Midcentury modern homes are enduringly popular—and they look especially gorgeous in the Northwest, where airy-but-minimalist designs that emphasize natural materials can give way to stunning water views and cozy woodland settings. Thanks to a booming aerospace industry at the time, the Seattle area built plenty of homes in the 1950s and ’60s. And while many of these are just out of town (the Eastside has an excellent selection), there are still quite a few in Seattle proper.
There’s a really wide range on these homes. While we’re a little short on perfect time capsules right now, some of these are beautifully maintained or remodeled. Others are turnkey, but could use a little polish to bring them up to their former, period glory. A couple are straight-up fixers, just waiting for the right midmod enthusiast to come along and scoop them up.
We found 15 midcentury homes to watch, ranging from a $350,000 Auburn fixer to a couple of multi-million-dollar mansions.
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