A compact Craftsman in Seattle
One of the nice things about buying an existing house is that it is more likely to have established gardens and landscaping. This 1918 bungalow’s yard has had almost a century to grow in, with mature trees and shrubs creating shaded and private outdoor spaces.
The Craftsman bungalow has many of the features associated with that style, including a shallow-pitched roof with exposed rafter tails, a generous front porch, wide overhangs supported by brackets, and simple trim detailing that is handsome without being ornate.
The home sits on the high side of the street, providing a view over the neighborhood trees from the front porch. Another small porch at the back is almost level with a nice paver patio surrounded by a low stone wall and lush foliage. These outdoor rooms supplement the approximately 720 ft2 (66.9 m2) of inside space.
The front door brings you directly into the living room, where a peacock-blue gas fireplace will catch your eye. The kitchen is directly behind the living room, while the two bedrooms are to the left in the front and back corners with the bathroom between them. There isn’t a separate dining room but the kitchen has enough space for a small dining area with a view of the back yard.
The home has wood floors throughout, some of which are likely original. Wide baseboards and door/window casings were pretty standard a hundred years ago, even on modest homes like this, but they would be considered fairly high-end these days. The kitchen is fitted with newer vintage-style cabinets, however they are paired with incongruously modern door pulls.
The small house was recently put on the market with an asking price of $315,000, but there is already a sale pending.
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