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5 of our favorite Seattle-area homes from May

A mix of the theatrical and the dramatic

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Local theater, flowering gardens, postcard views, silvan settings, and Star Wars ruled our five favorite homes in May.

Via Windermere

Celebrate an artist’s home that is filled with art. The home of Peggy Scales, “a fixture in Seattle theater,” came onto the Magnolia market at $775,000. It’s more a series of sets than a set of rooms. The phone booth, Dutch doors, separate writing space, and different themes for each of the three bedrooms make the 1,700-square-foot house whimsical. Unique people create unique homes.

Status: Pending

Courtesy of Toby Lumpkin, Realogics Sotheby’s International Realty

A one-bedroom cottage on the shore has a large dock reaching into Portage Bay, mooring a floating home that has three sleeping areas. Two homes, one address, moorage without homeowners’ dues become a package priced at $1,400,000 for 1,400 square feet. Nice and tidy at $1,000 per square foot. Sleep on land or over water, depending on the mood. Decks and docks make places for plants in pots.

Status: Pending

Via Coldwell Banker

Few condos will ever get views of downtown and the Sound like this one claimed in 1970. Location alone may be sufficient reason for the price of $2,288,000 (plus $1,645 a month in HOA dues). The 2,640-square-foot penthouse sits above it all. Three bedrooms and two and a half bathrooms make a home. The postcard panoramas make entertaining easy. Owning front-row seats for every fireworks show can be sweet.

Status: Active

Via Windermere

For views of nothing but nature, try three tiny houses on five acres on Lopez Island. One house made of lumber, one of logs, and one that was a sauna total two bedrooms and a bit more than 384 square feet. The $312,000 price tag does not include a septic system—evidently someone found a solution. Bonus: a creative staircase with alternating treads.

Status: Active

That’s no second fire pit. Actually, it is. The backyard of the home features two firepits, one wood-burning and one powered by natural gas. The gas firepit graces the center of a unique patio shape: a detailed rendering of the Millennium Falcon. As for the rest of the house, it’s a four-bedroom, three-and-a-quarter-bathroom home with 3,240 square feet of space and a jetted master tub, listed for $725,000. The force is strong with this one.

Status: Active