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Historic West Seattle log cabin lists at $490K

Price drops in Seattle do happen

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The world and the neighborhood were different in 1910 when someone built this log cabin in West Seattle. It probably had fewer neighbors and a different view. The logs probably didn’t have to go far to turn from trees into walls. Now, it is a $490,000 property that’s ready for its next resident.

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A river rock facade decorates a heavy, dark, brick chimney and surrounds a fireplace that looks scorched and worn, as a century-old fireplace should. While the house is a log cabin, the mix of dark beams, rich wood, and light walls seems more Bavarian than classic American.

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One feature that is very much a part of Seattle’s shoreline life is a driftwood wall. That’s probably only going to happen within a few blocks of the beach, which is now known as Lincoln Park.

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However it started its life, it is now a three bedroom, one bathroom house with 1,370 square feet of living space. Evidence of additions happening along the way are the variety of wall treatments: wall paper, wood paneling, wainscoting, etc.

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Stainless steel has yet to invade the kitchen, as it continues to operate with traditional white appliances, and classic wood cabinetry. The skylights are undoubtedly from a remodel.

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Check out the corner room that’s wrapped in windows. Behind those drapes may be a great view of the Sound and Olympics, or the local foliage has regrown for a more territorial view.

Outside, the 9,316 square foot lot includes a carport, a lawn, and mature landscaping.

The surprise is that, after only being on the market since mid-October they’ve dropped the price $35,000. Proof that not everything in Seattle’s market is going up, not even places that have been standing for over a century.