Seattle Real Estate May 13, 2021

4 Standout Features of this Historic 3-Bedroom, 2.5-Bath Home with 2-Car Garage & Beautiful Backyard in South Seattle

Offering comfort and convenience galore in an excellent South Seattle location, this 1908-built gem is a rarity. This 1,570-square-foot home offers the vintage character that so many people adore, yet it comes with a long list of modern upgrades so you don’t have to sacrifice function for fashion! In addition to 3 bedrooms, 2.5 baths, and generous living spaces, this home even has a coveted 2-car garage and a fully finished basement with a separate entrance. And just wait until you see the gorgeous fenced yard—a storybook oasis filled with fruit trees is ready for you to harvest fresh apples, pears, nectarines, plums, figs, crab apples, and more. Located at 8127 48th Ave S, Seattle, WA 98118 and close to light rail stations, bus lines, Lake Washington, farmers markets and much more, this move-in ready residence is listed for $625,000.


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Click here to explore the 3D tour, and take a moment to learn more about this home’s 4 standout features: 

1. Vintage character meets modern amenities. 

Built in 1908, this historic home would have been one of the first houses in the area as the local streetcar was completed in 1907. Stately vintage style characterizes this exceptional beauty, and picturesque curb appeal awaits. Details like rich wood elements, a clawfoot tub in the main bedroom’s ensuite bath, eye-catching light fixtures, and a custom kitchen pantry with restored vintage doors are just a few of the ways this home embraces its early 20th century origins. 

All of this rests alongside modern amenities that provide ease in daily life. A not-to-miss highlight in this regard is the immaculate kitchen; stainless steel appliances, a touchless faucet and filtered drinking water, and a garbage disposal provide top-notch functionality.  

2. Discover updates galore! 

An impressive list of thoughtful upgrades and considerations have been made so you can enjoy a worry-free move in. In 2019, several windows throughout the home were replaced with wood Milgard double pane and double hung windows with a self-locking mechanism; almost $20,000 was spent on this upgrade, and they have a transferable warranty. Window blinds are custom Levolor.

The smoke detectors have an integrated 10-year battery (all have been tested and work), and there is also a CO detector plug-in with battery backup on each floor. Also, the basement has a Permadry system built into the corner of the laundry room, and the seller has maintenance records to provide to the new owner. 

There’s still room for you to make some customizations if you’d like—the garage fits 2 cars (a rarity in Seattle!), and the sellers had a solar panel assessment done; the garage roof is an excellent fit for solar panels if you wish to install these in the future! 

3. A lovely yard offers you your very own oasis in the city. 

In the front yard, you’ll find Hawthorn trees by the street, a clumping/non-invasive species of bamboo, and a planter at the end of the front porch with climbing vines is a grape plant. The rest of the yard is brimming with even more fruit; there are trees bearing apples, pears, nectarines, figs, and crab apples all in the mix! There is a raspberry patch along the back of the garage, and potential to grow even more of your favorite fruits and veggies in raised garden beds. Behind the garage you will also find cinder block foundations that were for a garden shed and chicken coop, but now you can use them for garden beds if you’d like! 

4. Fantastic location in Seattle’s Rainier Valley neighborhood.

At 8127 48th Ave S, Seattle, WA 98118, you’re nestled in a residential setting (where there’s plenty of street parking if you need it) yet close to local convenience, and an easy commute to Downtown Seattle, South Lake Union, or the Eastside. Local favorites that are just blocks away include Ethiopian restaurants, the summer Rainier Beach Farm Stand, Othello Playground Park (which features a new playground, outdoor summer movies, festivals, and more), and Rainier Beach Community Center (which features an indoor pool with a waterslide, gym, and playground). Lake Washington and waterfront parks are also close by, and there is also a bike greenway around the corner that has limited car traffic and will take you into nearby Columbia City. 

When you need to run errands, you’re close to Safeway, and of course Columbia City conveniences (including PCC, cute historic storefronts, an amazing farmers market, destination dining, coffee shops and more) are close by as well. This home’s sellers also appreciate being so close to The Landing in Renton; here you’ll find Target and tons of other big box stores. 

Those who need to commute are also sure to appreciate this location; you’re only 3 blocks from the 7 and 9 bus lines for easy commuting to Downtown Seattle, Capitol Hill, and South Lake Union. You’re also just 0.7 miles from the Rainier Beach light rail station and 0.8 miles from the Othello light rail station, and you can also use the Via app to call a vanshare to get to/from the light rail stations for the cost of your regular ORCA card fare. 

Interested in learning more about this home? Click here to view the full listing!

You can also contact REALTOR® Jason Helton online here or give him a call/text at (253) 861-2673! You can also contact REALTOR® Joyce Shipley online here or give her a call/text at (253) 380-2808.