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2231 E Lake Washington Boulevard. | Via Windermere

6 homes for sale along Metro route 48

From Mount Baker to the U District

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2231 E Lake Washington Boulevard. | Via Windermere

Metro route 48 is one of the rare north-south bus routes that doesn’t hit downtown at all. Rather, it runs between the Mount Baker Transit Station up to the U District, stopping right by the University of Washington parking lots and law school—making transit connections through Leschi, the Central District, Montlake, and Madison-Miller.

In about eight miles, it passes through a wide variety of areas, from those with denser, more multifamily housing to rows of decadent mansions, and a little in-between.

It also connects several landmarks: in addition to everything at the University of Washington, it passes over the Montlake Bridge, breezes past the Washington Park Arboretum, and runs through Sam Smith Park (with bike connections over I-90). And it’s not just higher education that it serves; schools on the route include Garfield High School, the Nova Project (in the Horace Mann building), and Meany Middle School.

We found six notable homes along the route, from a parkside condo to a couple of decadent Tudor Revival houses.

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1. 2231 E Lake Washington Blvd

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2231 E Lake Washington Blvd
Seattle, WA 98112

This exceedingly posh Tudor Revival is full of original millwork (including ornamented archways) and stained glass (including French doors). plus boxbeam ceilings. A brick-lined library behind the living area with a fireplace creates an extremely cozy space, too. Five bedrooms, including a wood-lined bedroom nestled in the peak of the ceiling, mean plenty of space for family and friends. The asking price is $1.98 million.

2. 1925 E Miller Street

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1925 E Miller St
Seattle, WA 98112

While many Tudor Revival homes in the Montlake area are single-family—and many in nearby Capitol Hill are condos or apartments—this three-bedroom townhouse strikes a balance, just sharing one wall with another Tudor home. It keeps a lot of the details of the style, including the classic fireplace shape, coved ceilings, and archways. A large, shared backyard provides plenty of outdoor space, including a patio. It’s asking $900,000.

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3. 2020 23rd Avenue E

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2020 23rd Ave E
Seattle, WA 98112

This boxy, 1926 home with both parapets and solar panels on the roof is listed for $1.1 million. Inside, it has clearly gone through some remodeling, but still has some Tudor Revival details, including a pretty untouched fireplace and some archways. The master bedroom (one of five total bedrooms) features a sunroom.

4. 1645 21st Avenue E

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1645 21st Ave E
Seattle, WA 98112

This elaborate Tudor just a few blocks west of the Arboretum has some more modern upgrades than others on this list, with gas fireplaces and tons of marble. It also features multiple stories of gathering spaces, plus guest quarters downstairs with a separate kitchen. It’s asking $2.2 million.

5. 107 20th Ave

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107 20th Ave
Seattle, WA 98122

Ignore the very 2003 aesthetic on the outside of this Central Area condo building check out the inside of this two-bedroom unit, with a fireplace and a wraparound porch looking out over Pratt Park (like, you can hop the railing into Pratt Park if you wanted to.) The listing price is $599,950.

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6. 521 29th Avenue S

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521 29th Ave S
Seattle, WA 98144

This 1904 farmhouse in Leschi is being flipped for $849,000, but it’s had some upgrades in the last five months, including all new systems, including new plumbing and wiring, plus hardwood floors, and an upgraded backyard. Three bedrooms include two upstairs with vaulted ceilings and one on the main floor.

1. 2231 E Lake Washington Blvd

2231 E Lake Washington Blvd, Seattle, WA 98112

This exceedingly posh Tudor Revival is full of original millwork (including ornamented archways) and stained glass (including French doors). plus boxbeam ceilings. A brick-lined library behind the living area with a fireplace creates an extremely cozy space, too. Five bedrooms, including a wood-lined bedroom nestled in the peak of the ceiling, mean plenty of space for family and friends. The asking price is $1.98 million.

2231 E Lake Washington Blvd
Seattle, WA 98112

2. 1925 E Miller Street

1925 E Miller St, Seattle, WA 98112
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While many Tudor Revival homes in the Montlake area are single-family—and many in nearby Capitol Hill are condos or apartments—this three-bedroom townhouse strikes a balance, just sharing one wall with another Tudor home. It keeps a lot of the details of the style, including the classic fireplace shape, coved ceilings, and archways. A large, shared backyard provides plenty of outdoor space, including a patio. It’s asking $900,000.

1925 E Miller St
Seattle, WA 98112

3. 2020 23rd Avenue E

2020 23rd Ave E, Seattle, WA 98112

This boxy, 1926 home with both parapets and solar panels on the roof is listed for $1.1 million. Inside, it has clearly gone through some remodeling, but still has some Tudor Revival details, including a pretty untouched fireplace and some archways. The master bedroom (one of five total bedrooms) features a sunroom.

2020 23rd Ave E
Seattle, WA 98112

4. 1645 21st Avenue E

1645 21st Ave E, Seattle, WA 98112

This elaborate Tudor just a few blocks west of the Arboretum has some more modern upgrades than others on this list, with gas fireplaces and tons of marble. It also features multiple stories of gathering spaces, plus guest quarters downstairs with a separate kitchen. It’s asking $2.2 million.

1645 21st Ave E
Seattle, WA 98112

5. 107 20th Ave

107 20th Ave, Seattle, WA 98122
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Ignore the very 2003 aesthetic on the outside of this Central Area condo building check out the inside of this two-bedroom unit, with a fireplace and a wraparound porch looking out over Pratt Park (like, you can hop the railing into Pratt Park if you wanted to.) The listing price is $599,950.

107 20th Ave
Seattle, WA 98122

6. 521 29th Avenue S

521 29th Ave S, Seattle, WA 98144

This 1904 farmhouse in Leschi is being flipped for $849,000, but it’s had some upgrades in the last five months, including all new systems, including new plumbing and wiring, plus hardwood floors, and an upgraded backyard. Three bedrooms include two upstairs with vaulted ceilings and one on the main floor.

521 29th Ave S
Seattle, WA 98144