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SOLD! – Gorgeous Ballard Garden “Mill House” — $725,000

7518 26th Ave Northwest, Seattle, WA 98117


The simple elegance of this 1912 millworker’s cottage has been reimagined, much improved and embellished over 24 years of owner occupancy by an expert
wood craftsman and
master gardener!


A beautifully designed garden welcomes you, beginning at the planting strip, where stone paver and gravel paths lead to the covered front porch.

934 NW 59th Street • $750,000
• Built in 1912
Formal dining and living rooms
2 bedrooms/1.5 baths
Gas heat and cooking
Garage plus driveway parking
1,800 sq. ft. house*
5,000 sq. ft. lot*
2017 taxes: $5458*
4-page plant list available!


Located in the West Woodland neighborhood of greater Ballard, with great nearby amenities such as Veraci Pizza, Brimmer & Heeltap, Slate Coffee Roasters, a thriving brewpub and foodtruck scene, Gilman Playground, Ballard Market and shopping and restaurants on 15th Ave NW! WalkScore=79, Bike Score 83!
Take the bus downtown! Metro 28 goes from Bitter Lake through Westlake to Century Link Field, the 44 runs from the Chittenden Locks through Wallingford to the UW, and the D-line on 15th runs from Holman Road through Seattle Center to 3rd & Yesler!!


Inside, the formal rooms are high-ceilinged and airy, with oak floors and wide craftsman-style millwork. A columned room divider with built-in, glass-doored display cabinets has been created to beautifully delineate the dining and living rooms. A custom mantle in the dining room provides a lovely focal point. Three custom windows in the living room look out to the front garden; two Pella windows in the dining area overlook the east side garden and hinge-in for easy cleaning. Cedar paneling from an earlier remodel was exquisitely finished in a pickled-white softening the color and enhancing the wood grain.
Out every window are lush, green views of the garden with its ever-changing foliage and flower display, attracting birds and creating privacy. In every room are custom built-in features.
The meticulously remodeled kitchen was designed for optimum convenience and workability. Rare, figured Red Gum wood was incorporated in the cabinet fronts. Two windows look out to the back garden and patio, and a second sink and pantry is installed. A breakfast bar also provides a wide work area, and the tile back splash and durable laminate counter make for easy clean-up. A beautiful produce themed mural was hand painted along the top of one wall. Two doors lead to the staircase down and out to the garden.

A master suite was created by combining two bedrooms; on one end is an office area, along one wall is a bank of floor-to-ceiling closets with an aromatic cedar-lined cupboard, too. Ensuite is a continental bath, fully redone with a walk-in shower and towel warmer!The vanity countertop and shower surround are Marvel marble cultured stone. The vanity has great storage and there’s a laundry chute, too.
The entry to the basement stairs is fitted with handy built-in storage. Downstairs is a second bedroom and half-bath, as well as a laundry area. All the house systems have been substantially updated and the house has been earthquake retrofitted. There is loads of useful storage and the potential for finishing more space.
A detached garage houses a water catchment system of 21 barrels lining the back wall. In the garden, a beautiful patio has been laid w/custom rock and concrete pavers. Five raised garden beds are ideal for annual veggie and flower growing. A potting bench is attached to the house. Low maintenance shrubs and trees provide a backdrop to the many flowering perennials, herbs, edibles and ground covers all lushly planted keeping weeding to a minimum. This is a gorgeous garden “Mill House!”


The lush, abundantly planted natural style of this cottage garden perfectly complements the Craftsman styling of the home, creating green vistas from every window and providing considerable privacy. It has been developed and tended for 25 years using organic gardening methods, assuring healthy fertile soil – and happy, mostly waterwise plants!


* As per King County Records. The information provided in this brochure is not warranted; buyers to verify to their own satisfaction.