Looking back on November, here are five of our favorite homes from the month - some just for fun.
Foursquare doesn’t sound like fun. It sounds solid and practical, and it is. But someone probably enjoyed properly renovating and maintaining a piece of history. At its core, the house is a five bedroom, 4,500 square foot three story house, including an ADU, so a second kitchen is available. Kids, however, will probably think the old-style elevator is a toy, so there’s that. The house was built in 1912 and has an uninterrupted view of the Sound and the Olympics, another classic element that’s been valuable all these years. The listing price was $2,800,000, not a frivolous figure.
The news for this one bedroom, two bathroom, 1,560 square foot condo by Pike Place was that its price had dropped from $1,200,000 to $915,000. It is a classic loft in a 1910 building which means lots of brick, earthquake reinforcement, and access to The Market - which is now the heart of a lot of recent construction. But that’s temporary, right? Wait out the noise and eventually get back to some classic Seattle living.
They’re asking $325,000 for a place a cat would love. Stroll from the loft bedroom, across the top of the kitchen cabinets, down to the counter, then up the stairs, through the hatch, and out onto the deck to watch the gulls glide by. It is an innovative two bedroom, one bathroom, 345 square foot floating home that fits a lot into that space by opening an atrium over the kitchen and playing with stairs and ladders.
Another old classic, but this one is in Granite Falls, a fine place for a 140 years old cabin that has become a four bedroom, four and a quarter bathroom, 3,685 square foot anchor for a forty acre lot that includes a 14 stall barn, a tack room, and a 60 foot by 120 foot covered arena. That’s plenty of room for the people and the horses, and both can enjoy the trails on the property. They were asking $599,900 for the opportunity to play in the woods and the hills, and to live in some rustic history.
Some houses are unabashedly playful. Who did sink a boat in this Wedgwood house’s backyard? They sunk it, let it fill with water, and now they have a - a - conversation piece, a home for wayward ducks, an experiment in greenwater? The boat comes with a 1947 house with two bedrooms, two bathrooms, 1,250 square feet, single-level living, and a price of $525,000. Sit on the unconventional rooftop deck and watch your guests play with your showpiece.