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15 midcentury modern homes for sale in the Seattle area right now

From fancy to fixers

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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.

Map points are ordered north to south.

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1. 338 N 155th Street

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338 N 155th St
Shoreline, WA 98133

In Shoreline, this 1955 three-bedroom has two sections of mono-pitched roof, creating sloped ceilings above the living room in front and family room in the back. It’s a recent flip, and includes fresh paint, repaired hardwood floors, and new cabinetry—but it kept a lot of the midcentury headlines, including the exposed ceiling beams and the floor-to-ceiling brick fireplace. This one’s asking $849,000.

2. 13524 N Park Avenue N

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13524 N Park Ave N
Seattle, WA 98133

Right along Bitter Lake, this three-bedroom home is full of well-maintained period details, from a stone fireplace lining a wood accent wall to even the kitchen cabinetry. A second stone fireplace sits in the basement, and there’s a well-manicured courtyard out back. Bonus outdoor space: a 50-foot stretch of lakeside beach co-owned with seven neighbors. It’s listed for $700,000.

A living area with couches, arm chairs, a table and a white and grey area rug. The floors are hardwood and the wall is wooden. There are floor to ceiling windows with open white curtains. Via Remax

3. 4411 W Armour Street

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4411 W Armour St
Seattle, WA 98199

Every room—except the bathrooms—in this five-bedroom Magnolia home opens up to a terrace or patio, including a living room with a massive wall-of-brick fireplace that extends down a floor into a family room. A huge courtyard includes plenty of patio space and a fire pit, or a big lawn to the side provides a more traditional yard. It’s asking $2.95 million.

A living area with a blue couch, white and green arm chairs, a table, a fireplace, and floor to ceiling windows. There is a patterned green, blue and yellow area rug Via RSIR

4. 2411 38th Avenue E

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2411 38th Ave E
Seattle, WA 98112

Originally built in 1957, this three-bedroom luxury home by the Washington Park Arboretum was remodeled in the 1980s by modern architect George Suyama. Walls of glass are accented by chunky stone accents and shōji screens, and both a courtyard and a larger lawn space provide plenty of green space. It’s listed for $1.95 million.

A living area with couches, arm chairs, a table, a fireplace, and floor to ceiling windows that overlook trees outside. Via CBB

5. 1101 McGilvra Boulevard E

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1101 McGilvra Blvd E
Seattle, WA 98112

This massive Washington Park estate was initially designed by renowned midcentury architect Roland Terry—he designed Canlis, among others—and has been keeping pace with luxury trends ever since, so some elements look a little more contemporary. But it maintains high ceilings, wide fireplaces, and warm wood paneling. It should be little surprise that it’s listed for a whopping $5.3 million.

6. 330 W Roy Street Unit 301

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330 W Roy St
Seattle, WA 98119

It can be hard to find a condo that has kept its midcentury aesthetic, but this 1957 unit in Queen Anne, listed for $599,000, has it going on, from its tall, brick fireplace to a wide deck spanning a picture-window-lined wall.

A dining area with a large wooden table and chairs. There is a patterned green, blue, and white area rug. The dining area is adjacent to a living room and kitchen. Via CBB

7. 10624 Woodhaven Lane

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10624 Woodhaven Ln
Bellevue, WA 98004

In the midcentury-rich Bellevue neighborhood of Enetai, this home has a lot of the classics: vaulted, exposed beam ceilings; floor-to-ceiling windows; a courtyard; and pockets of windows in ceiling peaks. The backyard has space to lounge, but is densely wooded enough for privacy. It’s listed for $1.29 million.

In the foreground is a red brick patio with a table and chairs. The patio is surrounded by a green house that has many large windows. The house is surrounded by trees. Via CBB

8. 3434 60th Ave SW

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3434 60th Ave SW
Seattle, WA 98116

This 1955, three-bedroom basement rambler by Alki Beach has a tall, brick fireplace with built-ins anchoring the living room, facing postcard views from picture windows. Another fireplace warms up a master bedroom, which has a sliding-glass door to a backyard with a cute, modern detached studio. It’s asking $890,000.

A living area with a couch, armchairs, tables, a fireplace, and a light grey area rug. Via CBB

9. 4904 SW Spokane St

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4904 SW Spokane St
Seattle, WA 98116

The centerpiece of this 1950 home in West Seattle is truly the family room, which has a brick fireplace stretching all the way up to an exposed-beam, vaulted ceiling. Besides that: It has three bedrooms and a huge back porch. It’s listed for $750,000.

10. 4848 E Mercer Way

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4848 E Mercer Way
Mercer Island, WA 98040

You can see right through to the water view from the front door of this hillside home on Mercer Island. Multiple terraces mingle with outdoor hallways to create a unique floorplan, connecting three bedrooms, a den, and a large, open-concept great room with huge water views. It’s asking $1.7 million.

11. 5435 47th Avenue SW

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5435 47th Ave SW
Seattle, WA 98136

Located above Beach Drive with big water views in West Seattle, this three-bedroom home is a fixer—but it’s an extremely fancy fixer. Much of the home appears to be original, though, including floor-to-ceiling windows facing the water above and below, kitchen cabinetry, and a trellis-lined courtyard. The backyard is a wildlife habitat site certified by the National Wildlife Federation.

