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Mount Baker modern fits in for $2M

Modern styling can blend if done right

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It is hard to get more modern than built this year. And yet, this Mt. Baker home has features reminiscent of a Craftsman and a street feel that blends well with the neighborhood. Good design makes it possible to be modern and subtle, an achievement represented in the $1,995,000 price.

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A pair of apparent garages look like the sort that were shoe-horned into so many Seattle lots back when cars became popular. Either that’s an impressive attempt to create that feel, or at least one of them is evidence of a previous residence on the 4,627 square foot lot.

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Inside, wainscoting, the liberal use of hardwood flooring, and paneled doors suggest a house that’s been around for decades. A few of the four bedrooms even have dormer styled ceilings reminiscent of adding space to an existing structure.

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Take a look at the kitchen and three and a half bathrooms, though, and see a much more modern use of materials, appliances, and fixtures. The deep skylight over the futuristic pod of a tub makes for an abstract setting.

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Walk around back and it is easier to see efficient windows, metal plate fasteners for the decking, and steel railings that are new. The lawn of the 3,907 square foot property is a patchwork, like the interior tile work. Give it a few seasons (and the right about of water and sunlight), and the grass will smooth itself out.

The features are fine and new, but it is the old view that helps command that price. The Lake, the Mountain, and the Cascades are ancient backdrops patiently waiting for you to sit and enjoy them.