Remodeled Ballard farmhouse holds onto vintage design – News Trends

By | April 15, 2018

Up in Loyal Heights, down the road from Ballard High School, this 1902 farmhouse hangs onto its roots—but adds some major polish.

A simple, symmetrical exterior design leads to a cozy interior lined with hardwoods. The living room gathers around a fireplace, which at some point was converted from wood-burning to gas.

Off to the side, a formal dining space also holds a built-in hutch and window bench.

While a breakfast bar separates the kitchen from the dining room as if an open-concept layout, the home retains the gigantic, eat-in kitchen of a farmhouse, with plenty of wiggle room and counter space. The counters themselves were reclaimed from an old Ballard building; some of the cabinetry retains the kinds of wood-beam doors the home would have had in 1902.

We’re up to three designated places for snacking here: a dining room, the bar, and a breakfast nook by the back door.

Upstairs, the finished attic takes design cues from the rest of the home, with hardwood floors and built-in shelves—even a cabinet that echoes the kitchen. Two bedrooms, one confirming, one non-conforming, plus a bathroom are tucked in under the vaulted ceiling.

A back porch with a trellis off the kitchen leads to a landscaped backyard—currently paths and gardens, with no lawn to mow—with a little garden shed to keep the tools in order.

The asking price is $615,000, which is a tidy sum, but less than homes usually go for in the area.

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