Pending! The Peaceful Porch – Dreamy West Seattle Craftsman

From the Front Porch to the Chicken Coop

This Sweet West Seattle Craftsman Inspires Life at a Different Pace

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4031 39th Ave SW Seattle, WA 98122

MLS# 1479733   Listed at $600,000

  Birds chirp and the breeze brushes your check.  The lemonade is cold and the view never gets old.  The Peaceful Porch has an undeniable grace and appeal about her.
  Blocks from all the best West Seattle has to offer, this home feels like a retreat from the bustle of the city and a gateway to an easier way of life.
  From the big windows to the original hardwood floors, the charm of this house winks at you from every angle.   If you can pull yourself away from your seat on the front porch, you can easily get lost in the tranquility of the urban garden.  Raised beds overflow with dozens of varieties of your favorite foods.  Fresh lettuce and herbs and strawberries and tomatoes, it’s easy to create a delicious meal with the bounty from your own garden.   
  The comedic clucks draw you to the chicken coop.  These sweet birds deliver both fresh eggs and laughable antics, bringing a distinct joy and life to this already vibrant garden and outdoor space.
   When the weather turns cool or damp, the large living room invites you back inside as you warm up by the double sided fireplace.   Weekend projects are a breeze in the large, unfinished basement complete with ample power, lighting and work spaces.
  For a peaceful life in a home that’s close to it all but just far enough away, this sweet house is the perfect place to build a lifetime of happy memories.

Home Features:

– Stainless Steel Appliances
– Corian counter-tops
– Gas Fireplace
– Detached garage with power – perfect for electric vehicle
– New electrical and plumbing – both fully permitted!
– 95% high efficiency boiler
– 200 AMP electrical panel
– Deluxe chicken coop 
– Urban edible garden with raised garden beds and drip irrigation system
– Original windows open top-down OR bottom-up
– Heated towel rack in bathroom
– Brazilian walnut front stairs and porch
– Radiant heated floors

 

Why I LOVED Living Here:

– The front porch is perfect, rain or shine. Watching the sun rise over the mountains every morning while sitting on the porch drinking coffee is like nutrition for the soul. (Only advanced practitioners of awe should apply. )

– The large amount of space in the basement and attic have allowed us many kinds of craft/woodworking/hobby spaces

–  The neighborhood is so quiet. Sometimes I forget I’m in the city. Especially when working in the garden or enjoying an evening on the porch.

–  Warm floors from the radiant floor heat is such a luxury in winter. The towel warmer in the bathroom keeps towels soft and dry and so nice after a shower.

– The Urban Edible garden.

– The garden beds grow Everything we plant in them state-fair huge.  The beds are three feet high so you don’t have to bend over to garden tend to the veggies. The gardens smells of jasmine and honeysuckle flowers in the summer. The chickens are really funny. 

About the Neighborhood:

The Fine Print:

– 3 bedrooms, 1 bathroom
– 1,090 square feet (finished)
– 1,920 square feet total
– 5,750 square foot lot
– 2019 annual taxes $5,212
– Detached garage
 

Coy Central District Tardis

More Than Meets the Eye…  This Tardis is Seductive

166 25th Ave  Seattle, WA 98122
$775,000
MLS #1478236

  Understated from the exterior, only those lucky enough to have been invited inside know what this home really has to offer.   Grand spaces, luxury finishes and an abundance of natural light.   This is the type of home you dream of both going home with AND waking up next to.

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  From the front door, you step into the sun-room, then are lured into the large main room.  Let the 16 foot ceilings and tons of large windows WOW you in this open-concept space.  

  Modern and sexy, this recently remodeled kitchen has everything you need to host the perfect party.  Professional grade appliances, granite counter tops, the quietest dishwasher on the planet and lots of counter space.

 An expansive master suite is lofted above it all with luxury tub overlooking the lush garden and koi pond.

 

 

The master features it’s own deck, large sitting room and a walk in closet that Carrie Bradshaw would have died for.  Seductive upgrades include heated floors in the master bath, skylights, air conditioning, and custom fireplace.

 

 

 

 

 

As lovely outside as it is inside, the Tardis offers three layers of outdoor living.  The front porch offers a quiet covered corner, perfect for morning coffee or spending time with neighbors.  The back yard has fresh sod, custom pergola and blooms at every turn. Bask in summer days and nights in one of the many layers of outdoor living spaces.

 

 

 

 

 

                    Home Features:

– New flooring throughout
– Vaulted Ceilings
– Wood burning fireplace
– Master suite with walk-in closet and private patio
– Heated tile floors in master bath with soaking tub
– GE washer and dryer
– Worlds BEST Dishwasher
– Custom Koi Pond
– 16 foot ceilings
 
 
 
Why I LOVE Living Here
– Reader/Writer’s delight: Cozy fire by winter and lush garden with fruit bushes in the summer.
– Elegant master suite great for retiring after work with a bathtub big enough for tall people
– Lots of storage space- every bedroom has a walk-in closet and crawlspace access
– That dishwasher- best dishwasher I’ve ever owned.  Super quiet and gets caked-on food off no problem.
– Air Conditioning.  Seriously.  I’m never living without it again.
– Literally central- between downtown and the water in less than an hour walk
– Easy street parking for guests

