On the border of Fremont and Ballard, this two-bedroom, 1918 home is certainly adorable to passersby, with its bright trim and dormer with leaded glass. But thanks to years of ownership by former Jam Box owner Bill Whelan, the home has been modified with an eye for entertainment—including an extensive outdoor party space, complete with a tiki bar.
The bright color palette continues throughout the interior, starting with a narrow living room (the home’s interior is only 850 square feet) that currently doubles as a recording studio. A hint of a party pad starts in the kitchen, which features a small, indoor bar—and the door to the backyard.
Out back, Whelan transformed a large back deck and patio into a cantina-inspired chill pad. Upstairs, the former deck is sheltered by corrugated green roof and walled with reed paneling. Below, the patio space has higher ceilings and the tiki-inspired bar (topped with a disco ball because there’s a large mix of influences at work here).
Some of the backyard’s outdoor patio space is maintained, with more seating and a fire pit. Taller buildings around the place—which is zoned for industrial business—wall it all in.
Above, a large roof deck adds a more open-air outdoor space.
The home is listed for $850,000.
- Fremont Party Pad [SDH]