Some addresses don’t include words like “road”, “avenue”, or “street.” Puget Sound is home to homes with “Beach Walk Trail” because that’s where they are and that’s what it takes to get to them.
This 1947 classic beach house on Naketa Beach Walk in Mukilteo doesn’t have a road leading up to it; to get there, you have to walk in. Check your tide tables for a place that’s very close to nature.
Between the railroad tracks and the water is about a three-quarter acre lot, where a 1,217 square-foot one-story house is devoted to uninterruptable views of the Sound and the Olympics. Eighty feet of beachfront stretch along a bulkhead that’s notched by a ramp. Maybe that’s a way to motor in at high tide.
Inside, it’s rustic. A window seat and long counter line up nicely for the views. The decor is wood all around, though not on the floor. Carpet softens footsteps, and helps hide any sand that gets tracked in. The crown piece may be the tumbled rock fireplace that commands the living room.
Don’t be surprised if the furniture and appliances aren’t from 2017. Walking the beach to a house sounds romantic, and is. Carrying groceries may be a bit more of a burden. Couches and refrigerators take a greater effort.
There’s enough room for two bedrooms and one and three-quarter bathrooms. Rustic, again, of course.
Another fireplace sits outside. Atop the bulkhead is a long, concrete patio crowned with a tall, stone firebox and chimney. Sit by the fire and the water while the wind carries away the typically pesky smoke.
Fruit trees have a home in the land around the back, as does a swing set, and another picnic area for days when beach weather isn’t as pleasant as usual.
The privilege of the ultimate beach life is priced at $385,000. Check to see if the furniture stays. The less that gets moved, the easier moving in is.