Rarely does a ready homebuyer explore the market without a price point in mind. But what that number can get you varies from city to town to waterfront. Inspired by a national column that checks out the features of homes by comparable price points, we’re sharing three very different homes listed at or near $550,000. Their locations, features, amenities, and lifestyles are diverse, but their price point is not. All could fall into the category of primary residence or a vacation home. Whether you’re looking to invest or for the right place to call home, let’s check out what you can get for $550K in Western Washington.
A Riverfront Abode in Leavenworth
3 bedrooms | 2 baths | 728 SF | Style: Cabin | Listed at $549,950
This riverfront home is a getaway that will beckon during every season, whether fishing from your shoreline, hiking the nearby trails, or skiing when the snow starts to fall. For nightlife and shopping, the Bavarian village of Leavenworth is just a short distance from the home’s locale in the Ponderosa Estates. The community features include a clubhouse, outdoor pool, park, sports court, and additional community beach access. Investors, this may not be permitted for nightly rentals but it is the ideal spot for a little R and R.
1 bedroom | .75 bath | 500 SF | Style: Houseboat in Scandinavian Modern | Listed at $545,000
There are few homes in Washington more iconic than a houseboat perfectly set on Lake Union. This particular home was featured on Netflix’s “Stay Here,” receiving a renovation from HGTV’s Genevieve Gorder in a stunning modern Scandinavian style. The front door is a work of art, masterfully crafted by Pacific Northwest artist Laura Burkhart. What will be your favorite feature? The open floor plan that truly makes the most of the home’s square footage? Sure, there’s a lot to love there—but that view from the rooftop deck? Those panoramic views are amazing: Lake Union, Gasworks Park, Downtown Seattle, and yes, that’s the Space Needle.
3 bedrooms | 2.75 bathrooms | 2,361 SF | Style: Craftsman | Listed at $545,000
This quiet craftsman, built in the mid 20th century, features charming details throughout the home, including vintage lighting, an antique electric fireplace, leaded glass French doors, and fir-trimmed windows, molding, and baseboards. A main-floor primary bedroom is ideal for any time of life and features a private porch and en suite bath. Set on a half-acre, it’s the perfect spot to show off your green thumb with flower beds, vegetable gardens, or both. The Issahee public dock is just down the street, with the Illahee Preserve and the Rolling Hills Golf Course just to the west.
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