Must See Open Houses: August 2 and August 3
The sound of fighter jets overhead tells me it must be Seafair Weekend. If you’re not planning to spend the next couple of days on Lake Washington, might I suggest visiting some of the 261 Open Houses scheduled this weekend? Here are three new construction options in West Seattle to get you started.
Open Houses: Saturday, August 2nd, 10 AM – 12 PM and Sunday, August 3rd, 12 -3 PM
New construction is really cropping up in West Seattle, and this is one of my favorites. The upside-down layout of this 4 bd, 3.25 ba, listed for $899,000 puts the main living space on the second floor to take better advantage of light and views. There’s a modern rustic sophistication in the finishes throughout. Colors are neutral and lines are clean, but the wood, tile, and paint choices are warm and inviting. Without a doubt, the best feature is the top floor rec room and 2nd rooftop deck. Yes, second. There’s a deck on the main floor as well. Both have partial overhangs to provide some coverage from the sun…or rain. Perfect for entertaining year-round.
Neighborhood: Lincoln Park
Open Houses: Saturday, August 2nd, 2:30-4:30 PM and Sunday, August 3rd, 2:30-4:30 PM
Live within walking distance to Lincoln Park in this brand new 3 bd, 3 ba house listed for $869,000. It’s got a cool contemporary vibe. Alas, I’m not crazy about the tiled fireplace. Solid surface would definitely look much cleaner. Also, the open living area somehow seems tight, even though this house is a good size at 2,821 sq ft. Much like the last house, this one also has a top-floor rec room and two decks. Although, one of the decks is off the master, and you have to trek up two flights of stairs to get from the living space to the top floor/deck. So, it’s not nearly as entertainment-friendly.
Neighborhood: West Seattle
Open House: Sunday, August 3rd, 1-4 PM
The third option is a 3 bd, 2.25 ba listed for $849,950. While I’m not crazy about the variegated backsplash, at least all of the wood grains head in the same direction. It’s definitely one of my pet peeves when they don’t. For that, I’ll also give the not-quite-coordinating wood tones a pass. Maybe it’s just the lighting/photo. I will say, however, that the living room seems spacious, and I like that the staircase provides some definition to the dining area rather than it all being one giant rectangle. There’s no rec room in this one, but it does have a pretty amazing rooftop deck. It’s a little weird that the staircase to reach it is outside, though. I also have to note that the garage only fits one car, which seems way too small for a home of this size. For the price, I just don’t think this one has quite the same level of style as the others, but I still think it’s worth a look.