The price on this tiny house ($174,900) was almost low enough to sneak into our most affordable homes in Bremerton earlier today, but it deserves some individual attention.
The stucco bungalow stands out in a sea of ranches and ramblers. Angled buttresses support an arched front porch. Playful red and blue trim highlight the windows and high-pitched roof.
Inside, wander under arched doorways through the house. Even the tub and shower sit behind a graceful curve that softens and romanticizes the space.
The house was built in 1935, and some of the original fixtures remain. Traditional hardwoods and the wood-burning fireplace, of course; but also original glass door knobs, and stone and tile accents in the bathroom.
A cozy kitchen and breakfast nook occupy a corner surrounded by original windows that frame views in two directions.
With 780 square feet inside, there’s enough room for two bedrooms as well.
Outside there’s a 6,969 square-foot lot that includes a detached garage. Considering the “Very Walkable” Walk Score of 80, that garage may become a shop or studio or storage.
Some things are new, like the furnace, hot water heater, and laundry. Original can be valuable, but don’t be surprised to find the need for painting and patching.
Old houses have stories. But, at a price that is one-third Seattle’s median price, maybe there’s a lot left over in someone’s budget for renovating an artistic and historic home.