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Mid-Century Time Warp

Posted by Johnine Larsen on December 18, 2018
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Words can’t express how much we love this listing—us or its brand-new owners! Darcie Wells helped a wonderful family buy this gem. She timed the market perfectly with King County’s recent price dip and helped her clients sneak into this one-of-a-kind 1953 home. She got to hand them the keys last week, which is THE best feeling in real estate.

This was the only time this custom-built home has ever appeared on the market. It’s a complete throwback to Mid-Century style. Often when architectural trends “expire,” a the owner partially updates the house to keep up with the next fad—but it’s the resulting hodgepodge look that truly dates their home. Keep something dedicated to one style, like this house, and it can gain a striking beauty with age. Think Meryl Streep or Emma Thompson.

Besides the break-taking, open family/dining room, this listing came complete with a pool, unfinished basement, three bedrooms, and 3,610 square feet. It’s in Lake Forest Park, just north of Seattle, but even with the lower home prices up there, its $720,000 price tag was a steal.

We could go on and on about this house—but why not see it for yourself? Here are the most iconic Mid-Century listing photos.