Cinematic Property Video of 1605 42nd Avenue SW

TeamUp Real Estate is absolutely thrilled to present its latest listing – a sensationally updated classic Tudor in the sought after North Admiral neighborhood in Seattle.


Head to nearby Alki on a misty fall morning and experience the sea lions barking, seagulls soaring and the smell of salt water. Enjoy hosting friends in your peaceful back yard, enjoying the lush greenery and a delicious dinner prepared in your chef’s kitchen. Take in beautiful sunrises every morning from the expansive master suite, watching the glow over downtown Seattle silhouetted by the Cascade mountains.

Experience the magic of old-world meeting new in this magnificent 1926 Tudor, set in the beautiful North Admiral neighborhood of West Seattle. “It’s all in the details”, as they say, and this home truly owns and appreciates all of them: pristine leaded windows, coved ceilings, vintage light fixtures, even an original pull-down phone seat! Combine these coveted elements with the ultimate in modern updates: heated floors, en-suite master bedroom, and updated systems throughout. Talk about turn-key!
Treasured. Impeccable. Winsome.


Before even entering this stately but welcoming brick Tudor, one appreciates the elegant corner positioning, complete with bountiful, professional landscaping. Situated above the street, the decorative leaded windows stand out immediately. Lush lawn combines with beautiful flower beds (which include a drip system), plus a fully-fenced back yard with Pennsylvania bluestone patio as well.


The details of this home’s 1926 vintage impress you immediately, right when you arrive. A light-filled, coved-ceilinged living room greets you – this is not a dark Tudor! With gleaming windows facing north and east, the light pours in and showcases all the beautiful features of this room: original tile at the fireplace, decorative alcove above, and gleaming (refinished) hardwood floors. The beautiful fireplace now also boasts a Mendota gas fireplace insert with many settings.

Flow into the very special dining room to appreciate the original built-ins, both beautiful and functional. This room, too, benefits from the beauty of original windows, refracting light and creating rainbows on the walls at times! Admire the exquisite light fixture adorning this gracious space.

Now onto the generous kitchen and eating area where you see all the effects of a thoughtfully planned remodel: copious amounts of quality cabinetry, granite countertops, gleaming stainless appliances including double ovens! An open eating space allows for an additional, less formal dining area. Heated tile floors grace the kitchen and access to both the side and back yards is available. This kitchen is a chef’s dream, whether cooking for two or hosting a gracious Thanksgiving dinner.

A generously sized bedroom and beautifully updated half bath also grace this floor – don’t forget to admire the phone alcove with personal, pull-down phone seat on your way!

A fantastic configuration awaits you on the second floor (two bedrooms, two bathrooms!) A very spacious room on its own, the master bedroom is also graced with an expansive five-piece, en suite bath with heated floors and walk-in closet. The walk-in closet even has washer and dryer hookup available! The upper level continues to impress with another light-filled bedroom, this one with southern exposure, plus a thoroughly remodeled full bath – again, with modern conveniences but paying homage to the 1926 aesthetic.

Last but not least, we make our way to the lovely lower level of the house, offering a full ceiling height, daylight series of spaces: fantastic family room, a fourth bedroom, a ¾ bath plus laundry room. All these plus the attached one-car garage create a full-footprint lower level. (Plus, there is a super fun surprise here: don’t miss the Harry Potter-style secret space under the stairs – “littles” will delight in this adorable hidden area – imagine the tea parties, forts and faraway land getaways this imaginative space allows for!)



The true beauty of this special home lies in the perfect mixing of old and new: honoring the integrity of original architecture, details and charm but updating with care and precision in taking those steps. Following is a list of many of the improvements made in the major remodel (2010 – 2012):

  • All new plumbing, all new electrical (no more knob and tube)
  • Master en-suite with 240 sq foot, 5 piece master bath and walk-in closet
  • Washer/Dryer hookup ready to use in master walk-in closet
  • Fully remodeled kitchen with stainless appliances and double ovens.
  • New roof during remodel
  • Extensive insulation work
  • Refinished hardwood floors
  • Heated floors in kitchen and both upstairs bathrooms
  • Remote-controlled Mendota gas fireplace insert with battery back-up
  • Hot water recirculation pump
  • French drain system installed
  • Professionally, fully landscaped
  • Custom Pennsylvania bluestone patio installed
  • Drip system install in all flower beds
  • Low voltage landscape lighting
  • New front walk


1605 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 enjoy 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.

Original charm and modern convenience converge at this elegant corner in the coveted North Admiral neighborhood. Truly, every detail in this vintage Tudor has been appreciated and attended to. All this, plus perfect proximity to restaurants, shopping – even the beach! Zip by car, bus or water taxi to downtown Seattle and take in a show or sports event. Experience your own private oasis while enjoying the benefits of bustling, urban West Seattle today.


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