Cinematic Property Video for 7003 26th Avenue NW
Indulge in a Danish Kringle and an espresso from neighborhood gem, Larsen’s Bakery . . . dangerously close walking distance from home! Host a delightful outdoor garden party in your expansive back yard, or a Thanksgiving dinner for a crowd inside, given the welcoming circular floorplan – this house is simply made for entertaining! Stroll to Ballard Locks and on your way home, if it’s Sunday, stop at the year-round Farmers’ Market for fresh produce, flowers or honey.
This stately, yet welcoming 1911 Craftsman sits on a sprawling corner lot, above a tree-lined street in an ideal Ballard location. Experience the magic of old-world meeting new with the combination of original charm galore and purposeful updates, colliding here with exquisite results.
Distinctive. Gracious. Captivating.
EXPLORE THE GROUNDS
Before even entering this handsome Craftsman, one appreciates the commanding corner positioning, complete with bountiful, professional landscaping. Situated above the street, with a custom rockery wall surrounding, two square windows on the second floor, placed on point, as diamonds, stand out immediately. Lush, mature plantings greet you at every turn in front and throughout the back, fully-fenced yard. The 5800+ square foot lot offers lawn, hardscape and porch – every option for lounging, gardening or entertaining. Walk up from the street to the cheerful front porch and . . .
EXPERIENCE THE MAGIC INSIDE
The details of this home’s 1911 vintage impress you right when you step inside. A spacious, high-ceilinged foyer greets you. A grand staircase leads upstairs to your right, complete with antique lighting on both the first and second floor overhead.
The living room to your left is a welcoming space with many foliage-filled, east-facing windows and original hardwood floors with inlaid detail (which continue through the dining and family areas as well.) Flowing with ease into the grand dining space, admire the southern exposure in this room and the feeling of one continous, open space on the first floor – perfection for everyday living and entertaining alike! Similar to the living room, this space benefits from lovely coved ceiling detail and leads graciously into the family room.
This area is perfection – a cozy space with brick-surrounded gas fireplace, southern facing windows AND a graceful transition to the kitchen thanks to careful and considerate remodeling. Imagine family game night, casual dinner or enjoy an ideal play area right in sight from the kitchen!
Now onto the fabulous kitchen where you see additional effects of a thoughtfully planned remodel: copious amounts of custom cabinetry, spacious island, granite countertops, and gleaming stainless appliances (the stove which includes a handsome and handy pot filler!) Don’t miss the inset cabinet detail paying homage to the original era here or the efficient pull-out pantry. This kitchen is a chef’s dream, whether cooking for two or hosting a larger dinner party. French doors lead to a lovely covered back porch, plenty big for a dining table and chairs, so as to enjoy al fresco dining – rain or shine! Finishing off the first floor is a vintage-inspired powder room, placed well for privacy.
A fantastic configuration awaits you on the second floor (three spacious bedrooms and a luxurious 5-piece bath!) The master bedroom is graced with a lovely vintage chandelier and boasts His & Her walk-in closets. The two other bedrooms on this floor, each benefiting from different exposures, also have enormous, walk-in closets – all a rare find in a home of this era. Completing this second floor is a beautifully remodeled bath (winner, actually, of a Better Homes and Gardens bathroom remodel competition!) A wide double vanity, spa-like walk-in shower, jetted soaking tub and more beautiful inset cabinetry are complimented by vintage-inspired fixtures throughout. Even heated floors have been included. This bathroom is truly a luxury.
Last but not least, we make our way to the full-footprint lower level of the house, offering a full ceiling height, daylight series of spaces: a fourth bedroom (non-conforming), a fantastic work-from-home office, a bonus room and a ¾ bath plus laundry area. All these spaces allow for creativity – opportunity abounds here!
7003 26th Avenue NW is perfection in Ballard placement: walking distance or a minute’s drive to downtown Ballard – home to retail, dining and shopping. All options are so close for groceries: Ballard Market, QFC and Safeway. Plus, the year-round Ballard Farmers’ Market on Sundays – take your pick of fresh produce, pasta, artisinal cheeses or local honey, just to name a few items. All this, plus green spaces abound nearby – Sunset Hill Park (aptly named), Salmon Bay Park, Golden Gardens, the Ballard Locks – and proximity to multiple schools.
AND ALL TOGETHER . . .
Original charm and modern convenience converge at an elegant corner in this coveted Ballard neighborhood. Vintage details abound in this Craftsman charmer alongside modern amenities. All this, plus perfect proximity to restaurants, shopping – even the beach! Come and experience all this gracious home has to offer today!
More info? Please visit www.CraftsmanInBallard.com