A 20-minute walk from the Edmonds Ferry Terminal, this midcentury modern rambler’s vintage charm starts at the gently sloping roofline and doesn’t stop on the inside. Some of its features are original—and others at least nod back to the era of its construction.
Right at the entrance, visitors are greeted by a massive brick wall of a fireplace, preserved here from 1955. While it’s a bold choice, it’s straight, with a small, non-imposing shelf serving as a kind of mantle, matching a small bench at the hearth. An exposed-grain wall sits opposite for a double feature of natural-looking materials, also complemented by the hardwood floor.
The flooring stretches back to a dining area, separated from a semi-open kitchen by a counter. A sliding glass door here opens to the patio for barbecues.
While the kitchen has been upgraded, its not out-of-place, with minimalist cabinets and shelving and unassuming-looking appliances. The flashiest feature is a checkerboard floor.
On the other side of the kitchen—also only separated by a countertop—a large rec room convenes around a second fireplace, this one a wood stove backed by gray bricks in the corner. A pair of double doors, paned with textured glass, open up to the outside.
The home’s three bedrooms maintain their minimalist feel—and also benefit from hardwoods.
The house and the 10,000 square feet it sits on are listed for $749,000.
1139 3rd Avenue S [Windermere]