On Capitol Hillby Volunteer Park sits a 1909 Seattle classic that looks very foursquare with a livable elegance. Effectively, it is a three-story, each with its own bit of roof as if it was a house built on a house built on a house. A distinctive style that is emphasized by the white trim around the pale blue siding.
Inside, it is a six bedroom, three bathroom, 3,930 square foot space that retains the archways and leaded glass that are probably original. Subtle custom moldings trim the rooms. Hardwood flooring as well as softwood and tile cover most of the rooms. Wall-to-wall and vinyl happen, even in historic homes.
The master bathroom may be the most elegant space. A clawfoot tub sits in a corner surrounded by windows that let in a lot of light, but are high enough to preserve some privacy, at least from the waist down. Good thing those low curtains are there, too. It isn’t flashy, but it is refined, which may be just what you need when you’re after a good soak.
Outside, both front and back are equipped with sitting porches, covered spaces large enough for several folks to sit around a table, rather than everyone having to squeeze in and only face the street. The slat ceiling, stout columns, and ornate railings are also original. A nice addition for some outdoor living in better weather, or at least for folks willing to dress warmly.
Downstairs is a wine cellar, second kitchen, shop and family room. Check the number of stairs to get from down there to the top floor. You may want an elevator more than the double stairs at the entry, of course they do have their appeal, too.
After all this time, the house and the 4,791 square foot lot are listed as a package at $1,495,000. Divide that by the number of bedrooms and it may look much more affordable.
- 1246 15th Ave E [Windermere]