1901 was a fine time for pragmatism with a nod to style. It is good to see such a traditional and historic house maintained and updated for over a century. All that work comes together in a package listed at $439,950.
Drive up to this four bedroom, two and a half bathroom two story in Everett and readily see its simultaneous practicality and appeal. The layout is efficient, neatly stacking one floor on the next without additions. A full length front porch protects the front door, but also provides an extension of the 1,975 square foot living space for small projects or fair weather entertaining. Say hello to the neighbors as they walk by.
Inside, the color scheme is subdued winter tones, whites and greys that leave the bold statements to whatever decor and art you bring along. The flooring is softwood, from back before hardwood was the trendy choice. It was probably a choice based on availability rather than optimizations.
A false bay window graces the formal dining room, providing a reading nook for the times between meals. Rather than protruding outside the house lines, the bench is bracketed by angled display cabinets.
A touch that looks old, though is probably new, is a sliding door for one of the bathrooms. Similar touches easily blur upgrades with original design so the house maintains its historic flavor.
Outside, is a large deck that seems to cover the majority of what remains of the 5,227 square foot lot. The space is large enough for larger parties while also retaining enough space for a hot tub and fireplace.
The commute from Everett to Seattle is frequently an hour, but the commute from Everett to Everett is, well, probably a lot shorter.
- 801 Laurel Dr, Everett [Windermere]