If you want to watch whales but don't want to worry about waves washing away your yard, you could consider setting your house back from the water and partway up a steep slope. Someone did that with this Craftsman cabin on Vashon in 1984.
If you'd rather spend more time outside then inside, then check out the quintessential tiny house on a big lot on Vashon (actually Maury) Island, a 675 square foot cabin that's sitting on 4.02 acres with pastures, ponds, and trails. Got $459,000?
They're asking $495,000 for the one bedroom, 0.75 bath, 760 square foot cabin which looks like it has been well-maintained, or at least nicely stained and painted. You'll own a bit of the outdoors, 0.52 acres of land and 50 feet of shoreline.
They're asking $599,000 for the property. While many will focus on the house, the 1.73 acres hold the more distinctive touches. Fruit trees are always nice. A fenced garden is welcoming to gardeners. Also, when dichicken coops became a selling point?
Big Rock Ranch is on the market. If nothing else, it has a name it can live up to. Big Rock is named after a big rock, probably an erratic, a leftover from an Ice Age glacier that's big enough to show up on satellite photos.
Look across the water to Commencement Bay and Point Defiance Park. Then, look up to see Mt. Rainier. For a package like that it helps to be on the southern tip of Vashon Island. This $697,000 house sits there, and is only a short walk to the ferry.
Over the weekend a listing went up for a 19-acre Vashon estate that included a barn with the words "JesusBarn Farm" emblazoned across the front. Naturally, we were curious to find out the story. And man, what a story.
When a tiny cabin has a tiny studio on a big lot with big views, someone has taken the small house on the big lot to the maximum. For $275,000 there's a zero bedroom, 1 bath waterfront cabin with a sunset view on Vashon Island.
On Friday, April 29, the Alaskan Way Viaduct is closing for two weeks while Bertha digs her tunnel underneath it. That's going to displace roughly 90,000 vehicles/day that use the major Seattle artery. Do you know how you'll get around?