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10 Seattle Fixer-Uppers on the Market

Check out these ten fixer-uppers to find out if there's a diamond or two in Seattle's rough

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renovation-week It's Renovation Week but before something can get to that point it needs a renovation in the first place. These days it seems like while everyone's so interested in luxury, modern or sustainable homes, there's a slew of fixer-uppers sitting there like diamonds in the rough just waiting for someone to come along and recognize their gem potential.

Below, Curbed has mapped 10 fixer-uppers worth investing in, from a $1.5M Victorian in Queen Anne with amazing views to tiny West Seattle Craftsman with curious property potential. They're not in any particular order, simply ten unique options for those with a discerning eye for what's possible (and at least a little bit of money to make it happen...)

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1. 19 Prospect Street

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19 Prospect St
Seattle, WA 98109

How could we forgot the photo of the women standing out front of this 1906 Queen Anne home that's seen better days. It was listed for $1.9M but they've come down a bit to $1.5M now. What makes this one worth investing in is the view. That quintessential Queen Anne view. Considering it's four levels plus a basement, this Victorian duplex has potential written all over it. So long as you've got the money...

2. 1213 E Shelby Street, Unit 6

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1213 E Shelby St #6
Seattle, WA 98102

A fixer-upper floating home? That's not something you see too often these days. Usually the homes are modern but the houseboats are the ones that need some TLC. Asking $799K, this fixer-upper doesn't come cheap but the potential is there to turn this into a fantastic floating residence for yourself or to flip for big money. Just please do something about that blue carpet.

3. 1005 W Ruffner Street

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1005 W Ruffner St
Seattle, WA 98119

Asking $650K, this midcentury fixer-upper sits on a corner lot and gives you views of the Cascades from it's North Queen Anne location. If you wanted to keep the house, you could turn the bonus room into an official third bedroom and do some serious work on the lower level. Or you could tear it all down and build something new. Either way, the house is being offered as-is, so you better know what your plans are.

4. 1611 NE 82nd Street

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1611 NE 82nd St
Seattle, WA 98115

At first glance this 1928 Craftsman in Ravenna looks like it's in great shape. Upon closer inspection, however, you can see it's time for a new coat of paint outside. Inside, it looks like the place got a renovation back in the 80's and it's time for a new one. The kitchen floors and countertops are killin' us but we do appreciate the built-ins left behind. There have been updated to the windows and sewers in recent years but you've still got a lot to do.

5. 2721 NE 145th Street

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2721 NE 145th St
Seattle, WA 98155

"Where else in Seattle proper can you find a 3 bed, 1.75 bath property for $300,000?" They make a good point. The original hardwoods remain in this 1949 Olympic Hills home. The rest of the place isn't in rough shape, per se, just in need of some serious upgrading and renovating. But with the right eye, this place could really be something.

6. 7767 11th Aveue SW

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7767 11th Ave SW
Seattle, WA 98106

This 1918 Craftsman property is kinda interesting. It's a tiny home at 620 square-feet and one-bedroom, though the attic has been used as a bedroom as well. The rest of the property is a bit of a fixer-upper as well with a three-car garage with it's own furnace, kitchen and full bath. So you've basically got what could be two homes (or one home and a rental or guest house) on this property all for $289K. Intrigued?

7. 4608 NE 103rd Street

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4608 NE 103rd St
Seattle, WA 98125

This 1950's ranch-style home has a lot going for it. Large picture windows, parquet floors, mahogany woodwork & other period details. But it's definitly in need of some serious upgrading, especially in the kitchen and bathrooms. If you do that, however, a midcentury modern that's been re-modernized would be killer on the market once you're done.

8. 3125 Fairview Avenue E

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3125 Fairview Ave E
Seattle, WA 98102

So here's a curious lot. The $1.5M sticker price gets you a recently-renovated waterfront home, a 160-foot dock with three houseboat rentals, a fully-fenced 12,269 square-foot lot with landscaping, patio area, three garages & four storage closets. We consider it all one big fixer-upper just because of the potential with all of that prime real estate on the water and what one could develop here as well.

9. 14 W Newell Street

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14 W Newell St
Seattle, WA 98119

Built in 1924, it's the first time this Queen Anne home has been on the open market since 1957. That might have been the last time it was renovated as well judging by the kitchen floor. The location and lot are prime so a renovated version of this house could be a steal if you're willing to put in the work (and $798K).

10. 11502 Fremont Avenue N

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11502 Fremont Ave N
Seattle, WA 98133

Located in Broadview, this 2 bedroom 1 bath home with hardwood floors, a wood stove and formal dining room is primed for a total makeover. Or you can tear it down and build your dream home on the spacious 7,200 square foot corner lot. At $300K, that's a pretty ideal price point from which you could flip this for much more.

