West Seattle: You Can’t Judge a Bungalow By Its Cover

Pulling up, head-on it appears to be another 1920′s, 800 sqft, 2 bedroom, 1 bath bungalow…but wait! This petite frame has an extra-large surprise inside. I love entering a home that’s packed with bright, open spaces, and this is it.
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A nice-sized sitting area is a pre-cursor to the immense dining area and kitchen, which has a modest but present pantry. Heading upstairs, finally, a West Seattle staircase that can be navigated without a Sherpa. One of the best uses-of-space I have ever seen is here, a usually futile space under the roof angle was turned into a sweet child’s play area. A nicely done bathroom services the two main bedrooms upstairs. The topper is the terrific deck off the master bedroom that sports views of the Puget Sound. Down to the basement, which boasts the largest bathroom in the entire house. Rounding out this area is a small but cozy living area, separate utility room, and third bedroom complete with an eerie view of the neighbor’s garage/shed/grow operation/meat locker type structure. The only real downfall of this property is the questionable slope it sits on, a geotech survey would be my first order of business here.
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As far as the price of this gem, $574,950 seems a bit high to me at first, but considering the house last sold two years ago for $328,950 and after the extensive update and remodel it still works out to $245 a square foot, that’s really not too bad at all.

Beds: 3
Baths: 2.5
Size: 2,350 sq. ft
Year Built: 1920
Lot Size: 5,000 sq. ft
Style: 2 Stories w/Bsmnt
Views: Mountain, Sound, Territorial