With very few, if any, updates since it was built in 1951, this two-bedroom Rainier Beach rambler is meticulously maintained midcentury time capsule.
Out front, the brick home greets with a knotty wood-grain accent wall with a glass-block window for a stately, period entrance.
Inside, it might as well still be 1951—right down to the wall treatments. A translucent divider separates a hallway from a wood-panel living area with the original fireplace.
One bathroom features a warm-toned floral wallpaper that must have been well cared for, or ordered through a time machine. The sink and bath look like they’ve survived about as long—even the detachable showerhead looks vintage—but don’t appear run-down or shabby.
A vintage scale seems to have come along for the ride.
The crown jewel of historic interior preservation in this home is the kitchen, featuring a Tappan stove from the same era as the house—and, from what it looks like, the original exhaust fan.
The kitchen tile, if not original, has also been carefully maintained for a long time.
The unfinished basement of the home has also not been touched, meaning that either there’s a vast workspace under the house, or vast remodeling capabilities that might not have to affect the time capsule above too much.
Two other bonuses also preserved from 1951: Incredible Lake Washington views, visible from picture windows in the living room and master bedroom, and a huge yard on a 10,000 square foot lot.
One thing is clear from the pristine condition of the home: Someone cared about this house a great deal. Pick up where they left off for $599,000.
- Upper Rainier Beach residential [Windermere]
- 9644 Waters Ave S [Estately]