Is it possible to buy an affordable home close to the water? The top prices in West Seattle’s Fauntleroy neighborhood are listed for multiple millions of dollars, so these houses are, relatively speaking, a little more affordable.
Start at half a million: $500,000. That still comes with a view of the Sound and close access Kilborne, Fauntleroy, and Lincoln Park. Spend time at each for free and easy entertainment. Come home to a three-bedroom, one-bathroom, 900-square-foot house that may have seen a few updates since it was first built in 1919. What project is next? The slope of the 5,000-square-foot lot improves the view.
A bigger home (2,180 square feet) on a smaller lot (3,200 square feet) has room for an extra living unit. The four bedrooms and three bathrooms come with a view of the Sound and Mount Rainier. The house was built in 1965, and has the classic brick fireplace to go with it. The kitchen has been updated since then, as has at least one bathroom. Since October, the price has been chopped from $800,000 to $680,000. A bargain?
A French country house in Fauntleroy? Why not? The $799,000 two-story was built in 1978 near Lincoln Park and the beach. Inside, find four bedrooms and four bathrooms in the 2,790 square-foot space. It has French doors, naturally, as well as a kitchen that looks well-enough equipped for a French chef, or at least French cooking. The sloped 9,300 square-foot lot means a few extra steps and probably well-drained landscaping.
Listed at $800,000, this 1927 Craftsman has three bedrooms, two bathrooms, and 2,620 square feet inside. Coved ceilings and leaded tulip windows are reminders of its era. The updated kitchen and sunroom are more likely to be more current. The 5,009 square-foot lot is flat. It does happen. A large deck, garden shed, and fenced yard provide a place to relax, play, and plant.
Top of this list of five is an $815,000 midcentury two-story. One defining feature is a two-sided brick fireplace that acts as a room divider between the living and dining rooms. A fresh, white kitchen comes with glass display cabinets. The 2,160-square-foot house holds three bedrooms and three updated bathrooms. An intricate set of decks and gardens decorate the backyard of the 7,405-square-foot lot. Enjoy a Puget Sound view.