’t much to update; but they have done a nice job with paint and lighting. Check to see if those fixtures are original. The one and three-quarter baths are upgraded as well. Porcelain lasts a long time, but plumbing and styles do change.
All of that fits in 2,470 square feet on a large 13,200 square foot lot that sits behind a (possibly soon to be white?) picket fence. With that much room outdoors, relax and feel more expansive than usual for a city lot - after you’ve mowed and raked.
- 9312 42nd Ave NE [Estately]