If this rambler isn’t already sold by the time you read this, run over and take a look. It’s a great little starter house in wonderful condition at a decent price in a convenient area–what more could you ask for?
Though small at just over 1000 square feet, it’s been remodeled and cared for so that the interior feels so nice, you don’t mind the “cozy-ness.”. There are hardwood floors, a fireplace, elegant paint colors, wainscoting throughout, a 2-car garage, and a separate dining area.
Although the listing describes the number of baths as 1.25, it’s really one bathroom, in my opinion, since there’s only one toilet. However, check out this nifty design trick: there’s a pocket door that divides the bathroom in two: the toilet and pedestal sink area on one side, the bathtub area on the other. So, you can leave the pocket door closed and the bathroom will appear to be a powder room (toilet and sink area only) to your guests (unless they decide to open the pocket door, which would be quite rude, don’t you think?). Then, when the guests have left, voila! You can slide open the pocket door and leave the bathroom open, as one full bathroom. And the bathroom connects on its other side to the master bedroom, by the way. Basically, that pocket door is a creative solution that makes the most of a single-bathroom house.
In the master bedroom, there’s also a door out to the backyard, which is flat, fenced and functional. The kitchen is a decent size, too, with room for an eat-in area or expansion.
Located in Ardmore, in East Bellevue, you’ve got Microsoft, shopping and the highways all nearby.
It made me happy to see this listing–yes, Virginia, there is an affordable house in Bellevue.
Location: 2230 167th Ave NE, Bellevue, WA 98008
Last sale price: $262,300. (in 2003)
Square footage: 1010 sq. ft.. Lot size: 8034 sq. ft.
Bedrooms: 2 Baths: “1.25″