A couple of luxurious houses, one with amazing views, the other with “Stunning Mediterranean luxury” (and a good view) recently came on the market in West Seattle. If you don’t mind paying a price per square foot that is two or two and a half times the average for the area, then check them out:
This is the one with the killer views. It’s 3,160 square feet, with 4 bedrooms and three baths. It’s on the side of the (steep) hill facing east toward downtown Seattle, so if it’s views you’re after, you’ll get them here. Oh, the price is $1.875M.The location is good, particularly if you like to walk up and down steep hills for exercise. It’s just north and downhill about 150 feet (vertically) from groceries, food, a theatre, and its just uphill from Seacrest pier, which is where the Elliot Bay Water Taxi takes off and leaves. Once you’re down at sea level, you’re also close to Alki Beach, up and over Duwamish Head. All in all, not a bad place to be.
This is also a good one if you are a fan of the Craftsman style. You can obviously tell this from the outside, but the inside has kept the look and feel of the era with wood floors, trim, and patio fences (check out the beadboard ceiling on the patio).
This next one is over the top. It’s 2,380 square feet with 3 bedrooms and 2 baths for $2.1M. The view is good (not as good as the other house, but I wouldn’t complain), and even if you don’t like the view you can take comfort in your big yard (a 6,400 square foot lot) and beautiful interior.
The location, overall, is good: you’re in West Seattle and you’re a few minutes from just about everything, including downtown. It’s not walking distance from most things, but a short drive or bus trip will get you just about anywhere.