This 1930 Tudor in the center of Madison Valley is whimsical both inside and out. Vintage details like archways and built-ins are in harmony with newer cozy nooks. Even with its updates, it’s remarkably well-preserved after 90-plus years—increasingly rare as newer design trends like open-concept floor plans and recessed lighting have come and gone.
The home came at the height of a Historic Revival building boom in the Seattle area, with Tudor Revival being one of the hottest styles in the 1930s. This exmple hits all the hallmarks, with coved ceilings, leaded glass, and Gothic arches. These homes often came with a distinct stone fireplace with a small, recessed mantel, and it’s in its full glory here with stone and tile detailing.
Even the kitchen plays off the style, with wood-grain cabinetry and millwork, including around a large built-in spice rack and a bench lining the wall on the way to the back door. The office nook on the first-floor hallway adds some newer charm.
Upstairs, quaint bedrooms have leaded-glass casement windows and ceilings that play along the roofline. The unique shapes create a light-filled reading nook in one bedroom; another has an original arched walk-in closet.
A recently finished basement adds additional bedrooms—and some modern conveniences that would’ve otherwise taken away from the historic look above, like a jetted tub, laundry room, and small alcove with wine racks in the den.
The grounds around the home have their own carefully-designed magic. Pockets of social and green space flow into one another, from the latticed back porch to a patio with a firepit. A bridge in the center arches over a pond with two distinct pools, one with thriving, breeding goldfish.
This home has had only two owners, according to the current one—a tall order for a home built in 1930. Property records from the last 40 years are consistent with this, showing only an estate settlement between the previous occupants and now.
Listing Fast Facts
225 Martin Luther King Way East
Size: 2,440 square feet/4,691 square feet, 4 bedroom/2 bath
List Date: 6/25/2021
List Price: $1,024,950
Listing Agents: Dan Sanchez, Keller Williams