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Sold! – Phinney Ridge View Charmer – $710,000

223 NW 50th St, Seattle, WA 98107

223 NW 50th Front with View

Enjoy sweeping sunset views

Ideally situated on the edge of Phinney Ridge, in the true “center of the universe,” surrounded by shopping, dining, and entertainment centers: Ballard to the West, Greenwood to the North, Fremont to the South and Wallingford to the East!

Veraci Pizza, Brimmer & Heeltap, and the Slate Coffee Bar are just blocks away, as is the Woodland Park Zoo (think Zoo Tunes!), the Gilman playground, and the Brewpub District (Populuxe, Lucky Envelope, Reubens, Stoup!)

223 NW 50th St
Built in 1940
3 bedrooms
1,100 sq. ft. interior* 3,742 sq. ft. lot*
Zoned Single Family 2018 Taxes: $4882

Bus routes: The Metro #44 runs along Market Street from the UW to the Ballard Locks; the #28 runs along 8th Avenue NW from S Jackson St along 3rd Ave and up Aurora to Bitter Lake; the D line, #15, and #994 all run along 15th Ave NW!

1940’s charm and character updated for today’s modern lifestyles!

223 NW 50th Kitchen and window
223 NW 50th Studio

Enjoy sweeping sunset views on Phinney Ridge!

This delightful tri-level home is perched on the hill where you can enjoy sweeping sunset views year-round, including from the large sunny south- facing back yard (fully fenced) which has been re-landscaped with a new patio, a level lawn, and raised beds for gardening! An enormous Strawberry tree (arbutus unedo) provides shade and privacy!

A covered porch and Shaker-styled panelled front door provide a gracious entry into the bright interior which is flooded with light! The living room is visually anchored by the stone-faced gas fireplace with wood mantle, tile hearth, and view windows on either side, and features oak floors and natural wood millwork!

The kitchen has plenty of solid wood cabinets, newer counters, tiled backsplash, stainless steel appliances (including dishwasher), and a window over the sink looking out to the backyard. The eating area is next to another view window, and an exterior door provides convenient access to the back- yard and patio. Opposite are the stairs to the basement.

Tri-levels are defined by having half-flight staircases, which allow for generous landings and greater privacy. Up the first half-flight staircase is the master bedroom with a northern window, a full bath off the hall featuring a tile floor, tile shower surround, and linen closet. There’s another large closet in the hall, the millwork is unpainted fir, and the doors have crystal handles!

Going up another half-flight, there are two more bedrooms with large closets and vaulted ceilings of painted knotty pine. There are wood floors under the carpet.

The basement has high ceilings and houses the laundry area, gas furnace and water heater. There’s plenty of storage or work shop space.


There are two parking spaces in front, a stone retaining wall and more planting beds. A gate on the West side provides access to the back.

The current owners have made many improvements, including new windows on the main floor and in one bedroom, adding the gas fireplace insert, installing the new front door, dishwasher, washer, dryer and water heater. They repainted the bedrooms and kitchen, and the sewer line was relined from the house to the street. They water lines have been replaced with copper and new outlets added. The owners also rebuilt the stone retaining wall in front, added a parking space and created the patio and terracing with retaining walls in the back yard.

Ideally located near Phinney, Fremont and Ballard restaurants, breweries, and shops, in-between Highway 99 and 15th Ave NW, with a bike lane on 8th Ave NW!

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