A Look Inside This Super Unique Seattle Home On Sale For Under $500K

Known for its vibrant and eclectic music and arts scene, Seattle attracts musicians, artists, and other creatives from all over the world. Seattle bands like Nirvana, Pearl Jam, Alice in Chains, and Soundgarden helped create what would become the city's notorious grunge music scene that still persists today, per Hey Explorer, paving the way for other creatives to make their home in the Emerald City as well. The city is said to be perfect for emerging artists by Hilary Lee, Deputy Director of Chihuly Garden and Glass art exhibit in Seattle, per Here Magazine. She added that this community enjoys cross-disciplinary approaches, including off-the-wall ideas and risky concepts. The area's resources support new artists.

Seattle is a city that reflects the art of those who reside there, and its real estate market is no exception. In a housing market this booming and competitive, it can be difficult to find a house at all, let alone one with enough unique character to make it unlike any other. That is why finding one as special as the recently listed Quirky Craftsman Bungalow in Seattle is a big deal.

This unicorn piece of real estate, listed for $478,000, is perfect for anyone looking to live in a true piece of art in this iconic city.

An eye-catching exterior

The 1,264 square foot loft located at 4067 Letitia Avenue S makes a statement with its flashy curb appeal alone, and the brightly colored purple and red exterior is the first indicator that this is an incredibly unique property with lots of character, as seen in the listing.

The home is located on a hill big enough to overlook the city and provide breathtaking views of Seattle's Columbia City neighborhood and is perfectly located within walking distance to the neighborhood's restaurants, coffee shops, parks, and public transportation. Homeowners have the option to enjoy the neighborhood view from the front porch or the spacious gardened terrace and deck in the back. In a city known as the "coffee capital of America," per The Seattle Times, the home's beautiful outdoor spaces provide the perfect place to relax with a cup of joe. After all, this is where the first Starbucks was born! 

An eclectic interior with character

The home's interior is no less unique and eye-catching than the exterior and features eclectic and visually interesting details such as a ceiling made from board games and toy ray guns, a spiral floor in the kitchen, and a mural of a couple of mischievous monkeys in the bathroom, playfully watching over a gorgeous clawfoot bathtub — all viewable in the Zillow listing. Forced air, complete with a brand new furnace, will keep you cozy and warm during the city's notorious wet and rainy season when a nice, hot cup of coffee just doesn't do the trick.

The three-bedroom, one-bathroom loft-style home features one bedroom and one bonus room on the finished upper level, with the other bedrooms located on the main level. Walk-in closets provide plenty of storage space for any homeowner looking for a place to store their art supplies and music equipment, though you don't have to be a bonafide artist to appreciate the uniqueness this home has to offer.

A historic home in a sought-after neighborhood

Built in 1911, this historic home has seen some of the most notorious grunge musicians of all time rise to fame in the city and provides a piece of Seattle history in one of the city's most historic, diverse, and sought after neighborhoods. In fact, Niche voted Columbia City as one of the best Seattle neighborhoods to live in.

Though the kitchen features beautiful butcher block countertops, Seattle's Columbia City neighborhood has got you covered on days you don't feel like cooking. Per Get Happy at Home, Columbia City's restaurants and breweries can't be beaten, and locations like Columbia City Ale House and Geraldine's Counter are among the most popular foodie destinations in Seattle. 

This historic home provides all the charm of the early 1900s while having been properly maintained over the years, boasting updated plumbing and electrical systems throughout. In true, quirky Seattle fashion, the spacious basement even used to serve as a pinball machine factory, further solidifying its mark as a unique piece of Seattle history.