Sweet New Stuff in West Seattle

Despite this being the slowest real estate market in years there are still new homes for sale popping up every day. Why are they selling now? Who knows, but in the meantime we get some eye candy to enjoy and you get something to read about. Here are a couple that caught my eye.

Beach party pad – This 3 bedroom, 2.75 bath, 2,720 square foot house is right across the street from Alki beach with an awesome northwest view of Puget Sound (Magnolia to Bainbridge). It’s on a 4,071 square foot lot, too, so you have a nice backyard and front deck for hosting your beach parties–it even has a basketball court! The asking price is just over $1.3M ($495/sf!) but it’s hard to say if the selling price will be anywhere near that since it just came on the market.

It has recently been remodeled. The large windows and clean color scheme are modern and pleasing to the eye (if you like pine, lots of pine, and light blue). The location is fantastic, with the only downside being that you wouldn’t be within walking distance of a grocery store, that is, unless you want to walk about a half mile, and up about 300ft in elevation.

Modern living close to the freeway – This is a new build with modern design and lots of space: 4 bedroom, 3.5 bath, 3,250 square feet. The floor plan is very open and the interior looks very nicely done (in the pictures, anyway, I haven’t seen it in person). It’s in a good location for access to the West Seattle bridge or bus stops, too. The only drawback is that it’s really close to the West Seattle bridge, so you will have to endure the traffic noise. This appears to have been factored into the price, though, which is $699,950 ($215/sf). And it’s about halfway up the West Seattle plateau, so if you want to walk to any of the fun up at California & Admiral you will have to walk up about 200ft.