Tudor Revival

When I first started my real estate practice and throughout the early 1990’s, I sometimes sold homes still owned by the original owners, owners who had lived in one place for forty or fifty years or sixty years. I always thought the buyers of these homes were lucky to get to become part of such a home’s history, that a special worth was conferred. Generational home improvement stories, valuable for their lode of structural information, usually also include local lore and history; the home itself becomes a notable part of the fabric of Seattle along with its chain of ownership.

It is rare to find such long-held homes for sale anymore, especially in our inventory-deprived market. But this week I listed this Tudor Revival-style home in Montlake owned by the same family since the 1940’s. An heirloom!

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Remarkably, almost every original architectural detail is intact: oak floors throughout, upstairs and down, hand-patterend plaster, coved ceilings, arched doorways, doorknobs, light fixtures, leaded glass windows, and Batchelder tile fireplace.

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The rooms are flooded with light and feel magical.

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Imagine the kitchen however you want; the space is terrific, with butler’s pantry and many built-in cupboards.

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Upstairs find two large bedrooms, more built-ins in both. The master bedroom has a sitting room within it.

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Unfinished basement has lots of possibilities and an attached garage.

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Located on a storybook lane of Tudors, this sweet home has had just three families reside in it since it was built, according to Seattle’s Department of Neighborhoods.  Now’s time for a new owner to become part of its history.

1941 East Blaine Street, Montlake, Seattle. Offered at $775,000. Built in 1926. Two bedrooms, one and one-half baths. 2300 interior feet on a 3281 square foot lot. Basement garage with alley access. Live on one of the most desirable blocks in Montlake!

Join me for an open house tomorrow, Sunday, August 14th, from 1 to 4 p.m.

For more info and photos, click here.

 

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