What’s Wrong With This House: Broadview Contemporary

How has this house not sold!? How! Swoon

By Lauren Mang November 11, 2014


Each month, we crawl through real estate listings on various websites searching for homes–in all sorts of price points and locations–that for some reason, just haven’t found the right person or family to call their own. Sad. But why haven’t these seemingly lovely abodes sold? Last month we featured this more than 100-year-old Craftsman in Greenwood (three cheers: it’s now pending!) and got tons of great reader theories as to its continued market presence.

Now we’re heading to the very charmingly named Hilltop Lane in Broadview where this 6,230-square-foot contemporary dwelling designed by the late Seattle architect Sherman Jensen (who had been a friend of the homeowner’s father-in-law) has sat for a whopping 226 days. I’m told that it was actually pulled off the market early this morning, but will be back and ready for prime time in another month.

Yes, it’s at a higher price point for most buyers (it was listed for $1,450,000). But just look at it: Those vaulted ceilings! Globe pendants! Clear cedar wood walls! And a beautiful open staircase that calls to mind this rather famous TV staircase. It’s just stunning.

The four-bedroom, three-and-a-half-bathroom home, built in 1975, sits on one acre and has some pretty lush surrounds with views of the Puget Sound and Olympic Mountains. From the master bathtub, you’ve got an incredible view of the trees. There is even a finished basement that’s ideal for spreading out and hanging out. I just love this house and am astonished it hasn’t been snapped up. More photos await below:

All the rooms in this home are so light and bright

Soak among the forest

What a gorgeous and green backyard

So what do you think?
Tweet us your theories on why you think it hasn’t sold and we’ll retweet the best answers we get!


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