After a quick cruise through the listings, here are five of the most affordable houses in Woodinville, a place known for wineries, and high-end houses with wine cellars.
A classic 1977 tri-level is on the market at $379,950. The listing mentions a recent major remodel, which seems to be centered on the kitchen and master suite. The house has four bedrooms and two bathrooms in 1,890 square feet. It may not have a wine cellar, but it looks like one of the bedrooms was used an enormous closet. Storage! The 10,018 square foot lot and house were over $40K cheaper last fall. Buy before the next rise?
Another remodel, this time in a 1981 Contemporary. The kitchen gleams with shiny new counters. A barn door covers the pantry (still not a wine cellar), a more modern contemporary touch. With three bedrooms, and three bathrooms of various sizes, there’s less of a likelihood of a line in the 2,088 square foot house. It is listed at $635,000. Relax and wander around the neatly trimmed 0.71 acre lot.
For almost the same price, $640,000, and same year, 1980, there is a Craftsman-inspired two story with four bedrooms and three bathrooms in 2,530 square feet. A swinging bench fits on the covered front porch. The kitchen has stainless steel appliances paired with oak cabinets. Somewhere in there is a wet bar. Serving wine? Look out on the 0.77 acre property and gaze up at several impressively tall trees.
A quick glance from the outside and this two story, 2,004 square foot house looks like a normal 1976 split-level (a cellar? but nor for wine.) Inside, they’ve aimed for an “energized modern industrial” theme with steel railings, extensive and elaborate tile work in the kitchen and at least one of the three bathrooms. Four bedrooms fit into the space as well. A 0.58 acre lot includes a fair patch of lawn and a garage. Price? $649,000.
One last chance at finding a wine cellar. A good start at $685,000, “Minutes to Woodinville's Wine Country“. Another split-level, this one from 1974, has three bedrooms and three bathrooms and 2,510 square feet. If you take a tour, check out the flooring that is either innovative wood panels, or is waiting for carpeting. No wine cellar, but the lot covers 2.12 acres, some of which is low maintenance thanks to the trees.
(Note: None of the houses for sale in Woodinville had wine cellars at even twice these prices. Proof again that stereotypes are notoriously wrong, even if they make good stories.)