Welcome back to Curbed Comparisons, where we scour Seattle's real estate listings to see what your budget will get you across the city. Today we decided to head across Lake Washington and find out what $600,000 gets you on the Eastside. You tell us which one you'd buy.
FYI, there’s no specific definition of what makes up the Eastside but we’re using Bellevue, Issaquah, Kirkland, Newcastle, Mercer Island, Redmond, Sammamish, and the towns of the Gold Coast as our reference point.
Let’s start in Sammamish where this four-bedroom, 1,780 square-foot rambler is asking $619K. Built in 1972, it features a large covered front deck and plenty of space in the fenced backyard as well. Inside, the living room comes with vaulted ceilings, large windows, and a wood fireplace. The roof and the water heater are both new.
Next we head to the Eastgate neighborhood of Bellevue where you’ll find this three-bedroom, 2,340 square-foot home for an even $600,000. Built in 1974, you’re looking at large rooms, vaulted ceilings and an open kitchen with island. The master bedroom features an en suite bathroom & sliding doors directly to the back deck. The lower level is fully furnished as well.
Now we go to Kirkland where we’ll find a remodeled 1964 rambler looking for $599,950. The violet two-bedroom, 820 square-foot home really stands out from the outside. Inside, the standout features include a modern kitchen with titanium granite countertops, a Kraus black onyx sink, and Italian porcelain tile floors. Smaller than the others but plenty of nice design has been put in to modernize the space.
Next we head back to Sammamish to see this three-bedroom, 1,740 square-foot house asking $595,000. This Plateau residence built in 1984 boasts a light interior, brick fireplace, and a kitchen breakfast bar overlooking the living room. The fenced backyard is well-manicured and a nice spot for kids to play.
Finally we end in Redmond where you’ll find a three-bedroom, 1,449 square-foot house available for $624,800. Located in a quiet cul-de-sac, this 2003 build is light and bright. The kitchen is smaller but connects directly to the fenced backyard with detached garage. The den/office on the main level offers the potential for whatever you need.