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Remodeled, historic homestead asks $2.9 million in Brighton Beach

Including more than an acre in South Seattle

Greg White/Seattle Home Photography

While the main home on this one-acre property just south of Seward Park was built in 1940, starting in 1900, the land was part of “Holly Hedge,” the 10-acre homestead of German immigrants Frederick and Christine Koch. The lots were eventually subdivided, with this one being among the last to sell in the late 1930s.

Still, there are hints of its previous life here, with lots of open space that includes gardens and an orchard, although the buildings themselves are all newer. In addition to the three-bedroom main home and garage, a one-bedroom carriage house was added in 1957. The house itself has some vintage farm vibes, too, with two stories of deck lined in wisteria and large, multi-paned windows.

Inside, a 2003 remodel shows. While it hangs onto the upstairs ceiling shapes, bay windows, and formal layout, there’s a master suite in a finished attic and a heavily upgraded kitchen with stainless steel appliances.

5555 S Holly Street is listed for $2.9 million through Windermere.

The house features hardwood floors and a foyer with a classic, open staircase with banister.
The home maintains large, formal living and dining areas.
A giant, remodeled kitchen has a small, informal dining area in a bay window.
A finished attic features an airy master suite.
A giant, established wisteria vine covers the entire back half of the home, spanning two levels of deck.
One and a quarter acres include plenty of space to garden, play, and lounge.