Vintage Home for Sale in Columbia City, near the Light Rail and Lake Washington
4500 39th Ave. S.
Essential 1909 Victorian Craftsman home on corner lot, resplendent with organic gardens, fruit trees, perfect for urban gardener. The home even features a garden shed in the back or can be converted to a garage with the addition of a curb cut (though there is off-street parking too!) Gleaming wood and engineered wood floors, period moldings & details, updated systems throughout, including new windows and roof. You’ll love the fun colors throughout this freshly-painted home! Multi-level living with bedrooms on each floor plus extra living space in lower level, perfect for guests or home live/work office. Each bathroom is spacious and features both a tub and a shower. Off-street parking, garage/workshop perfect for hobbies, garden shed or art studio. Walk to Columbia City, Light Rail, Lake Washington and Dog Park at Genesee Park. You’ll love the friendly neighbors and enjoy walking to Starbucks or the Columbia City Farmers Market!
Lower level features an additional 800 sqft of living space that can be used as live/work space, nanny’s quarters or office.
Beautiful gardens with fruit trees and perennials
You’re going to love living here! The Columbia City business district was added to the National Register of Historic Places in 1980 as the Columbia City Historic District, extending north to S. Alaska Street, south to the intersection of 39th Ave S and Rainier Ave S, east to 39th Ave S., and west to the alley east of 35th Ave S.
Today, the thriving pedestrian business district along Rainier Avenue S. is home to six bars, a grocery store, a number of restaurants, bakeries, coffee shops, assorted retail, an art gallery, fitness facilities, a fraternal clubhouse, a movie theater, and multiple live music venues.
Housing stock include craftsman bungalows, a mix of market-rate and low-income apartment buildings, and townhome developments. Community estimates have put the number of new homes in the planning pipeline as numbering at least 1,500. Many of these developments are in formerly vacant lots.
Train service at the neighborhood’s Link Light Rail station began in July 2009, connecting the neighborhood to both SeaTac airport and Downtown Seattle. Rainier Vista, once a post-war suburban public housing project, has been redeveloped into a mixed-use, mixed income community built around the light rail station, and includes more than 900 new homes.