It Has a Dog Bath

Property Watch: A Creatively Updated Mount Baker Tudor

Built-ins, new and old, reign in this 1925 Tudor Revival home.

By Sarah Anne Lloyd March 9, 2022

A few blocks uphill from Mount Baker Beach, the owner of this cute 1925 house has been updating and remodeling it for the last 25 years, all without losing sight of the original Tudor Revival style. With new wiring, plumbing, sewer, furnace, air conditioning, roof, and even a one-year-old seismic retrofit, you won’t find many old-house problems here—but you will find plenty of old-house charm.

This place could fill up a Tudor Revival Bingo card in arches alone: The arched entryway has a fireplace with original, genuine Batchelder tile. An arch in the ceiling leads the way to the living and dining area, and a shallow arched nook.

On the way to the kitchen, a casual dining area includes a little dream space: a deep, arched breakfast nook with built-in benches, plus recessed shelves and drawers with period hardware. The kitchen is in a more contemporary style, but not glaringly so, and comes with high-end appliances like a Wolf range. The main-floor bathroom has a similar level of subway tile, but embraces period style with wainscoting and honeycomb floor tiles. 

The circular floor plan runs through a bedroom or den before reaching the fireplace again, with more adorable built-ins (also with period hardware!) along the way. Take a detour to a giant, light-filled bedroom, where French doors lead to a deck with built-in benches.

In the finished basement, there’s not as much to preserve, but still plenty to see. A four-piece bathroom features a modern soaking tub, and a cozy extra bedroom has plenty of closet space. Utility rooms usually don’t have a lot to write home about, but most utility rooms don’t include a fancy dog bath with subway tile and matte-black fixtures. It even has a built-in shelf for pet shampoo.

The backyard has another labor of love: An outdoor kitchen underneath a decorative roof, providing plenty of counter space, a built-in grill, and firewood storage.

Listing Fast Facts

2914 South Hill St
Size: 1,740 square feet/4,000 square feet, 3 bedroom/2 bath
List Date: 3/4/2022
List Price: $1,050,000
Listing Agents:
Jane Orvis, Orvis & Orvis

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