Seventeenth Avenue between Union and Spring is a street lined with historic apartment buildings from the roaring twenties, a very charming row of Seattle history. If you like vintage real estate that retains its original character, check out my just-listed studio at Mayfair Manor, one of these antique buildings on 17th, converted to condominiums many years ago.
Renting for $55 to $65 per month, an advertisement in the Seattle Times in 1928 described the Mayfair Manor’s “2-room suites” as unbelievably beautiful and supermodern.
And, while supermodern doesn’t describe it well anymore, the unbelievably beautiful part still applies, I think.
Original features have been perfectly preserved throughout, including light fixtures and leaded glass windows, even the ironing board remains in the wall cupboard in the kitchen.
A sleeping loft is tucked in near the bath.
And the full bath is glorious in lavender.
With a Walk Score of 91, living at Mayfair Manor puts you smack dab in the heart of Seattle, still a modern notion.
1101 17th Avenue, Seattle #208. Asking price $290,000. Built in 1928. Studio apartment with full bath. 454 interior feet. Hardwood floors, coved ceilings, garden views. Monthly dues $358.
Open today, Sunday, from 1-4 p.m.
During the holidays, happily, we can be reminded that good things come in small packages. So, Lo! and behold the sweetest little bungalow listed just today and right in time.
Inviting formal rooms live large.
And period details abound: fir floors, three panel doors, high ceilings.
The vintage bath features claw foot tub and tiled floor.
And the built-in sleeping nook provides the perfect guest space in the lower level.
932 22nd Avenue, Central District, Seattle. Offered at $395,000. Built in 1924. One bedroom, one full bath. Formal dining room. Updated kitchen has gas cooking. Covered front and back porches. Charm galore! 1050 interior square feet. 2370 square foot lot. Parking off-street for at least one car. This is a hot location with lots happening close by.
Open tomorrow, Thursday, December 3rd from 11:00 to 1:00 p.m.
and open Sunday, December 6th 1-4 p.m.
For more info and photos click here.
If I were to build a house for myself, it would be thoroughly modern. Angular. Like this one, maybe. I especially like the deep eaves and rectangular shapes that comprise it.
Located in the very center of Seattle, this brand new home commands a stunning northeasterly view from its corner lot.
Open floor plan on the main level features sweeping vistas from large windows all around.
Interesting hickory hardwoods throughout. I believe these might be the first hickory floors I’ve seen in our marketplace. They’re sort of gnarled looking and exude a cool, indie sensibility.
The master has its own corner window-on-the-world and a thoroughly inviting spa-like bath; the shower is substantial, tiled in white.
While touring it yesterday with other brokers from my office, there was much talk about the perfection of the minimalist staging. A decorator that works with the architect did it, Playhouse Design Group. Very smart.
1436 26th Avenue, Seattle. 2300 square foot interior on a 3366 square foot lot. Three bedrooms, three and one-half baths. Asking price, $699,950.
Open this Saturday and Sunday, January 15th and 16th, 1-4 p.m.
For more info, a map, and additional photos, click here.