The home is 2,460 square feet comprising of three bedrooms and two bathrooms, plus the garage and driveway.
Though certainly not old enough to have served in Shakespeare’s times, this 109-year-old Seattle abode has history and character befitting the street it’s perched on. 3928 Othello St. is on the market now for $900,000.
Many period details still shine in this home: the wood built-ins, beams, and paneling; the original glass doorknobs; and the warm glow from vintage light fixtures dancing off coffered ceilings.
“You can feel the history when you walk through this home,” listing agent and founder of Seattle Living Spaces Christy Kinnaird told the Seattle P-I.
There have only been five owners in this property’s century plus history — its first owners had the house for over 70 years — a low turnover that no doubt helped the house retain so much of its original charm. “There are still so many unexpected original details, as well as some unusual things like the secret tunnel leading from the garage up into the house,” Kinnaird said.
Yet the property offers modern appeal as well: It is a legal duplex, currently used as a single family home. In the lower level is a fully-equipped, one-bedroom apartment — perfect for an in-law/guest suite/AirBnB. There’s also a utility room and a garage, as well as additional parking.
All this in West Seattle’s Gatewood neighborhood, walkable to and in full view of the Sound.
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Gorgeous original details shine in the living room.
The formal dining room is surrounded by windows.
A breakfast nook in the kitchen overlooks the water view.
The lower apartment has its own entrance.
The lower level kitchen is fully equipped.
Anna Marie Erwert writes from both the renter and new buyer perspective, having (finally) achieved both statuses. She focuses on national real estate trends, specializing in the San Francisco Bay Area and Pacific Northwest. Follow Anna on Twitter: @AnnaMarieErwert.