Here’s a classic Cape Cod from 1941 listed at $375,000, located between Gatewood and Delridge in West Seattle—and below the median price for either. Paint the fence and complete the perfect picture of the small house surrounded by a white picket fence.
Simple can be sweet. Hardwood floors and a gas fireplace are the elements to work with in the living room. Tile and slate floors adorn the kitchen and bathroom. Both rooms use earth-tone tiles for along the walls. Black tile counters fit the period in the kitchen.
With 940 square feet, there is space for two bedrooms. Hardwood flooring returns, with the personal touch of rugs added in these photos for chilly mornings. One of the bedrooms enjoys French doors that lead to a private deck.
The deck steps down to a patio, which is connected to other parts of the 4,268-square-foot lot thanks to a curvy, organic walkway. Meander along the lawn and past the ornamental garden beds. For raised beds, head back out to the front where the neighbors get to watch the flowers, veggies, or herbs progress.
A simple one-car garage and a garden shed with its own covered parking for a mower are a couple of additions that make it much easier to live and work from the place.
Grand architectural statements start conversations, but sometimes aren’t as easy to live in as a simple, well-maintained house with perfect period details and all of the basics covered.