When you think of midcentury modern architecture in Seattle, Fred Bassetti comes to mind pretty quickly. The architect behind Seattle Municipal Tower, Henry M. Jackson Federal Building, and the Seattle Aquarium was also an accomplished residence architect. A 3,240 square-foot 4-BR in Bellevue that he designed in 1952 hit the market in May asking $2.4M but they've recently chopped the price down to $2.268M.
The four-bedroom, 2.5-bath setup includes some pretty iconic midcentury features, including strong use of wood interiors, a brick fireplace centerpiece, vaulted ceilings, and a strong connection to the outside through big windows. It helps that the view from those windows is a stunning look down across Lake Washington at the Seattle skyline.
Not everything is of the era. The kitchen was remodeled by Henrybuilt and includes bamboo finishes & an open sense of space. There's also an upstairs apartment addition for guests that's equally open & bright and offers great views of the gardens. Speaking of those gardens, they're well maintained and make for a quiet space to escape to.
Living here also means you're part of the Hilltop community and all of the perks that entails. Hence the $100/month in HOA dues.
· 14401 SE 55th St, Bellevue [Estately]