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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
- 6703 47th Pl SW [Zillow]