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5 of our favorite Seattle-area homes from December

December, a time for cozy traditions - and skiing

We look back at five our our favorite homes from December and see how they’re doing on the market. Expect a decoration or two.

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Just in time for the holidays, a Victorian farmhouse built in 1900, back when Green Lake was a bit more rural. They were asking $849,950 for the three bedroom, one and three-quarter bathroom, two story that includes a spire. The 6,000 square foot lot includes a greenhouse (echoes of the rural life), but it is the period design inside and out that sets the tone for nostalgia.

Status: Pending

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Double it up. Two condos turned into one on the 35th floor of One Lincoln Tower in Bellevue means twice the kitchens, parking, storage; and views that wrap south from Mt. Rainier and north to Husky Stadium. The units total to three bedrooms and three bathrooms in 3,432 square feet of space. Service is a luxury. Being above the Westin has its perks. The package is priced at $3,280,800 (with $2,327 monthly dues.)

Status: Active

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Take the conventional NW Contemporary and skip the imperfections. That’s what happens when you buy a house designed by Harold Moldstad, the modernist who also designed houses for Bill Gates and Paul Allen. The 4,000 square foot house with three bedrooms and two and a half bathrooms sits on twelve and a half acres edged by 775 feet of high bank waterfront that is Foulweather Bluff. The price for Japanese gardens with views of the shipping lanes, $2,200,000.

Status: Active

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A $279,000 Craftsman cottage is part of a Ross Chapin neighborhood in Coupeville. It looks and lives like a two bedroom, one bathroom, 797 square foot house, but it sits among a communityof such homes with similar sizes and designs. The exterior literally sets the cottage apart. The house is wrapped in layers of gardens, beds, walkways, and fencing to create levels of privacy while also making it easy to talk to your neighbors from the porch as they walk by.

Status: Pending

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The snow is here, at least in Leavenworth. This celebration of a modern and large log house sits on 14.72 acres beside the Wenatchee River outside of town. Get the skis ready; but first, decide if you want to spend $1,299,000 for the 3,650 square foot house and acreage. The basics: three bedrooms, one full bathroom, and a couple of half bathrooms. Enticements in addition to the location: a sauna large enough for probably more than two, and a wet bar in a loft in the master suite.

Status: Active