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Tour a recently remodeled playful Victorian

To the turret we go!


Intricate mill work, filigree, and a bit of whimsy make Victorian homes stand out. Playful paint schemes help, too.

A recently remodeled Victorian has come onto West Seattle’s market at $895,000. From the curb it is easy to enjoy the ornamental wood work along the eaves. The octagonal turret, however, pops up to make the 1923 house more distinctive. From that height there are far fewer obstructions and a much grander view.

Inside, at least a half dozen rooms celebrate their individuality thanks to a wide palette of bold colors. Have fun trying to find the right color chip to match each room.

The remodeling managed to maintain the original character. Details in the tile fireplace and mantel, and the stairway banisters are subtle reminders of the history.

Dining room and den have features that won’t show in most modern houses. Wood paneling surrounds the diners, while an elegant chandelier lights the room. Columns frame a bay window that could become a romantic reading nook.

No surprise that the kitchen has been updated. Remodeling bows to the necessity of new appliances and the cabinetry to fit around them. And yet, touches like crown woodwork along the tops ties the room in with the rest of the house.

With a variety of roof angles, the three bedrooms get to play with canted and cathedral ceilings, and another opportunity to play with those paint chips.

The grander of the two bathrooms is modernized with a glassed-in shower and a jetted tub. Even here, a nuanced indentation around the door dresses an otherwise blank wall.

Inside there is 3,400 square feet of living space. Outside is the rest of the 4,350 square-foot lot that includes a mix of patios and decks. Enjoy the sunshine, now that it has finally returned.