This 1941 home a couple of blocks from Carkeek Park is full of surprising spaces to gather, cozy up in a blanket, or just escape to a little alone time, thanks to a series of loving remodels. It even has a special little detail for pets.
Perhaps the biggest standout is the dining room and gathering space: A wood-slat vaulted ceiling creates an airy space with a wood stove for extra warmth. The kitchen maintains a little separation with a breakfast bar and a dropped ceiling. A little attic loft tucked above the kitchen is open to the room below, accessible by a sliding ladder—a perfect little hidey-hole or reading nook.
A separate living room on the other side of the house has a stately brick hearth with a mantel, framed with a little wood grain to make it extra Northwest. The three bedrooms all hang onto the wood-grain motif, but each has its own personality. Two have handsome built-ins. One has a little exposed brick accent for extra pop. One is a large suite, complete with a walk-in closet and a bathroom with a jetted tub.
The updates weren’t just for humans. The most recent owner—a veterinarian—added an extra touch while swapping out the doors: itty-bitty archways, allowing a cat (or, perhaps, a ferret or very small dog) to have the run of the place.
It’s on a decently sized corner lot in the Broadview neighborhood and includes another playful space: a large wooden back deck, sheltered by two walls of the home. It opens up to a larger wooden patio and a fenced backyard with plenty of room for dogs, gardens, or whatever backyard business you get up to. There's a smaller balcony off the dining room, too.
Bonus: There’s a huge unfinished basement for band practice, or maybe the next remodel.
Listing Fast Facts
12052 Fourth Ave NW
Size: 2,230 square feet on 7,680 square feet
List Date: 2/5/21
List Price: $865,000
Listing Agent: Matthew Koenig, Compass