One thing you can't say about Gene & Donna Baxter is that they don't like color. Just like their former home on Vashon, this Colonial Revival just off the water in Burien is colorful, eclectic, and beautiful to look at. They're selling for $2 million
Even in the Sixties, there were few houses as consistently stylish as this mid-century tri-level. The 3 bedroom, 1.75 bath was built in 1956, and for the last several years someone has decided to not hide the heritage, and celebrate it instead.
As the informal rule goes, you shouldn't spend more than 28 percent of your gross income on your housing costs (mortgage, property taxes, etc.). That's easier said than done, especially in this housing market.