We dug through the listings and found five of the least expensive homes in Leschi. Be ready for a mix of styles and prices within easy access to Lake Washington.
Be willing to walk to the water and find an 820 square-foot house for $500,000. The remodel brings the original historic 1908 two bedroom, one bathroom place up to date. Stucco and some simple and distinctive trim work outside, and tile mosaics inside show how small touches have large effects. Granite counters and a tile back splash highlight the kitchen. The 2,234 square-foot lot is fenced. Imagine the changes it’s seen. (Pending already? No surprise.)
For $665,000 there’s a 2,180 square-foot house that was built in 1984, much more modern than the first two. They managed to fit in five bedrooms and two bathrooms. An extra entrance opens opportunities for renting or at least some privacy for some other generation living at home. A brick patio and fencing in the back yard of the 4,299 square-foot property are waiting for more parties and play time.
So much for new; here’s another historic home. The 1905 two-story house holds two bedrooms and two bathrooms in 1,330 square feet. Mature landscaping on the 3,999-square-foot lot isn’t a surprise, and there’s more in the neighboring Frink and Leschi Parks. For $695,000 the package include a modern bathroom with a mix of glass block, tile, and new fixtures that nicely fit with the original character.
Once upon a time, a 4,100-square-foot house with six bedrooms and four bathrooms would be dedicated to a large family. Now, the remodel of this 1952 home could easily be considered an AirBnB candidate. Whoever sleeps here next gets to enjoy luxury accommodations like window walls and custom bathrooms, with only a few hints of its age, like the brick wood-burning fireplace. Add in a 5,000 square-foot lot and add up to a price of $1.15 million.
Take it back a hundred years or so to a remodeled 1916 Craftsman that is well-positioned for views of the lake. However it started, it’s now a three-bedroom, three-bathroom, 2,905-square-foot home on a 6,098-square-foot lot. Timeless location, classic design, recent upgrades, and a sweet neighborhood add up to an asking price of $1.25 million. Wake up and fall asleep to color on the water and weather flowing by.