This Lakeridge home, with its classic mid-century walls of glass facing a panoramic water and mountain view, is on the market for the first time since 1966. You could be the second owner ever, for the price of $645,000.
Built in 1966, this home has all the hallmarks of mid-century modernism. In fact, 1073 Forest Ave. S is so well preserved, it’s hard to believe it’s not still 1966 inside it.
There are 2,690 square feet here, with three bedrooms and 1 3/4 bathrooms.
In the living room is a stone hearth with long stone bench for close-up coziness. The angled ceiling features dark wood beams. In this room, the “wall of windows” effect has the most drama, as the orientation of the home creates an almost unobstructed view of the waterfront.
There’s also a deck for taking in that view.
The kitchen, seriously ready to host the best Mad Men party ever, is vintage and immaculate. It’s eat-in nook offers a picture window overlooking the lake.
At the basement level of this home, several additional rooms await, currently staged to maximize the step-back-in-time affect. These could be bedrooms, an office, a rec space — really anything a new owner wants them to be. There’s also storage on this level.
This property includes a 5,338 square foot lot and a two-car garage.
The location, in Lakeridge, where a house like this asks $240 per square foot (well below Seattle’s average of $521 per square foot).
The home has been in the careful hands of one family since it was built. To be the next family to caretake this piece of history, bidding starts at $645,000.
Anna Marie Erwert writes from both the renter and new buyer perspective, having (finally) achieved both statuses. She focuses on national real estate trends, specializing in the San Francisco Bay Area and Pacific Northwest. Follow Anna on Twitter: @AnnaMarieErwert.
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