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

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

Seward Park Mid-Century

A cool mid-century just hit the market in Seward Park at 5112 S Juneau St. It has some nice features like sustainable cork flooring and a custom barn door. According to their agent, Chad Dierickx, the owners have created a revenue stream by using their 3rd bedroom as an Airbnb generating around $1,700 a month… Read More

Light Filled Seward Park Contemporary

This Seward Park house ties the outdoors to the indoors with expansive windows and multiple decks.  Listing for $1,095,000; 3903 46th Ave S has 5 bedrooms, 4 bathrooms and 3,740 sq ft.  The master suite on the upper level should be comfy with a fireplace, large bathroom, walk-in closet, and attached office.  The other upper… Read More

Milton Stricker Designed House in Seward Park

Milton Stricker was heavily influenced by Frank Lloyd Wright, whom he served an apprenticeship with.  This house at 7102 55th Ave S was built in 1964, 2 years after he opened his own office in Seattle.   As this is the NW, he brought more light into the house by lifting the roof over the living… Read More

Seward Park MCM with a Pool

It has been a slow week for cool homes until this mid-century modern in Seward Park at 6445 Hampton Rd S came along. We love the fireplace, wood ceilings, vintage bar and just in time for summer there’s a pool with a slide. $875k for 4 bedrooms, 2.25 bathrooms, 3,990 square feet on a 0.29… Read More

Seward Park “Astro Turf” Modern

Another house we love in Seward Park just hit the market at 5145 S Willow St. Stylish kitchen, rooftop deck with views of the lake and Mount Rainier, and an interesting taller outdoor gas fireplace on the ground floor level deck. Plus the rooftop deck has astroturf, something I’ve always been curious about as a… Read More

Incredible Seward Park MCM Remodel

I’d consider moving to Seward Park for this totally remodeled mid-century modern at 6242 Chatham Drive South. At $1.525m you get a 6 bedroom, 2.75 bath, 4,470 square foot place on a 6,440 square foot lot. Built in 1963 it was bought last February and totally remodeled. Check out the before pictures.

Cutting Edge Of Modern Design In 1963 Seattle

This house by architect Ken Koehler, was truly unique for it’s time. I just spent an hour looking for examples of this style and found nothing before 1963, and most later examples were much larger, non-residential buildings. If anybody has more information about Ken Koehler, please let me know.  Listing for $948,000, 7001 Brighton Ln… Read More

Must See Open Houses: November 1st and 2nd

Wow, it’s November already. There are 261 open houses this weekend, not bad for a rainy weekend in November.  Most are just one day, oddly Sunday seems to be that one day for many.  Isn’t there some big sporting event going on that day, as well as the US Grand Prix race?  We have another… Read More

New Modern in Seward Park

Looks like we haven’t a had new modern in Seward Park for awhile.  5735 Wilson Ave S will more than make up for it.  Within it’s 5 bedrooms (description says 4 plus den), 3.5 bathrooms, and 3,526 square feet, you’ll find a home with plenty of luxury for your $1,025,000.  The kitchen is designed to… Read More

The Dowell Residence – A Seward Park Mid-Century Modern

The Dowell Residence, designed by noted architect Paul Hayden Kirk in 1953, at 5756 Wilson Ave S, just hit the market for $1.5m. Down in Seward Park, it is quite the example of mid-century modern architecture. The residence is a good size at 4,320 square feet, boasting two suites on a 0.38 acre lot. Featured… Read More

Seward Park Mid-Century Modern

I’m surprised we didn’t blog about 6345 Wilson Ave S when it first hit the market nearly three months ago. Because it is right up our alley. Built in 1958 it is 4 bedrooms, 2.75 bathrooms, 2,560 square feet on a 8,100 square foot lot. Recently remodeled too. Listed at $1.15m it was recently price… Read More

Seward Park Modern with Lake Views

I don’t care for the exterior of this brand new modern home in Seward Park (there’s a lot going on and I don’t like seeing the rooftop railing from the street), but the place has views of Lake Washington and is under a million bucks. 5237 S Farrar St is a 4 bedroom, 3.25 bathroom,… Read More

A Fantastic NW Contemporary Remodel in SE Seattle

I had to share what looks to be a really well thought out and executed remodel in SE Seattle steps away from beautiful Lake Washington Blvd and not far from hip Columbia City.  This 1938 home was redesigned in 2012 by Ninebark Design Build, who kept the best of the old structure (CHECK OUT the original house) and… Read More

$8m Seward Contemporary Still For Sale

Ha. I thought this incredible home was a new listing but upon closer inspection it has been on the market for nearly two years. None-the-less, we haven’t blogged about it, so why not? “Lakehaven” an $8.2m contemporary in Seward Park has it all; views, super long covered dock, float plane moorage, glass cabana, basketball/tennis court,… Read More

Mid-Century Project in Seward Park

Who is looking for a mid-century fixer upper project? Here’s one in Seward Park for $300k at 5200 S Frontenac St. 2 beds, 2 baths, 2,300 square feet. It is going to need some love! [google-map-v3 width=”540″ height=”350″ zoom=”15″ maptype=”roadmap” mapalign=”center” directionhint=”false” language=”default” poweredby=”false” maptypecontrol=”true” pancontrol=”true” zoomcontrol=”true” scalecontrol=”true” streetviewcontrol=”true” scrollwheelcontrol=”false” draggable=”true” tiltfourtyfive=”false” addmarkermashupbubble=”false” addmarkermashupbubble=”false” addmarkerlist=”5200… Read More

Seward Park Mid-Century, Big Lot

I’ve had a few people email/text/chat in person about 5002 57th Ave S so I figured I better get it on the blog before it goes pending! The appeal is an updated mid-century modern on a huge lot one house away from Lake Washington. The concerns I’ve heard are, what is the neighborhood like and… Read More

Rainier Valley Mid-Century House

Tucked away in Rainier Valley’s Seward Park is a charming, “lovingly maintained” mid-century house perfect for a family seeking a long-term home. It has 4 bedrooms and 2.75 bathrooms, with detailed and carefully maintained features. After all, only 2 people have owned this house in the 46 years it has been in existence! The house… Read More

Totally Remodeled Seward Park Mid-Century

7751 Seward Park Ave S is back on the market! We blogged about it last April, Untouched Seward Park Mid-Century Modern declaring it the ultimate project. Sure enough an Urbnlivn reader bought it for $328k and has done an incredible remodel and is selling it for $769k. Here’s a few of the upgrades: Hydronic in-floor… Read More