Portage Bay - Seattle, Washington
Two years ago, we figured out that we are not house-fixer-upper people and moved from a rambling 1902 house to a smaller one-story-with-a-finished-basement house in the Portage Bay neighborhood. (Close to the water, so my partner, Therese, could stand-up paddle in the mornings before work.)
Since then, we've happily added our daughter Amelia to the mix, and it gave us the occasion to bring in some modern touches that we love to a traditional Seattle Craftsman style. We get the best of all worlds--fun, modern light fixtures plus beautiful beveled-glass windows, built-in bookcases, and even a Dutch half-door. Without prompting friends --and even people coming by to do work on the house--tell us how much they love the feel of the place.
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