A modern Craftsman with old-fashioned touches has come to market. One thing that is both new and old, the return to a tiny size, 713 square feet. One thing that is definitely modern, the price, $489,000, $686 per square foot. Let’s see what you get for that.
Step inside to a room with a loft. Efficiency is necessary in such a small space, and they manage to fit a lot in. Weathered and exposed beams work well with the river rock fireplace to set that settled-in stability. The rest of the room is clean, well-painted walls, bright modern lighting, bamboo flooring, and a two-story ceiling which make the space feel larger by emphasizing volume over footage.
Storage in the kitchen is maximized because there are no cabinets wedged into a corner of the room. Every bit of volume is available, including some over-cabinet spaces for displays - or spiders and dust bunnies.
Sitting down for dinner happens in a nook with benches and a movable table. Shelving in front of the window may be going too far for some, but foodies may need them for extra pantry space.
Seattle lives on coffee, and works hard. This place has a space for a barista station, a cubby for an espresso machine right beside an under-stair desk. Don’t scald yourself reaching around the corner for a fresh cup. Stand up every once in a while.
Sleep upstairs in the one bedroom that lives in the loft. Also up there is a soaking tub. In total, there are one and three-quarter bathrooms because they also fit a shower in there somewhere.
Step outside to what remains of the 2,140 square foot lot where a patio is surrounded by a trellis that is already wearing a vine. Within a few months you’ll know whether flowers shade the picnic table. Need more shade? An automated awning may provide that.
- 1615 22nd Ave [Zillow]