A Buyer's Guide to the Suburbs

What $675,000 Buys You in Three Seattle Suburbs

In 2020, the typical Seattle-area home sold for roughly $675,000. But "typical” looked different in Bainbridge Island, Sammamish, and Kent.

By Sarah Anne Lloyd March 8, 2021 Published in the Spring 2021 issue of Seattle Met

Bainbridge Island

Home prices are a little lower in Kitsap County—on Bainbridge Island, this pair of 1903 cottages on a sunny half-acre sold for $657,000 in November. Well-maintained exposed-grain walls grace both floors of the three-bedroom main house, with rustic ceilings above. The smaller three-bedroom home brings the total bedroom count to six.

Not one, but two cottages on Bainbridge.


An exposed-grain vaulted ceiling, pellet stove, wall of windows, wraparound cedar deck, and woodland setting of this 1974 Sammamish home make it feel like a remote cabin, only much closer to schools and groceries. Wood accents continue throughout, including two bedrooms and a loft. It sold in December for $676,000.

A sylvan setting in more ways than one.


This five-bedroom house bursts with 1966 swank. A classic brick-pillar pass-through fireplace bisects an open living room with a wood-slat vaulted ceiling. Two cozy dens leave plenty of extra space for entertaining. The home, plus the half-acre it sits on, sold in October for $650,000.

All of the nostalgia.

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