4576 53rd Ave SW
2,400 Square Feet
Open House Weekend
Friday, 9/21 · 5:30-8PM
Saturday, 9/22 · 1-4PM
Sunday, 9/23 · 11AM-2PM
Step into a unique architectural achievement as mid-century modern living is elevated to new heights within a quiet West Seattle perch. This urban retreat brings touches of all four elements into your daily life, as a modern aesthetic and state-of-the-art features are balanced by nature. 180-degree, unobstructed views put on a show from every room. Look out toward Blake Island as the eagles soar and the ships breeze by. A west-facing position brings light into the home year-round and frames fantastic sunsets with a front row seat to fireworks on the Fourth of July and New Year’s Eve, the Christmas Ships and more.
The home unfolds across 2,400 square feet of open living space with finishes that balance quality and art with the sensibility required for everyday living. The main level provides a sumptuous master with a walk-in closet and ensuite with Carrera marble, and sliders in the master bath that allow you to feel as though you’re showering outside. There are two additional bedrooms on the main with original floors, an office/den, and a three-quarter bath with a spiral staircase that leads to an upper loft containing a vintage chandelier and a half bath. All bathrooms feature custom cabinets and designer high-end fixtures, with heated floors on the main level baths.
A European kitchen affords all one needs to embark on a culinary adventure, with Pedini cabinets; a Sub Zero refrigerator; Bosch dishwasher; Thermador oven, warming drawer and microwave; an Italian cooktop and an ample island. Invite guests to dine formally in the modern dining space with a small wet bar or take things outdoors for an alfresco experience.
The home exudes a sense of tranquility through its integration with nature, as a water feature at the front entry sets the tone. Open sliding doors to feel the breeze on your cheeks and breathe in the fresh air as you listen to the water flowing from the reflection pool just off the master suite. The residence truly shines when its used for entertaining as full panels of glass connect indoors and out, doubling the square footage and giving guests an easy transition between spaces. The front and backyard—complete with a Carrera marble outdoor bar and firepit—are excellent for entertaining and relaxing at any time of the year, whether it’s a summer soiree or winter celebration. Additional features include a new metal roof and a water filtration system at the main line.
Situated above Me Kwa Mooks Park and Beach Drive, enjoy a perfect position upon a safe and quiet street with complete seclusion in a friendly neighborhood. Stroll to outdoor recreation and Alki’s boutique shops, stellar restaurants and the Farmers Market at Alaska Junction with close proximity to Alki Beach, Schmitz Park and stellar schools.
Originally built in the 1950s at the height of mid-century modern architecture’s popularity, the residence was renovated in the 1970s (when the chalet was added) and again in 2010. It is part of the Mid-Century Modern Homeowners Association of Seattle and has been featured in Seattle Homes & Lifestyle magazine.