February flew by as houses starting hitting the market again. Here are five of our favorites from the month.
With a bar, a 4,000 bottle wine cellar, and half an acre on Capitol Hill, the 1905 Georgian Revival style Skinner Mansion listed for $8M. This home has it all—basically a park for a backyard, a library, and close proximity to everything. The billiards room and bar look more like a hotel lounge than similar, pub-inspired rec rooms. Five bedrooms and six and a half bathrooms fit in the 10,000 square foot home on Millionaire’s Row.
Tiny houses on wheels are already settling into conventions, but innovators persist. Shiny Tiny was built from corrugated steel for the look, but also to be reduce allergens. Their use of solar panels, rainwater collection, wool insulation, and composting toilet sound like they’re specs for a Built Green or LEED house. That partly explains the $39,500 price for 236 square feet of space. One catch: buyer provides the land.
This little floating home checks a lot of boxes: Tiny (406 square feet). Cabin-like interior. French doors. Is literally a boat. Where else can you find a loft and a rooftop deck in Seattle for less than $200,000? The living area is full of windows, bringing out the warm tones in the wooden walls. A wood stove keeps the boat cozy. The small kitchen takes care of the basics—a sink, a stove, a fridge—and not much else. It needs some major work, but for the right buyer this is a chance to make a dream houseboat happen.
A wrap-around deck with a fringe of grass makes this corner penthouse condo in Belltown a place to sit and watch sunsets over the Olympics and Elliott Bay, but first pay the $1,900,000 price. The 1,564 square-foot unit was Built Green to LEED standards in 2008. There are two bedrooms (one which faces the city) and two bathrooms (no need for a view there.) A fringe of grass is a nice, natural touch.
Take a cabin with one bedroom and one bathroom in 960 square feet, add a yurt, place the package about a mile-long walk from the Orcas Island ferry landing, and retreat to a retreat with a retreat. Priced at $499,000, the two acre property has sweet decor in the cabin and sumptuous drapes and fabrics in the yurt. Step into the hot tub that’s surrounded by nature and celebrate being far from just about everything.