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Dreamy midcentury with serene courtyards asks $829K in Victory Heights

Elegant updates complement the 1958 design in this North Seattle home

A home wraps in an L shape around a driveway. Warm-toned wood covers much of it, starting at the far corner. A garage continues to the left and vertical, light siding to the right. Some stone-lined gardens flank an entryway with a sliding door.
Wood-slat framing around a courtyard entry carries the serene vibe of a classic Pacific Northwest midcentury modern.
Courtesy of 360 Modern

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.

A courtyard with a concrete ground and a rocky garden in the foreground. Wood-slat walls are to the left and right, with a sliding wood-and-glass door to the right leading outside. Round pendant lights drop from the ceiling, and there’s a door ahead.
A tranquil courtyard separates the entry from the outside world, with a Zen garden and a bench for quiet reflection.
A dining room table under a peaked roof with exposed beams and a wood-slat ceiling. The left wall is covered in windows reaching up to the ceiling’s peak, and there’s a bookshelf on the far wall. The floors are hardwood and the trim and walls are white.
A classic midcentury roofline defines the great room, with floor-to-ceiling windows to bring in plenty of light.
A large green-gray fireplace bisects a room with white walls and a gently peaked, wood-slat, exposed-beam ceiling. The floors are hardwood, and between a gray sectional and a fireplace is a cowhide rug. Stairs lead down along the far wall.
Also in quintessential midcentury style, a large, pillar fireplace breaks up space in the great room—here with new finishes that let the original brick peek out.
A bedroom with black walls, hardwood floors, and an exposed-beam, wood-slat ceiling. A low bed has a black bedspread, and sliding-glass doors lead to a patio with a tall white fence.
The master bedroom features both an en-suite bath and its own private slice of the patio, with clerestory windows that hug the roofline.
A simple loft bed with shelves underneath are in a bedroom with hardwood floors and exposed-beam, woodslat ceiling with clerestory windows on the far wall. There’s a large, square, gray rug in the middle.
The home’s second bedroom is also tucked under the edge of the sloping roofline, with the same exposed-beam ceiling as the rest of the home.
A concrete patio has four adirondack chairs surrounding a small, raised fire pit. Stairs lead u to the left to a high deck above a concrete wall with wooden railings. A tall, wood fence lines the left side with trees behind it.
The living and dining area above connects to the den below via both interior and exterior stairs—the latter leading from a deck to a patio.