24 May Featured Property of the Week: Cape Cod Inspired Home
This week we’re taking you to Seattle’s Cedar Park neighborhood for our Featured Listing of the Week. Cedar Park is situated on the West shore of Lake Washington, stroll through winding streets to discover our quaint Cape Cod Style listing!
14023 37th Ave NE, | Cedar Park, Seattle | MLS# 141624
About the Home
Originally built in 1933, this home has received a full upgrade to all of the essentials while maintaining its original charm. Updating this home began from the inside out. Starting with an all new kitchen, including brand new stainless steel appliances, trendy patterned backsplash, and freshly painted cabinets.
This three bedroom, two bathroom charmer has received a full upgrade to all of the essentials while maintaining its original charm. Updating this home began from the inside out. Starting with an all new kitchen, including brand new stainless steel appliances, trendy patterned backsplash, and freshly painted cabinets. There are brand new floors throughout the home, including laminate hardwood and wall to wall carpet in the basement level. The bathrooms have been completely updated with all new lighting fixtures, hexagonal tiles, and trendy wood vanities. Keep both levels of the home warm in the winter, and cool in the summer with mini splits for heat and air-conditioning.
Most notable, are the custom touches that give this home it the extra charm with a built-in coat rack, in the hallway leading to the detached garage. Handmade custom barn doors provide a unique quality and valuable sweat equity. All situated on a large lot with plenty of privacy for the backyard fire pit. Invite all your friends and enjoy summers outside on the spacious lot!
Cape Cod Style
The Cape Cod style home dates back to some of the first Puritan settlers to America. Settlers originally set out to build homes similar to an English cottage, but quickly realized the style needed to be adapted to the harsh New England weather conditions. Today, we have many aspects that are similar, however, modern style has changed important aspects of the design. The original design featured low ceilings, steeply slanted roofs, and thick window shutters. Each of these elements was developed for practical purposes, such as thick shutters to block strong winds, slanted roofs to alleviate the weight of snow on the roof, and low ceilings to conserve heat within the home.
Today, we maintain many of these aspects for similar reasons with the added bonus of the quaint charm. The modern adaptation of the Cape Cod home was popularized in the 1920s and 30s, with a few structural manipulations to accommodate modern living requirements. Open floor plans are now signature to the Cape Cod style, which was also a feature of the historic layout, as the central fireplace could heat the space more efficiently. Today, we don’t see fireplaces in the center of the room as often, however, the great room concept remains. Typically a hallway will branch off of the open kitchen/living/dining space, leading to the bedrooms.
The most appealing aspects of Cape Cod design lie in the curb appeal. The signature shutters and double windows, paired with shingled siding and white trim accents create a symmetrical cozy appearance associated with warm feelings of home.
Cedar Park is a sleepy safe neighborhood tucked away on the western shore of Lake Washington. Bordering Meadowbrook and Lake City, it’s the quieter neighbor to an area at times bustling with activity. Predominately made up of single family homes, this area is known for quiet winding streets, bike trails, and beach access along Lake Washington. The area was previously owned by the Puget Mill Company, until the post-WWII era when development in the area began, mostly populated by single-family homes. Today the area retains its small town feel.