In the Delridge area of West Seattle, this home doesn’t seem like a condo—mostly because it’s a house. But if you look a little closer, you’ll find it's part of several large duplexes and triplexes facing one another, connected by cute stone pathways.
These 23 units are part of Puget Ridge Cohousing, a self-governed condominium association founded on community support, shared resources, and conservation. The grounds are peppered with open spaces like play areas, organic gardens, and native plantings, including fruit trees. Parking is located by the edge of the property to preserve this serene aesthetic.
This unit, J22, has plenty of space, with four bedrooms inside nearly 2,000 square feet. It’s also extremely cute, with a relatively simple floor plan accented with wood grain. The spacious living room has a dreamy bay window with a built-in bench. Visually separated by a wood pillar, the dining room is open to the kitchen.
Head upstairs for a small sitting area under a sloped roof with a skylight, two of the home’s colorful bedrooms, and a full bath with pretty mosaic shower tile. The basement is a whole separate apartment, with a family room, an entire second kitchen, and another bedroom. It even has its own entrance through a Dutch door. It’s a true daylight basement, with plenty of large windows for catching sun.
While the unit itself has a lot going on, it’s the community that sets it apart. Produce from the shared organic garden, maintained by committee, is available to all residents. A 4,000-square-foot common house includes a large dining and meeting area with a sweeping cathedral ceiling accented by exposed-grain rafters, plus an industrial kitchen stocked with basics. Both are essential to community meals, although they’re available for all kinds of events. A cozy media room includes a gas fireplace. This building also includes a children’s play area, pool and ping-pong tables, meeting spaces, laundry facilities, and a guest room where visitors can stay.
Other shared resources are in the open air. Just outside the common house, a shared stone pizza oven sits beside a stone patio with tables and chairs. A treehouse nestles into a small wooded area. A kids’ play structure is just next door from a small sports court. Other landscaping includes a pond and a larger playfield.
Fifty or so community members work together to make decisions, some through subcommittees like finance and landscaping. While some regular maintenance is performed by a committee, residents gather about six times a year to tackle larger projects. Depending on your vibe, this camaraderie could sound either heartwarming or nightmarish—but if you crave community, this home may be just the ticket.
Listing Fast Facts
7020 18th Ave SW, Unit J22
Size: 1,992 square feet, 4 bedroom/3 bath
List Date: 3/11/2022
List Price: $895,000, plus $596 in monthly dues, which include utilities
Listing Agents: Darcel Fogerty, eXp Realty