You might know soccer champion Megan Rapinoe from a few different places: In the last decade, she’s played for both the Seattle Sounders Women and inaugural National Women’s Soccer League member Seattle Reign. On the international stage, Rapinoe helped lead the United States to a 2015 FIFA Women’s World Cup victory and an Olympic gold medal in 2012.
For the past several years—during her reign with the Reign—Rapinoe has maintained a two-bedroom modern home in Seward Park, just a few blocks from the park itself with a master suite fit for a soccer superstar.
The 1986 home starts, though, with a cathedral-ceilinged gathering space with double doors opening to the yard. Fir beams—and a fir mantel around the fireplace—help add warmth to the otherwise-minimalist space. Two stories of windows bring in natural light. Leave the room as-is, or open a shōji screen to integrate a guest bedroom into the space.
The kitchen and dining area are lofted above the living room, benefitting from the same natural light as below. From the higher vantage point, there’s a peekaboo view of the lake. A west-facing patio and an east-facing balcony right off the kitchen are designed for barbecues or dining al fresco; a bonus room on this floor with a porthole-shaped window can serve as an office.
The entire top level of the home is a fully featured master suite. A sitting room boasts the same fir accents as below and access to a balcony. The master bedroom can be opened up or closed off by shōji screens on either side—one of which also hides a closet. A master bathroom features a walk-in closet with a laundry chute. The suite is served by two balconies, including one off the bathroom that was originally supposed to include an outdoor jacuzzi (although this plan was never realized).
The home is listed for $888,000.
- 5939 Wilson Ave S [Cherie Hasson]