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Montlake MCM Gem

I love this house! Undoubtedly house of the week because it is so rare to find a good mid-century modern so close to downtown. This MCM was designed by well known Seattle architect Victor Steinbrueck for artist Alden Maso in 1950. This home is 1,400 square feet. It has two bedrooms and one bathroom on… Read More

Brand New Magnolia Urban Farmhouse

We’re seeing more and more “urban farmhouses” the past couple months. Here’s one in Magnolia at 4433 29th Ave W that I’ve biked by a bunch of times while cycling around Magnolia. Built by NW Contour Building Co it is 3,800 square feet with 5 bedrooms and 3.5 bathrooms on a 6,424 square foot lot…. Read More

Dowell Residence Gets a Kundig Refresh

Last year we wrote about the Dowell residence, a mid-century modern designed by Paul Hayden Kirk in Seward Park that was for sale in Seward Park. The home ended up selling to winemaker Charles Smith who hired Olson Kundig to give it a refresh. The Seattle Times has all the details, Winemaker Charles Smith moves… Read More

New Modern Townhouse In Fremont

This modern townhouse by Green Canopy Homes overlooks a park, and is less than half of a mile to downtown Fremont. Listed for $767,000, 4032 Linden Ave N has 3 bedrooms, 2.25 bathrooms, 1,837 sq ft, and a rooftop deck with views.  The master suite is on the top floor, with the other two bedrooms… Read More

Queen Anne MCM

Looking for a MCM to update and call your own? Check out 3448 11th Ave W on Queen Anne. Lots of potential! Or move in, sounds like it is in good condition and move-in ready. Listed at $739,950 it is 2,300 square feet with 3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms on a 4,800 square foot lot. It… Read More

Madison Park “Cottage”

We’re digging this funky Madison Park “cottage” at 2340 42nd Ave E. Built in 2001 it is 1,920 square feet and has 4 bedrooms and 3.5 bathrooms. There is even a ladder to a hidden play area! Sitting on a 2,720 square foot lot it is blocks away from the beach. It is listed at… Read More

The Perfect AirBNB Opportunity

Here’s the perfect opportunity to buy and live in an UrbnLivn worthy house while renting out two suites on AirBNB. The home is pretty ideally located in the Central District at 1206 E Barclay Ct. Originally built in 1909 it was remodeled in the early 2000’s by Seattle glass artist James Nowak. After buying a… Read More

Fort Lawton Releases Two More Homes

With their first two homes pending Fort Lawton has released two new homes for sale: 4405 Montana Circle – $999,000 4407 Montana Circle – $949,000 These homes are their sales center and model home. They had initially decided to sell these last, but they’ve changed their mind and are listing them now. Offers due November… Read More

Ultra Modern Queen Anne Presale

Looks like Barcelo Homes is building quite the ultra modern home on Queen Anne, with killer views, at 313 Prospect St. A sophisticated and functional rare custom oasis with soaring ceilings, floor-to-ceiling windows, folding glass walls, temperature controlled wine cellar, steam room, multiple private view decks, full outdoor kitchen, and an authentic Finnish Sauna. Master… Read More

Madrona Contemporary

We’re digging this Madrona home at 1801 33rd Ave that was originally built in 1948 but was transformed into a contemporary home in 2005. The 2,082 square foot 3 bedroom, 2.75 bathroom place has lot of clean lines, builtins and a few exposed beams. No garage though, that was turned into living space. Listed at… Read More

A 1907 Dutch Colonial For Today

We always like a good before & after house.  This time its a complete renovation of this 1907 Dutch Colonial, bringing into the 21st century. Listed for $759,000, 807 24th Ave is 3 bedroom, 1.5 bathroom home, with 1,630 sq ft.  As well as the structural renovation work; rooms have been opened up, central radiant… Read More

Enjoy The Sunset From This Modern By D3

The pictures alone should sell this newly built modern on Sunset Hill (western edge of Ballard) by D3 Design/Build. Listed for $1,850,000, 3449 NW 59th St has 4 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms, and 3,367 sq ft of living space.  The 3rd floor master suite should be impressive. Open Houses:  Friday  Nov. 6th  4-6 pm    Saturday  Nov…. Read More

A Gatewood Shaker Modern Classic

The neighborhood of Gatewood is a little outside our “urbnlivn” area but we’re making an exception because we love the clean lines of this “Shaker modern classic” at 7330 36th Ave SW. Listed at $995k it is 2,985 square feet with 4 bedrooms, 2.25 bathrooms on a huge 9,000 square foot lot. We also love… Read More

Not Your Typical Cookie Cutter Place

2609 NW 58th St gives you townhouse living in Ballard without the share walls. And it takes a few risks so it isn’t your typical cookie cutter new construction house, which is great to see! We like the exposed steel beams, modern fireplace, simple and sleek kitchen, see-through staircase and rooftop deck. Listed at $897k… Read More

ReModerned Home in Alaska Junction

reModerned Homes whose work we’ve featured here before has a new project for sale at 4503 46th Ave SW in Alaska Junction and it looks sweet. High ceilings on the main floor, 9′ ceilings in the basement, hardwood floors on the main floor, concrete floors in the basement, a fireplace unmarred by electrical outlets usually… Read More

Big New Home in Bryant

Here’s a big new home in Bryant at 6241 34th Ave NE. Built by Winfield Homes it is 3,388 square feet with 4 bedrooms and 3 bathrooms on a 4,200 square foot lot. My new found cooking skills would be at home in that kitchen with its high end Bertazzoni range :). It is listed… Read More

North Beacon Hill Modern

Cool modern.  Rooftop deck.  New construction.  11 foot ceilings.  Light rail station nearby.  High-end finishes.  Great price. What else could you want? This modern is the neighbor to 2700 22nd Ave S that we wrote about in September (already sold).  Listed for $935,000, 2704 22nd Ave S is a 3 bedroom, 2.75 bathroom home with… Read More

Renovated Ballard Craftsman For The 21st Century

They kept the look of a 1920’s Craftsman on the outside, while giving it an interior that works for the family of today. Listed for $675,000, 6736 7th Ave NW is a 3 bedroom, 1.75 bathroom home with 1,680 sq ft.  With lofty ceilings and fewer interior walls, it looks like the roof rafters were… Read More

Northwest Contemporary by Gordon Walker

Looking for a northwest contemporary to add your personal touch to? Check out 5001 112th Ave NE. Yes, it is Kirkland, a little outside our usual coverage area. But this custom 1975 redesign by Gordon Walker is a gem (the home was originally built in 1954.) It has lots to love: reclaimed wood came from… Read More

Classic 1960 MCM In Seward Park

Huge beams supporting the vaulted ceilings, quality stone work, stunning fireplaces, and an abundance of large glass windows.  This house in Seward Park has them all. 6227 52nd Ave S was lovingly built by local civil contractor, Frank Coluccio, as his personal residence.  With 4 bedrooms, 3.75 bathrooms, and 4,991 sq ft, this view home… Read More