There are places to live and places to play, and the Alki Beach neighborhood has both. That probably explains why the houses start at over three quarters of a million dollars. Here are five of the least expensive houses within a few blocks of sunset views and a long waterfront park.
A piece of West Seattle history is for sale. Climb the stairs to the covered porch of this 1910 original that’s listed at $775,000. Inside, find a four-bedroom, three-bathroom home decorated in subtle winter tones. The 2,420-square-foot house doesn’t look like it’s been around for more than a century, but it has. Two levels mean a smaller footprint on the 4,356-square-foot lot that’s just a couple of blocks from the water.
A price cut in Seattle? Even in this market, discounts happen. In the case of this well-positioned house from 1948, the price came down by $20,500 to $914,500. The numbers describe the place: 2,320 square feet, three bedrooms, and four bathrooms. The major appeal for some: a 10,375 square foot lot sitting high enough up the hill to see the Sound and the mountains.
How about something more modern in style and age? The very perpendicular nature of this home built in 2016 makes it easier to top it with a roof deck. The floors of the 1,988-square-foot home are stacked to take up less of the 2,613-square-foot lot. Together, they hold four bedrooms and three bathrooms. The style is sleek with a few wood accents outside to soften the feel. Modernity near nature for $949,950.
Welcome to the million-dollar listings. For $1.08 million, here’s a property available that reaches even further back into history: a 1903 Craftsman. The bonus is a second, more modern cabin. The package includes six lots totaling more than a third of an acre. It’s listed as three bedrooms and two bathrooms in 1,990 square feet, but check into the details for each house.
Million-dollar views? These ones cost $1.09 million, and include a 1928 Tudor. Up the hill and a few blocks back is a 3,000-square-foot home that has a mix of old and new. Archways between the rooms add grace inside. Upgrades to the kitchen and one of the two bathrooms are evident. Above it all, one of the four bedrooms enjoys an epic view across the neighborhood and the sound. Below, a well-landscaped 6,298-square-foot lot.