Eastlake Vintage Condo for Sale in the Mara Bella in Seattle

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2634 Franklin Ave. E. #206 in Seattle


Welcome to Mara Bella, a vintage turn-of-the-century Brick condo located on a quiet tree lined street in Eastlake. All of the original charm and detailing including hardwood floors, tiling, coved ceilings and trim. Sweet and restored vintage-style, light-filled and updated kitchen with eat-in dining overlooking Lake Union, spacious living area with large walk-in closet, beautiful tiled bath & in-unit laundry. Storage locker in basement too! Great location and easy (zoned) parking.Close to Lake, parks, Eastlake hotspots & transit!  This darling home was originally built in 1927 but restored and renovated and converted to condominiums in 2000, with all updated systems.

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Sweet studio condominium with gleaming hardwood floors, large restored windows, coved ceilings and beautiful views in Eastlake.

Living area windows face Lake Union, the Olympic Mountains and a beautiful blooming tulip tree

The apartment features a huge storage room, an in-unit washer and dryer and there’s also an additional storage area in the basement.

Radiant hot-water gas heat is included in the HOA dues of $314 a month.  That also includes sewer, water, garbage, gardening and maintenance

Cute period kitchen with newer appliances and vintage tile and fixtures

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Vintage-style linoleum, restored vintage fixtures and a sweet eating area with view of the Lake

Enjoy the tulip tree and filtered views towards Lake Washington and killer sunsets.  Window coverings are included in the price.

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The bathroom looks vintage but has been updated when converted to a condominium in 2000.

View from the entrance looking to the gardens that surround the building

You’ll be proud of the beautiful lobby entrance to the building and enjoy the security of the push-button phone entry system

You’ll be proud to invite guests to this trophy building located just a mile North of Downtown Seattle and near transportation, shops & restaurants

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Enjoy the beautiful urban Eastlake neighborhood

Eastlake is one of Seattle’s oldest and best-defined neighborhoods. It is east of Lake Union (hence the name “Eastlake”), south of University bridge, west if Interstate 5, and north of Mercer Street. With about 4,000 residents and 4000 people who work here, Eastlake is a pleasant jumble of houseboats, single family homes, apartments, condos and large and small businesses.

Eastlake became identifiable as a neighborhood in the 1890’s. With the opening of the University bridge in 1919, travel through Eastlake was encouraged. Eastlake became a streetcar neighborhood of small homes and apartments,houseboats, and small businesses. Along the Lake, industrial uses grew up. Boeing’s first factory was located at the foot of Roanoke street. In 1962 the I-5 freeway came roaring through the neighborhood, defining Eastlake’s eastern edge and changing the neighborhood forever.

In the early 1970’s, Eastlake was rediscovered and residents set about conserving it through the 1977 City Council adoption of Eastlake Goals and Policies, and in 1999 by City Council adoption of the Eastlake Neighborhood Plan (a link is provided in the column at right), prepared by a committee of local residents, business and property owners,and other local stakeholders.

Read more about the Eastlake neighborhood and get involved in the Eastlake Community Council.


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