– Pet friendly floors & yard

 

About the Central District:

 

The Fine Print:

– 3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms
– 1,488 square feet
– 3,000 square foot lot
– 2019 annual taxes $5,195
– 2 off-street parking spots

Mariners V Seattle Living Spaces – Our 5th Annual Night at the Ballpark

If points were earned by having fun, we certainly were the winning team for that night!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

It’s my favorite night of the year.  75 members of the Seattle Living Spaces family filled section 143.  The weather was perfect, our seats were amazing and the Mariners played terribly.  All-in-all, it was the perfect night.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Thanks to the lovebirds, the families, the misfits and my proud singles for coming out.  I love each of you and embrace you as you are!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

It’s really fun to see these kids grow up and have kids of their own!  It’s hard to believe I’ve known some of these folks for over a decade….

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 From Deep South Seattle all the way up to Lynnwood, we had a nice variety of #HappyHomeowners in the crowd.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

It may be all the pink at the newly re-branded T-mobile park, but it looked like love was in the air!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

New friends were made, and lifetime friendships celebrated.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

And Let’s be honest, the Red Vines are the real reason everyone comes 😉

 

 

Happy Homeowners – The Boys Revive Grandmas House

No seriously.  We are talking about GRANDMAS house.  The sign at the front walkway said it all:

But before we talk about the house, let’s talk about the boys.  Leon and Erin are longtime friends of mine, and it was so exciting to get to be the one to help them find their next home.  Leon is one of those people that just has the best design sense.  The kind of person that could have his own HGTV show, and that I would trust to design my bathroom remodel.  Since we all knew that Leon was going to do a full remodel on just about any house he bought, we decided to hunt for houses that really needed to be improved.

  So hunt we did.   And it didn’t take long to find the right house.  Luckily, the market isn’t as white-hot as it was last year, and the particular house Erin and Leon fell in love with was the kind of house that most folks would overlook.   The house had the same owner for over 40 years, and it was really obvious that zero improvements had been made over the last 40 years.  This house still had what I would lovingly refer to as “Brady Bunch charm”.   It also had a lifetime of Grandmas stuff packed in the garage in the outbuilding.  This little old lady certainly wasn’t a dull woman!

Offer submitted and accepted!  We even managed to negotiate some concessions to pay for a new roof.  The rest of the process didn’t go as smoothly.  We had court dates, elderly seller, warring children and a pesky title issue.  It was a nail biter of a few weeks, but it all worked out in the end.

Leon and Erin now have the keys to this fantastic MCM gem of a house.  They have already started demo and have the entire remodel mapped out.  I’ve never seen new homeowners move so quickly and with such detailed plans.   Good luck on the remodel boys.  If you get rid of these light fixtures, I call first dibs:

 

Happy Homeowners – Tracye and Scott Find The Perfect Place. On The SECOND Try.

  First of all, we have to start of by talking about how kind, how curious and sweet this family is:

This are the people you want as your neighbors.  They are good people, doing good things, and raising the cutest little lady!  And boy did they have quite the adventure finding a home.

  Scott and Tracye sold their long-time, but too-small for the growing family condo last year (at the peak of the market, congrats!), and decided to rent for a bit before buying their next place.   When they were ready to start the hunt, we went all-in, looking at lots of condos in lots of areas with some good, with some bad and with a few so scary we drove by and opted not to even go into.

  And then we found a good condo.  It was nicely remodeled, and although it didn’t check all the boxes, it DID have 3 bedrooms (rare in a condo), and really nice updates. We put in an offer on that condo, and after a little negotiations, had the offer offer accepted.  We dove right into an inspection, and that is where things got interesting.  A routine part of an inspection is to fill the bathtub to above the water-overflow hole to ensure it drains correctly.  We filled up the tub and went about the rest of the inspection….  10 minutes later, there is a very angry downstairs neighbor knocking on the front door.   Turns out the overflow drain had NOT been connected correctly and the downstairs neighbor had gallons of water coming down through their bathroom ceiling.  They were so upset with the situation, and they came and talked to us FOUR times about, and when I say talk, I mean yelled.   On one of those less than cordial visits they made, I opened the door and they threw a soaking wet roll of toilet paper at my face and demanded I bring them new toilet paper.  At the time, it was a terrible experience.  Now it is a FANTASTIC story that I will tell until the end of time.  I feel confident I’m the only person you know that has had a wet roll of TP thrown at them by a total stranger!  

   Needless to say, Tracye and Scott didn’t want to have Mr. and Mrs. Mean and Grumpy as their downstairs neighbor, so we canceled that purchase of the “Angry TP” condo and got back to the hunt!   We saw lots more condos, but then found THE ONE! 

  The One isn’t as updated as the Angry TP condo, but it has tons of the things that the buyers wanted.  It has a nice, open kitchen with lots of cabinets, it has 2 stories and large bedrooms, and a bathroom for each family member!  The complex is recently renovated and even has it’s own pond.  It is a dreamy community and a spacious condo and will be the perfect place for them to build new memories together.

Enjoy that spacious new home!  I can’t wait to see it once you have painted and gotten all moved in.   Oh, and anytime you need a dog sitter for THIS guy, I hope to be your first call.