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1. 19 Prospect Street

19 Prospect St, Seattle, WA 98109

How could we forgot the photo of the women standing out front of this 1906 Queen Anne home that's seen better days. It was listed for $1.9M but they've come down a bit to $1.5M now. What makes this one worth investing in is the view. That quintessential Queen Anne view. Considering it's four levels plus a basement, this Victorian duplex has potential written all over it. So long as you've got the money...

19 Prospect St
Seattle, WA 98109

2. 1213 E Shelby Street, Unit 6

1213 E Shelby St #6, Seattle, WA 98102

A fixer-upper floating home? That's not something you see too often these days. Usually the homes are modern but the houseboats are the ones that need some TLC. Asking $799K, this fixer-upper doesn't come cheap but the potential is there to turn this into a fantastic floating residence for yourself or to flip for big money. Just please do something about that blue carpet.

1213 E Shelby St #6
Seattle, WA 98102

3. 1005 W Ruffner Street

1005 W Ruffner St, Seattle, WA 98119

Asking $650K, this midcentury fixer-upper sits on a corner lot and gives you views of the Cascades from it's North Queen Anne location. If you wanted to keep the house, you could turn the bonus room into an official third bedroom and do some serious work on the lower level. Or you could tear it all down and build something new. Either way, the house is being offered as-is, so you better know what your plans are.

1005 W Ruffner St
Seattle, WA 98119

4. 1611 NE 82nd Street

1611 NE 82nd St, Seattle, WA 98115

At first glance this 1928 Craftsman in Ravenna looks like it's in great shape. Upon closer inspection, however, you can see it's time for a new coat of paint outside. Inside, it looks like the place got a renovation back in the 80's and it's time for a new one. The kitchen floors and countertops are killin' us but we do appreciate the built-ins left behind. There have been updated to the windows and sewers in recent years but you've still got a lot to do.

1611 NE 82nd St
Seattle, WA 98115

5. 2721 NE 145th Street

2721 NE 145th St, Seattle, WA 98155

"Where else in Seattle proper can you find a 3 bed, 1.75 bath property for $300,000?" They make a good point. The original hardwoods remain in this 1949 Olympic Hills home. The rest of the place isn't in rough shape, per se, just in need of some serious upgrading and renovating. But with the right eye, this place could really be something.

2721 NE 145th St
Seattle, WA 98155

6. 7767 11th Aveue SW

7767 11th Ave SW, Seattle, WA 98106

This 1918 Craftsman property is kinda interesting. It's a tiny home at 620 square-feet and one-bedroom, though the attic has been used as a bedroom as well. The rest of the property is a bit of a fixer-upper as well with a three-car garage with it's own furnace, kitchen and full bath. So you've basically got what could be two homes (or one home and a rental or guest house) on this property all for $289K. Intrigued?

7767 11th Ave SW
Seattle, WA 98106

7. 4608 NE 103rd Street

4608 NE 103rd St, Seattle, WA 98125

This 1950's ranch-style home has a lot going for it. Large picture windows, parquet floors, mahogany woodwork & other period details. But it's definitly in need of some serious upgrading, especially in the kitchen and bathrooms. If you do that, however, a midcentury modern that's been re-modernized would be killer on the market once you're done.

4608 NE 103rd St
Seattle, WA 98125

8. 3125 Fairview Avenue E

3125 Fairview Ave E, Seattle, WA 98102

So here's a curious lot. The $1.5M sticker price gets you a recently-renovated waterfront home, a 160-foot dock with three houseboat rentals, a fully-fenced 12,269 square-foot lot with landscaping, patio area, three garages & four storage closets. We consider it all one big fixer-upper just because of the potential with all of that prime real estate on the water and what one could develop here as well.

3125 Fairview Ave E
Seattle, WA 98102

9. 14 W Newell Street

14 W Newell St, Seattle, WA 98119

Built in 1924, it's the first time this Queen Anne home has been on the open market since 1957. That might have been the last time it was renovated as well judging by the kitchen floor. The location and lot are prime so a renovated version of this house could be a steal if you're willing to put in the work (and $798K).

14 W Newell St
Seattle, WA 98119

10. 11502 Fremont Avenue N

11502 Fremont Ave N, Seattle, WA 98133

Located in Broadview, this 2 bedroom 1 bath home with hardwood floors, a wood stove and formal dining room is primed for a total makeover. Or you can tear it down and build your dream home on the spacious 7,200 square foot corner lot. At $300K, that's a pretty ideal price point from which you could flip this for much more.

11502 Fremont Ave N
Seattle, WA 98133