Now’s your chance, Macklemore—this stately Victorian in north Capitol Hill could really be yours.
Back in 2015, the Seattle rapper posted a picture of this historic home on Instagram and jokingly claimed it was his. He deleted the post, but visited the house the next day while trick-or-treating with his daughter.
Dressed like a Cowardly Lion of sorts, Macklemore shouted in the direction of the front door, “On Instagram yesterday, I claimed this was my house and I’m sorry for that.” The owner wasn’t having any of it, apparently, and Macklemore retreated to his group of friends, tail tucked.
That’s all water under the bridge now. So, grab your checkbook, Ben. (Or anyone else with a cool $1.65 million lying around.)
The 3,765-square-foot home sits between Miller and Volunteer parks in north Capitol Hill. Steps from some of the city’s best green spaces and the 15th Avenue retail core—which includes Bakery Nouveau, Coastal Kitchen and Smith—its location would be hard to beat.
With four bedrooms and two-and-a-quarter baths, the exterior of this classic home mirrors the lush bed of grass it sits on top of. Built in 1901, the large, covered front porch looks ripe for enjoying all year long, great for beverage sipping, potted-plant tending, general lounging or waving “hi” to neighbors.
It’s easy to imagine this home’s main floor as a central hub of activity—it’s full of usable, functional square-footage. Inside the front door and to the left, there’s an entry nook and a set of wood-carved stairs leading to the second and third floors. To the right is the living room, which is airy and packed with sought-after details and amenities like crown molding, hardwood floors, and a fireplace. The eat-in kitchen, formal dining room and a half-bath are also located on the first floor.
All four bedrooms are located upstairs, and three of them—including the sunny master’s suite—are on the second floor. The master bedroom is spacious, with room to spread out and get comfy. The head of the house in this home will also enjoy a walkout balcony and territorial views toward the east, which include big skies, treetops and the Cascades. The single room on the third floor is large, too, and includes space for a desk or play area, skylights and views to boot.
In all, this Glorious home located near Downtown doesn’t come at a Thrift Shop price. But My Oh My, its new owner should be especially pumped—Halloween is just around the corner.
- 712 17th Avenue E [Windermere]