But because it’s a fancy fixer, the price tag is still steep: $959,950.

12. 5814 189th Ave SE

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5814 189th Ave SE
Issaquah, WA 98027

This luxurious Issaquah home, designed by Thomas Dunstan, has a multi-sided stone fireplace and room divider at its center—with cozy hearths facing the living and kitchen area and a planter facing the door. The home’s giant window bank faces an acre of wooded yard with an in-ground pool. The view of Lake Sammamish and the Cascades is visible from the home and the backyard alike. It’s listed for $1.59 million.

13. 8302 Seward Park Ave S

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8302 Seward Park Ave S
Seattle, WA 98118

This 1960 three-bedroom home in Seward Park isn’t a whole lot to look at right now since it’s stuck mid-remodel, but it’s all there—the gently-sloping roof, the floor-to-ceiling windows—for someone who feels like putting some extra work in. It’s listed or $650,000.

In the foreground is a yard with grass. The yard is front of a house which is half yellow and half red brick. There are trees in the back of the house. Via Agencyone

14. 1006 SW 174th Place

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1006 SW 174th Pl
Normandy Park, WA 98166

This Normandy Park home, listed for $700,000, is a little busy right now, but all the sleek, midcentury elements are there: an airy interior anchored by a stone fireplace, surrounded by walls of windows. Exposed beams continue throughout the home—on both floors!—and even in rooms without floor-to-ceiling windows, smaller windows are tucked in the slope of the ceiling.

15. 1307 12th Street NE

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1307 12th St NE
Auburn, WA 98002

This three-bedroom rambler in Auburn, listed for $349,950, could use a little work, but it’s got a great living area with vaulted ceilings. A large brick fireplace is two-sided, creating a smaller fireplace in the dining area. The ceiling slope also creates a vaulted ceiling in a bonus room—although there’s some ceiling tile and fluorescent light that could use some attention.

In the foreground is a large lawn with grass and a tree. In the distance is a house which is half blue and half tan brick. Via Estately

1. 338 N 155th Street

338 N 155th St, Shoreline, WA 98133

In Shoreline, this 1955 three-bedroom has two sections of mono-pitched roof, creating sloped ceilings above the living room in front and family room in the back. It’s a recent flip, and includes fresh paint, repaired hardwood floors, and new cabinetry—but it kept a lot of the midcentury headlines, including the exposed ceiling beams and the floor-to-ceiling brick fireplace. This one’s asking $849,000.

338 N 155th St
Shoreline, WA 98133

2. 13524 N Park Avenue N

13524 N Park Ave N, Seattle, WA 98133
A living area with couches, arm chairs, a table and a white and grey area rug. The floors are hardwood and the wall is wooden. There are floor to ceiling windows with open white curtains. Via Remax

Right along Bitter Lake, this three-bedroom home is full of well-maintained period details, from a stone fireplace lining a wood accent wall to even the kitchen cabinetry. A second stone fireplace sits in the basement, and there’s a well-manicured courtyard out back. Bonus outdoor space: a 50-foot stretch of lakeside beach co-owned with seven neighbors. It’s listed for $700,000.

13524 N Park Ave N
Seattle, WA 98133

3. 4411 W Armour Street

4411 W Armour St, Seattle, WA 98199
A living area with a blue couch, white and green arm chairs, a table, a fireplace, and floor to ceiling windows. There is a patterned green, blue and yellow area rug Via RSIR

Every room—except the bathrooms—in this five-bedroom Magnolia home opens up to a terrace or patio, including a living room with a massive wall-of-brick fireplace that extends down a floor into a family room. A huge courtyard includes plenty of patio space and a fire pit, or a big lawn to the side provides a more traditional yard. It’s asking $2.95 million.

4411 W Armour St
Seattle, WA 98199

4. 2411 38th Avenue E

2411 38th Ave E, Seattle, WA 98112
A living area with couches, arm chairs, a table, a fireplace, and floor to ceiling windows that overlook trees outside. Via CBB

Originally built in 1957, this three-bedroom luxury home by the Washington Park Arboretum was remodeled in the 1980s by modern architect George Suyama. Walls of glass are accented by chunky stone accents and shōji screens, and both a courtyard and a larger lawn space provide plenty of green space. It’s listed for $1.95 million.

2411 38th Ave E
Seattle, WA 98112

5. 1101 McGilvra Boulevard E

1101 McGilvra Blvd E, Seattle, WA 98112

This massive Washington Park estate was initially designed by renowned midcentury architect Roland Terry—he designed Canlis, among others—and has been keeping pace with luxury trends ever since, so some elements look a little more contemporary. But it maintains high ceilings, wide fireplaces, and warm wood paneling. It should be little surprise that it’s listed for a whopping $5.3 million.

