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Popular Radio Host ‘Bean’ Lists Colonial Revival for $2 Million

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A Los Angeles radio talk show host and his wife are selling their colorful, eclectic Burien home

One thing you can't say about Gene & Donna Baxter is that they don't like color.

Better known as the Bean in LA radio show Kevin & Bean, it might surprise some listeners to know that Gene Baxter actually lives and broadcasts from Puget Sound rather than in the Los Angeles studio with the rest of the staff. For years, he and Donna lived in a charming Victorian house on Vashon Island that was described as such:

Pinks and blues, lavender, gray, black, bright whites, velvets and sheens, chandeliers (seven in the kitchen alone!), all from the finest designers. Bean has a thing for photography. The living room is lined with black-and-white prints from old Hollywood; Marlene Dietrich, Louise Brooks, Marilyn, Grace Kelly. Out on the deck are wrought-iron chairs, pink.

In 2005, they purchased a Colonial Revival just off the water in Burien. Now, as we take a look at that house, which just hit the market asking an even $2M, think about the above description of the Vashon house. Try to tell us that doesn't describe this one as well...

Not sure which touch we like best. The double-island kitchen. The dutch door between the kitchen and dining room. The double-arched doorway. The unapolgetically-pink-pink main hall. And that's all before you step outside and walk the grounds leaded towards the waterfront.

Don't think we've seen such a great blend of original period detail and modern style. Certainly not in Burien...
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