Team Troy’s Buyer Agent, Justin Mitchell, just sold this spectacular mid-century home in Renton. Let’s take a look inside!
This spacious 2,780 square foot home was lovingly maintained by the same family since it was built in 1965. As it was built in the mid-20th century, this beautiful house offers a clean simplicity and integration with nature that captures the spirit of this popular Seattle house type.
The home features many original 1965 design features including a striking free standing stone-faced fireplace upon entry. The wide swooping beamed ceilings, asymmetric angles, cedar paneling, and large picture windows epitomize this architectural style.
The buyers were also charmed by the kitchen’s vintage orange countertops and the original lavender fixtures and countertops in the bathroom. While some might find this look dated, others find it trendy and unique.
The spectacular design does not stop at the door – this home features beautiful ornamental gardens as well. The home is tucked perfectly into a sloped green lawn bordered by manicured trees and stone-lined beds. The deck off the living room, master bedroom and walk-out basement patio welcome you into this oasis, and offer endless opportunities for entertaining.
Mid-century home decor, architecture and furniture has come back en vogue in recent years, especially in Seattle. When the city began to expand beyond its core into neighborhoods like Magnolia, View Ridge, West Seattle in the 1940s-60s, the style was just beginning to enter into the contemporary scene. These buyers preferred the horizontal open floor plans that made homes seen more spacious. Additionally, they were perfect for the Seattle climate, where sweeping picture windows offered views out to landscaped gardens and stunning water views.
Even if mid-century decor is not your favorite, these homes make excellent remodels because of their open layouts. Oftentimes, simple cosmetic upgrades can make these homes look like new. If you or anyone you know is in the market for a mid-century home like this Renton beauty, Team Troy can help! Call us today at 206-588-8409 or visit here for your custom property search.