Looks like it’s a departure for Seattle musician John Roderick, frontperson of longtime indie rock band the Long Winters. The former City Council candidate just listed his 1912 farmhouse on a third of an acre in Rainier Beach, complete with its own barn—the kind of homestead built around years of flannel shirts and thick beards.
“I’ve loved living in my farmhouse, puttering in the garden and sitting under the wide leaves of the catalpa tree,” Roderick told Curbed Seattle over email. “I’ve lived here twelve good and creative years and am only moving to pursue an opportunity. It’s a light and airy home, private behind its hedges but dappled with sun. My neighbors are all great, friendly, and welcoming. The neighborhood is quiet at night. The house is completely free of ghosts.”
The two-story home is full of updates while keeping the farmhouse aesthetic: The white-brick fireplace is augmented with an exposed-grain mantel and a geometric tile base. Vintage furniture is repurposed into fixtures. More practical updates include stainless-steel appliances and some subtle recessed lighting.
10824 53rd Avenue S is listed for $700,000 through Kristin Munger Windermere Real Estate Co.