Updated Modern ’50s Capitol Hill Home

Clicking through on one of the commentators names I ended up on his Windermere site where I discovered this gorgeous modern ’50s Capitol Hill home at 1928 10th Ave E. It blends both the old and new rather nicely. Oddly the MLS photo is not very striking:

28024730 2 Updated Modern 50s Capitol Hill Home

However, the photo on Windermere’s site is:

271056629 223Wc S Updated Modern 50s Capitol Hill Home

Here’s one of the interior:


28024730 5 2 Updated Modern 50s Capitol Hill Home

The staircase is very nice.

At $1,199,000 it’s about $150,000 over priced but worth looking at. Fortunately for those you interested there’s an open house this Sunday from 1 to 4 PM (side note: sure would be nice if that open house time was in the MLS.) I’m out of town this weekend but will hopefully check it out next week.

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  • jcricket

    That home has been on and off the market (as has the home right next to it, also modern/updated) for the past several years. It is really cool looking, and totally my speed.

    The problem with any of these higher-end homes on busy streets is that busy streets are only getting busier. After living on one my first 5 years in Seattle, I’d never do that again, and certainly not in a premium-priced property.

    It’s a bit different if you’re buying a condo or living in an apartment. But all the single-family homes on 10th, 23rd/24th, across from 520, etc. aren’t gonna appreciate the way the surrounding neighborhood does.

  • jcricket

    That home has been on and off the market (as has the home right next to it, also modern/updated) for the past several years. It is really cool looking, and totally my speed.

    The problem with any of these higher-end homes on busy streets is that busy streets are only getting busier. After living on one my first 5 years in Seattle, I’d never do that again, and certainly not in a premium-priced property.

    It’s a bit different if you’re buying a condo or living in an apartment. But all the single-family homes on 10th, 23rd/24th, across from 520, etc. aren’t gonna appreciate the way the surrounding neighborhood does.

  • jo

    Ditto. Excellent house, horrible noisy street.

    Also, I don’t think I could ever justify spending over a million and not getting a view.

  • jo

    Ditto. Excellent house, horrible noisy street.

    Also, I don’t think I could ever justify spending over a million and not getting a view.

  • jcricket

    Jo – Unfortunately that prices you out of a lot of the really nice/charming homes in North Capitol Hill or Queen Anne… I like views, but I wouldn’t pay extra for one, especially with how ephemeral it could be (see any of the new downtown condos).

    I would, however (if I had the money) pay for one of those huge old homes around Stevens Elementary, because I like those streets so much and they just don’t make big homes like that in the city anymore.

    Oh, and if money was no object? Sure, buy me something on Lake Washington not near either of the bridges. That view would be worth paying for. But it’d be $5-10m, not $1m.

    I think the future of housing along busy corridors has to be those townhomes or more condos. People seem willing to pay a premium to live close to the city (esp. with rising gas prices), but once you reach that $1m or more price range, I don’t think people want to be on a busy street in a SFH.

  • jcricket

    Jo – Unfortunately that prices you out of a lot of the really nice/charming homes in North Capitol Hill or Queen Anne… I like views, but I wouldn’t pay extra for one, especially with how ephemeral it could be (see any of the new downtown condos).

    I would, however (if I had the money) pay for one of those huge old homes around Stevens Elementary, because I like those streets so much and they just don’t make big homes like that in the city anymore.

    Oh, and if money was no object? Sure, buy me something on Lake Washington not near either of the bridges. That view would be worth paying for. But it’d be $5-10m, not $1m.

    I think the future of housing along busy corridors has to be those townhomes or more condos. People seem willing to pay a premium to live close to the city (esp. with rising gas prices), but once you reach that $1m or more price range, I don’t think people want to be on a busy street in a SFH.

  • jo

    If I had a million, I’d go retire down in Argentina. :)

  • jo

    If I had a million, I’d go retire down in Argentina. :)

  • Andrea Miller

    I am the wife of the designer/builder of this home and the modern one next door. I find this interesting. We own the run down green house on the corner of 10th and Newton and are trying to figure out what to build. Any thoughts from anyone? AM

  • Andrea Miller

    I am the wife of the designer/builder of this home and the modern one next door. I find this interesting. We own the run down green house on the corner of 10th and Newton and are trying to figure out what to build. Any thoughts from anyone? AM

  • newbuyer

    AM — that is a beautiful home. It looks to be of great quality and the style is awesome! Tell your hubby to keep up the good work.

  • newbuyer

    AM — that is a beautiful home. It looks to be of great quality and the style is awesome! Tell your hubby to keep up the good work.

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