06 Sep When In Seattle Bring the Outside In
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Last year my sister purchased her first home in one of the most expensive markets in the U.S….
Between the tech, aerospace, and life science industries, Seattle’s real estate market is red hot. So red hot that, according to the Seattle Times, the median home price is now a staggering 722K.
For your average home!
That price gives me sticker shock and I’m from NYC!
Anyway, my sister and her hubby found a home on Zillow through the “Make Me Move” feature. They had a fabulous agent (message me if you need one in Seattle — she’s fantastic!) and snagged the house for 585K!
Here is what their living space looked like when they purchased it:
Not quite their speed. So, just over a year later, they finally got Nick and me to come out and do a complete overhaul:
We started out with a mood board. My sister loves the outdoors – so bringing wood and plants into the design was essential. She wanted to bring the outside in.
They loved everything we brought to the table except for the red accent. We swapped that out for kelly green.
One of the biggest changes we made was taking down half of this wall so when they’re cooking on the stove or when they’re at the sink they can converse with whoever they’re entertaining in the living room.
See where those pans are hanging in the picture above?
Well, I wondered what was behind that wall.
It wasn’t a closet…and there isn’t a basement…so the only other thought I had was:
CHIMNEY! Which means….