In the Victory Heights neighborhood just below Lake City, a 1958 home has all the graceful features of a Northwest midcentury, with plenty of exposed wood and massive windows. But rather than be a time capsule, the home has gone through a kind of natural evolution, with updates that value the original feel and floorplan. While some of the spaces and updates are jaw-dropping, there’s nothing too ostentatious here—minimalist updates to the finishes, thoughtful connections between the indoor and outdoor space, and even a Zen garden around the entryway.
At more than 1,700 square feet but just two bedrooms, the common areas really get a chance to shine, like a classic midcentury greatroom with a dramatic fireplace bisecting a living and dining area for gentle delineation. The most extensive updates are in the kitchen, but nothing to draw focus, white countertops and bamboo cabinets to complement the maple flooring.
The symmetry between the indoor and outdoor space is what really makes this home shine. The basement rambler sits on an oversized lot, and it’s been landscaped to meet the floorplan—stairs between the patio off the greatroom sit almost parallel to the interior stairs to a lower-level den. A vast lawn sits flush to the upper levels, wrapping around to a secluded deck off the master bedroom.
2324 NE 113th Street is listed for $829,000 through 360 Modern.