2036 Boyer Ave E, Seattle

Maintaining much of its original character and detail, this Revival Tudor home was brought up to speed by its current owner. With marble surfaces in the new kitchen and bathrooms that sit on top of new inset cabinets by Seattle Custom Cabinets, and the fanciest of stainless appliances, this home is ready to greet its upcoming 100th birthday in style.

Its authentic 1920’s charm is present in the original carved staircase and leaded windows. These classic details coexists with new modern bling, like the Johnathan Adler light fixtures, RH bath fixtures, Top Knob door knobs, and a California Faucets kitchen faucet.

This Revival Tudor is a part of the original plat for the H. S. Turner Park Addition of 1907 by Seattle real-estate investor H. S. Turner. Turner was President of the Seattle Real Estate Association and wrote an article for the Pacific Northwest Commerce in 1910 titled “Local Realty a Sure Investment”. It turned out that 1910 would be the start of the building boom for Montlake; much of Montlake’s housing stock was built between 1910 to 1940.

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The 3 L’s: Location, Light, & Lot

When a view sells you on a house, that likely means there is still work to be done. For Julie & Brandon they bought their 1918 bungalow in 2013 and were actually scared of the unfinished basement. The unfinished basement is what scared a lot of other buyers away from the house and they were able to capitalize on that fact.

Julie & Brandon’s house sits on the top of Queen Anne’s western slope, which is what gives the house such great views. The slope is also the reason the basement renovation was not your average bear. The basement had multiple levels and a home-job patchwork of finishes. Even before moving into the house Julie & Brandon had ideas on how they could manage the various levels of the basement and build out a laundry room, bedroom, bathroom, family room, and storage space. Once they moved into the house the next hurdle was for Julie, she was now entering into the world of contractor and renovation management.

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