Bellevue: Pretty Remodeled Rambler Amidst the Giants

Here, on the edge of Clyde Hill, instead of the common practice of tear-down-and-rebuild-something-huge, this pretty rambler was remodeled instead. This gives buyers an option for living in this area without spending a million or more, if they would prefer a 2000+ square foot rambler.


From the nicely done slate entry to the sophisticated paint colors (warm taupes and browns), the house felt elegant and charming. Despite being built in 1956, the floor plan seems contemporary and creative: there’s a partial wall bordered with two square columns which creates a very visually pleasing room separation between the living room and family room. And the formal living room is a step up from the less-formal entry parlor. Refinished wood floors, lots of windows in the family room and living room, and doors out to the spacious flat back yard and patio were features I really liked.

Off the kitchen (which has it’s own original, corner brick fireplace) and family room is a door to the powder room and a short flight of stairs up to a fairly large bonus room over the garage, with carpeting, angled ceiling, window and a skylight. A clever feature in the powder room is a door on the other side, which conceals the laundry room. So you can close off the laundry room and simply have an attractive powder room for guests to use.


Price: $895,000.
Location: 2515 102nd Ave NE, Bellevue, WA 98004
Last sale price: $639,950 (in 2005)
Square footage: 2,028 sq. ft.. Lot size: 11,342 sq. ft.
Bedrooms: 4 Baths: 2

  • Anonymous

    As a local resident, I really enjoy reading your commentary on these houses.

    I’ve only seen the exterior of this house in person but from the photos I have to agree the current owners have done a great job of remodeling this house. They’ve produced a very thoughtful transformation of this ranch house – taking it several notches beyond the typical cosmetic updates.

    I really hope this house sells to someone who will actually live in it but I fear that at its current price it might just as easily be bought as a tear down.

  • Jessi

    Thanks so much! So nice to hear that you enjoy my posts.
    I just checked this listing and it may have sold—it doesn’t appear to be an active listing anymore. And I so very much agree — I hope the new owner loves this beautiful house. It would break my heart if it were torn down.