On the hunt for somethingon the cheap side? You probably don't want to spend too much time looking in Leschi then. But if you are looking for affordable in Leschi, here's your five best bets...
Studios put the bedroom in the living room with a kitchen. Do that wrong and it's cluttered. One way around that, a Murphy Bed: a convenient way to quickly hide the fact that you didn't make the bed. It is a handy feature in a 448 square foot studio condo. Simplicity and size probably help keep the price near $225,000. One benefit of this unit is being on the top floor. From there, and especially from the roof deck, you get views of Seattle while also being close to the water and Frink Park.
This 1 bedroom, 1 bath condo may have been remodeled in 2004, but part of the original 1910 style remains. Bay windows, archways between rooms - and of course, the view of Lake Washington that probably was one of the original inspirations for the place. Now, the 717 square foot unit is for sale at $419,000, almost a doubling of the listing above; but, the kitchen has tile backsplashes, a dutch door, plus modern appliances and countertop. A mix of modern and classic.
It is nice to find uncommon features that make shopping for housing more interesting. Few condos come with a 25 foot boat slip. Some sailors may care so much about that they won't need to hear about the rest. The rest is a 1978 top floor unit that has 1 bedroom, 1 bath, and 600 square feet - and an unobstructed view of Lake Washington and Mt. Rainier. With a view like that, others may not care about the inside either, despite the fact that looks like a nicely-equipped space. Everyone, however, will necessarily have to be aware of the price, even if it is just to transfer the money. They're asking $420,000. What are you offering?
Believe it or not, a house made the list. See, Seattle isn't just a sea of condos. It is a 3 bedroom, 2 bath, 1,860 square foot house on a 3,000 square foot lot. The house was built in 1980 and carries a few more modern traits; but nothing too unconventional. The price pops up to $615,000, a jump from its March 2016 price of $435,000; which suggests a flip. It is up to you to decide if you want a garage, the extra space inside and out, and a lot more autonomy that comes with a house.
A 1904 house with 8 bedrooms and only 1 bath? That may have been common then, but now that sounds like an invitation to a renovation - with some modern adjustments, unless you like long lines in the house. At least it is big enough at 4,140 square feet. For $675,000 you get an opportunity to create a great before and after comparison. It's probably fine the way it is (though an inspection is a good idea for old houses), but it will more interesting to see what the next owner does with the pillared porch, probably original railings, and the brick chimney that backs into the kitchen. Get out your tape measure.
· 2901 S Jackson St [Zillow]
· 317 Lakeside Ave S [Zillow]
· 334 Lakeside Ave S [Zillow]
· 806 29th Ave S [Zillow]
· 2765 S Washington St [Zillow]