1101 McGilvra Blvd E
Seattle, WA 98112

6. 330 W Roy Street Unit 301

330 W Roy St, Seattle, WA 98119
A dining area with a large wooden table and chairs. There is a patterned green, blue, and white area rug. The dining area is adjacent to a living room and kitchen. Via CBB

It can be hard to find a condo that has kept its midcentury aesthetic, but this 1957 unit in Queen Anne, listed for $599,000, has it going on, from its tall, brick fireplace to a wide deck spanning a picture-window-lined wall.

330 W Roy St
Seattle, WA 98119

7. 10624 Woodhaven Lane

10624 Woodhaven Ln, Bellevue, WA 98004
In the foreground is a red brick patio with a table and chairs. The patio is surrounded by a green house that has many large windows. The house is surrounded by trees. Via CBB

In the midcentury-rich Bellevue neighborhood of Enetai, this home has a lot of the classics: vaulted, exposed beam ceilings; floor-to-ceiling windows; a courtyard; and pockets of windows in ceiling peaks. The backyard has space to lounge, but is densely wooded enough for privacy. It’s listed for $1.29 million.

10624 Woodhaven Ln
Bellevue, WA 98004

8. 3434 60th Ave SW

3434 60th Ave SW, Seattle, WA 98116
A living area with a couch, armchairs, tables, a fireplace, and a light grey area rug. Via CBB

This 1955, three-bedroom basement rambler by Alki Beach has a tall, brick fireplace with built-ins anchoring the living room, facing postcard views from picture windows. Another fireplace warms up a master bedroom, which has a sliding-glass door to a backyard with a cute, modern detached studio. It’s asking $890,000.

3434 60th Ave SW
Seattle, WA 98116

9. 4904 SW Spokane St

4904 SW Spokane St, Seattle, WA 98116

The centerpiece of this 1950 home in West Seattle is truly the family room, which has a brick fireplace stretching all the way up to an exposed-beam, vaulted ceiling. Besides that: It has three bedrooms and a huge back porch. It’s listed for $750,000.

4904 SW Spokane St
Seattle, WA 98116

10. 4848 E Mercer Way

4848 E Mercer Way, Mercer Island, WA 98040

You can see right through to the water view from the front door of this hillside home on Mercer Island. Multiple terraces mingle with outdoor hallways to create a unique floorplan, connecting three bedrooms, a den, and a large, open-concept great room with huge water views. It’s asking $1.7 million.

4848 E Mercer Way
Mercer Island, WA 98040

11. 5435 47th Avenue SW

5435 47th Ave SW, Seattle, WA 98136

Located above Beach Drive with big water views in West Seattle, this three-bedroom home is a fixer—but it’s an extremely fancy fixer. Much of the home appears to be original, though, including floor-to-ceiling windows facing the water above and below, kitchen cabinetry, and a trellis-lined courtyard. The backyard is a wildlife habitat site certified by the National Wildlife Federation.

But because it’s a fancy fixer, the price tag is still steep: $959,950.

5435 47th Ave SW
Seattle, WA 98136

12. 5814 189th Ave SE

5814 189th Ave SE, Issaquah, WA 98027

This luxurious Issaquah home, designed by Thomas Dunstan, has a multi-sided stone fireplace and room divider at its center—with cozy hearths facing the living and kitchen area and a planter facing the door. The home’s giant window bank faces an acre of wooded yard with an in-ground pool. The view of Lake Sammamish and the Cascades is visible from the home and the backyard alike. It’s listed for $1.59 million.

5814 189th Ave SE
Issaquah, WA 98027

13. 8302 Seward Park Ave S

8302 Seward Park Ave S, Seattle, WA 98118
In the foreground is a yard with grass. The yard is front of a house which is half yellow and half red brick. There are trees in the back of the house. Via Agencyone

This 1960 three-bedroom home in Seward Park isn’t a whole lot to look at right now since it’s stuck mid-remodel, but it’s all there—the gently-sloping roof, the floor-to-ceiling windows—for someone who feels like putting some extra work in. It’s listed or $650,000.

8302 Seward Park Ave S
Seattle, WA 98118

14. 1006 SW 174th Place

1006 SW 174th Pl, Normandy Park, WA 98166

This Normandy Park home, listed for $700,000, is a little busy right now, but all the sleek, midcentury elements are there: an airy interior anchored by a stone fireplace, surrounded by walls of windows. Exposed beams continue throughout the home—on both floors!—and even in rooms without floor-to-ceiling windows, smaller windows are tucked in the slope of the ceiling.

1006 SW 174th Pl
Normandy Park, WA 98166

15. 1307 12th Street NE

1307 12th St NE, Auburn, WA 98002
In the foreground is a large lawn with grass and a tree. In the distance is a house which is half blue and half tan brick. Via Estately

This three-bedroom rambler in Auburn, listed for $349,950, could use a little work, but it’s got a great living area with vaulted ceilings. A large brick fireplace is two-sided, creating a smaller fireplace in the dining area. The ceiling slope also creates a vaulted ceiling in a bonus room—although there’s some ceiling tile and fluorescent light that could use some attention.

1307 12th St NE
Auburn, WA 98002