Prepare a sumptuous brunch for good friends and enjoy the incredible Mt Rainier views from your kitchen window. Wander down to Gas Works Park on the 4th of July and marvel at the beautiful fireworks show (or watch them from your master bedroom!). Relax on your front porch swing and visit with the wonderful neighbors as they pass by.
There is a reason that Wallingford is one of the most sought after neighborhoods in Seattle. The area is filled with exciting restaurants, shops and coffee houses and is a magnet for energy, vitality and fun. 4218 2nd Ave NE was introduced to the neighborhood in 1924 and has been an inviting and loving home to all who were fortunate enough to own it. The current owners have adored their time here but have decided that it is time to present the home to its next resident. Endearing. Calm. Cheerful.
This sun-dappled Craftsman home has been beautifully maintained and offers relevant updates for today’s living style. The sellers were thoughtful in maintaining the original style and feel of the home when choosing the materials and finishes that would be used for the updating. The living room is generous in size and features a cozy gas fireplace, and enough room to create two entertainment social areas. The formal dining room is adjacent and offers plenty of space for a large dinner party but will work just as well for a more intimate gathering. The redone kitchen is both functional and delightful. The south facing windows let in an abundance of satisfying light and there is plenty of counter space to please even the most dedicated chef. This room will undoubtedly be the social heart of the home (isn’t it always?) and offers a comfy eating nook and direct access to the rear yard deck. A large bedroom with ample closet space and a vintage style tiled full bath finish the spaces on this floor.
The upper level presents a romantic master suite with captivating views of Lake Union and the downtown skyline. Two closets allow plenty of room for all your clothing, and the small bedroom nook makes a perfect reading space. The master bath addition was a true labor of love and once you step inside, you may never want to leave. The open style shower offers wrap around windows with soothing views of the mountains, lake and downtown. Vaulted ceilings, a vintage vanity and custom tiling make this room feel like you are away at a spa retreat! Enjoy. An extra finished room with French doors lives just next door creating an ideal space for a den/office or nursery. The current owners used it as a bedroom for each of their three girls until the moved to the larger bedrooms downstairs.
The lower level holds even more surprises. Snuggle in and enjoy your favorite Netflix obsession in the inviting family/media room. Two more private bedrooms await as well, and are just waiting for your guests to make themselves comfortable. One bedroom offers built in shelving which would allow for another ideal space to create a home office or game room. A tiled three quarter guest bath is conveniently accessible from this room. There is a good sized utility room in the northeast corner which provides ample storage possibilities too. A unique enclosed area sits just outside the rear door of this level and can be used as an art or hobby space. Access to the attached one car garage can be found here – it is so nice to be able to keep your car dry and happy no matter what Mother Nature decides to do.
The exterior spaces of the home add valuable square footage to the experience of this lovely home. The rear deck (just off the kitchen) is sited above the large fenced rear yard and provides an excellent entertaining space. It is plumbed with a gas line and is all ready for your new barbecue. The spacious yard area gets brilliant light throughout the day so let your little ones of furry pets run wild! The front porch will provide endless social possibilities as you visit with all the amazing neighbors as they pass by.
The location is ultra-convenient as you are close to I-5, Highway 99 and 520 access. The walkability to fun shops and restaurants in the neighborhood is off the charts! This is in the John Stanford school district as well!
Please stop in to see this splendid home and try not to fall in love. I double dare you…
More info? Please visit www.CraftsmanInWallingford.com