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Updated midcentury home has postcard views of Downtown Seattle

By October 5, 2020

Houses, West Seattle

Perched at the top of the North Admiral slope in West Seattle, 2208 Walnut Avenue SW was built for views. Its classic midcentury design, with a full wall of windows underneath a gently-sloping roof, frames a flawless picture of Downtown Seattle.

The home’s been updated—and honestly, you don’t want too much of a time capsule if it’s on top of a cliff—but the thoughtful remodel keeps the bones of a typical midcentury basement rambler. In the great room, exposed beams keep the original vibe, but are accented by some newer lighting. It has more of a late-model open kitchen, but it doesn’t look out of place in this layout.

Some of the newer finishes are an homage to the natural accents of the era. A half-dipped exterior design combines wood planks and stone, and the view deck out back is completely surrounded in cedar. The fireplace is a newer, non-wood-burning model, but is faced in wood grain, too.

Like many similar homes, it was built for a big family, with four bedrooms. Three of them are built for efficiency. The largest, complete with a giant en-suite bath, opens up to a lower-level deck with the same big views as above, thanks to the steep hillside below.

Listed by Kevin Broveleit, West Seattle Realty | Priced at $1.85 million

Sarah was a contributing writer to Urban Living. She can’t sell you a house (but Matt and team can!), but she’ll talk about them for as long as anybody will listen.