There was a time when the SeaTac Airport bars would offer you a “double for a dollar more” with your liquor order, and though I had one rather unpleasant flight to California as a result of their generosity, the term has stayed in my lexicon. Today I am stretching it to apply to this big brick house in Mt. Baker. For your extra dollar you get two kitchens, two fireplaces, room for two cars and amazing territorial views in two directions. Maybe you can bargain in an extra two shots o’ your preferred poison with closing costs.
Look for beautiful wood under the green carpet runners and admire the tidy pocket doors. Be concerned about the windows, which looked to me to be original and probably pretty drafty. Consider how you feel about baseboard heat for both form and function because as you’ll see in the listing photos those long heaters are everywhere.
I must tell you that the downstairs kitchen comes with a full set of avocado green kitchen and laundry appliances. It’s just one of the very vintage elements you’ll discover throughout. Other collectible touches include an intercom system (the owner told Sunday’s showing agent that it still works a bit), a floor-to-ceiling stone fireplace and a pink-pinker-than pink bathroom.
This house was custom built in 1966 and I understand it has been owned by the same folks ever since. Other moderately significant local events that year include the ferry Kalakala ramming into the Seattle waterfront for a repair cost of $80,000, someone in the U District claims to have invented the smiley face, and the Beatles came to town.
Like those other phenomena, this house has staying power. ’66 is the year Timothy Leary advised that we “turn on, tune in, drop out“. That doesn’t have a direct translation to real estate terms but suffice it to say, dropping in on this place will turn you on if that is the era for you. It’s a veritable time capsule.
Sq. Ft.*: 3,160
$/Sq. Ft.*: $206
* Information from sources deemed reliable but not guaranteed.
Last Sale Price: N/A