Head to nearby Alki for a jog, bike ride, or picnic lunch on the beach. Host fantastic parties for intimate or large groups in your sweeping, fully fenced back yard – (invite your furry friends as well!) – the expansive back porch, complete with stately firepace, will engage every guest. Or throw your flip flops on, walk to the landmark Admiral Theater and see the newest blockbuster movie.
This charming 1930 Tudor home, set in the beautiful North Admiral neighborhood of West Seattle, offers the ultimate combination of special features and most enviable location.
Gleaming windows, original hardwood floors, coved ceilings and french doors to the outside are just some of the distinctive attributes that make this home so welcoming. And the back porch is the most unbelievable feature of all: beadboard ceiling with inset lighting, gorgeous gas fireplace, even curtains for privacy if you so desire!
1616 42nd Avenue SW is perfection in West Seattle placement. Blocks to the North Admiral retail area, one can enjoy the best in dining and shopping. Think Mioposto pizzeria for casual, family dinner; Mission Cantina for tacos and tequila; Cafe Fiore for organic coffee and espresso. Both Safeway and the gourmet Metropolitan Market are so close for groceries. And walk to the neighborhood’s historic movie theater, the Admiral, to view the newest movie on your list! Only a bit further down California Avenue SW is another bunch of restaurant and shopping options. Plus, the year-round West Seattle Farmer’s Market on Sundays – take your pick of fresh produce, pasta, artisinal cheeses or local honey, just to name a few items.
All this, and the gem of Seattle’s beachfront is also only blocks away the other direction! Walk, bike or take a quick drive to Alki to enoy the best of Seattle’s outdoor living. Miles of beach offer sand, water, biking, jogging, dining and viewing . . . . artist’s wares, volleyball tournaments, picnicking . . . all yours.
You are first greeted by this storybook Tudor with elegant street appeal: cherry trees line the lawn against the sidewalk; manicured green to the front steps. The gleaming windows with inset detail along the west-facing front and a cheerful, “sunshine” front door all welcome you to the charm that lies within. Enter into a gracious living room with painted stone, gas fireplace and coved ceilings. The formal dining room is host to same beautiful ceilings and inset bookshelves, and mini alcove! The main floor’s circular floor plan allows for easy flow – through the kitchen into a lovely den and out, via french doors, to the “piece de la resistance”: the spectacular back porch!
“Porch” is hardly the right word for this masterpiece: running the length of the home, this is the ultimate in outdoor Seattle spaces. Rain or shine, lounge on your own, or host multitudes of people on this covered, southern-style porch. Beadboard ceilings, inset lighting and a fantastic gas fireplace all grace this amazing space. Even curtains, should you want some extra privacy! This is truly the best for year-round, outdoor living.
Beyond the porch is an expansize back yard, fully fenced – perfect for kids and pets alike! The gleaming black fence marries with the 1930’s aesthetic perfectly and the detached, 1-car garage is perched just to the SE of the lot with access from the back alley. This enviable 6000+ square foot lot is your own, private green space – an in-city oasis, if you will.
A bedroom and full bath also adorn the first floor as part of this gracious floor plan. Admire the original tile and deep, cast iron tub in the bathroom. French doors in the bedroom mimic those in the den, creating enticing symmetry off the porch.
Walk upstairs and enjoy second-story privacy with a serene landing (home office? library? nursery space? you choose!) and a spacious, tranquil bedroom, benefiting from northern exposure and green views in every direction.
Lastly, the home’s lower level is full of options and opportunities: full height, daylight and partially finished, this could be host to almost anything with its separate outside access: guest quarters, family room, bedroom, AirBnB? You decide . . . . the half bath on this level could easily be enlarged to include a shower if so desired. Laundry and plenty of storage space round out the lower level for convenience.
Imagine your own retreat within the vibrancy of bustling, urban West Seattle with this charming, vintage Tudor. Cozy up inside by the fire, lounge in your huge back yard, entertain any size group to your heart’s delight! Walk to every convenience imaginable: restaurants, shopping – even the beach! Zip by car, bus or water taxi to downtown Seattle and take in a show or a sports event. It really is all right here. Old world charm meets the best local amenities, all in this coveted Seattle neighborhood!
More info? www.WestSeattleTudor.com