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1947 Greenwood tiny house hits market at $399K

Is this Greenwood tiny retro or a before waiting for its after?

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Here’s a package that may make life a bit more affordable: a tiny house with gardens instead of lawn out front, and lawn that could support of lot of gardens out back. Growing your own means time spent outside doesn’t just mean well trimmed grass. You get to eat what you cut and trim.

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The house has one bedroom and one bathroom, which is about what will fit best in 480 square feet. It was built in 1947, back when Victory Gardens were popular. Now, growing your own is just a way to fight the rising cost of living. It isn’t cheap, considering the $399,000 listing price. But, relative to Seattle’s median, that’s a below average price.

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You get a tidy and tiny house with “wood product” siding, and a composite roof that comes with a green accent of moss. That too, is typical in Seattle, especially on a 3,774 square foot lot that comes with the shadow of some great and tall trees.

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Call the interior retro, and it is in style. Call it a “before” and dive into a renovation and remodeling project that can either emphasize its era or bring it into a new one. In either case, you don’t have to deal with many rooms, walls, or much floor space, which makes it more manageable in terms of time and money. You may be amazed at what some paint and a power-washer can do to a place. Your neighbors may appreciate it, too.