We browsed the listings to find five of the most affordable houses in Newcastle, a place where folks have found athletic neighbors who are bigger, broader, and stronger than most. Let’s see if there’s any difference in the houses at the lower end of the price range. ‘Lower’ being a relative term, of course.
Listings sometimes claim the value is in the land, to distract from the house. In this case, the four bed, three bath, 2,230 square foot house looks fine. It’s a 1974 basement rambler which provides an opportunity for a rental downstairs. A shop and sunroom are handy features. The extra value in the 0.85 acre lot may be the short plat in process. The package is listed at $850,000. Only about a five minute to the Seahawks training facility.
Another short commute, but from a much more modern (1999), and larger (4,700 square feet) house that has two stories, five beds and four baths. Check with the agents or the neighbors to find out who is the seller. The $948,000 Craftsman is vacant, except for some gym equipment, at least in the photos. The 8,633 square foot lot looks as well-maintained as the house. Note, they’ve already dropped the price $40K, a bargain, relatively.
Come in at just under a million at $998,888 and start to play with words like sumptuous. The five bed, two and a half bath, 3,810 square foot data don’t convey the approach to luxury that’s apparent from the entry through to the master bath. The 0.3 acre lot sits closer to the golf course than the training facility, on land that’s sloped well for drainage, views, and careful driving in the winter. Maybe leave your car in the four car garage until the snow melts.
Still within an easy drive of the fields and the fairways is a $1,249,000, four bed, four bath, 4,737 square foot Craftsman that was built in 1998. Its 0.33 acre lot is high enough to provide views of Seattle’s skyline, and the Olympics, naturally; but not the Sound. That will be fine for some buyer who also benefits from a $76K price drop. Enjoy a playful and professional paint job inside, and the opportunity to fill and sample a 1,600 bottle wine cellar.
It looks like an unassuming little house which probably only had one assumption when it was built in a quiet neighborhood in 1952, get a nice view of Lake Washington while being surrounded by trees and 2.67 acres. The four bed, two bath, 2,600 square feet is modest compared to its neighbors on this list, but now sits less than a mile from the training fields - if 405 wasn’t cutting off the route. Still, the land and location provide the reason for the $1,250,000 price.