Fanciful Mid-Century Home in Park-Like Setting in South Seattle area

913 Jones Avenue South

Renton WA 98057


Spacious Mid-Century home high on historic Renton Hill, across from idyllic Philip Arnold Park. Remodeled throughout with a completely finished daylight basement, 4 to 5 bedrooms, 3 bath home completely updated. Whimsical touches such as TARDIS bathroom, plus a 2nd themed bath, Hayao Miyazaki’s Spirited Away.  Enjoy the open floor plan with refinished hardwood floors, fireplace & Master suite. Updated kitchen with newer cabinets, counters and appliances. Lower level with a large family room, 2 more bedrooms, another full bath and a den or 5th bedroom. Also, new plumbing & electrical, newer windows, roof and a large deck with views West towards the sunset. You will enjoy this Mid-Century Home near Seattle and Renton, across from Philip Arnold Park.  You’ll love this Mid-Century Home, in South Seattle near Renton and Philip Arnold Park

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This home is so unique, it’s featured on national real estate website “Curbed”!

Read Curbed article about the Science Fiction house HERE


Philip Arnold Park

This wonderful home is located right across the street from this ten-acre, triangular-shaped neighborhood park  atop historic Renton Hill, offering spectacular views of Seattle, the Kent valley, Lake Washington and the Olympic Range.



  • Lighted ballfield, Lighted multi-use field, Bleachers, Picnic areas, Picnic shelter with BBQ, Lighted tennis courts, Basketball court, Play equipment, Tables and benches, Restrooms, ADA accessible, 55 parking stalls.  Philip Arnold Park is also home to many birds, raccoons, fox and possums.


Once upon a time……

Welcome to a most loved home. The owners are avid fans of pop culture, big or small screen, graphic or wordy, painted or computer designed…  Like a tasteful, expensive high school locker, the house is adorned with their favorites. 

Ever want to go to the bathroom outside the TARDIS, in Sherlock’s study? This may be the only place, on earth! Where you can check that box off.

In yet another bathroom, enjoy a bath staring up at Zeniba’s enchanted paper birds, from Hayao Miyazaki’s Spirited Away. The bathroom is in homage to the great Studio Ghibli- again, bathroom? Check. No Face? Check. Boxes you never allowed to enter your mind, due to the sheer ridiculous whimsy! Two bathroom’s to prove! That one should never give up on their dreams.

The stairwell is referred to as, “the deep dark woods.” It was conceived by the film Holy Motors, and in that it is always important to descend or ascend- not knowing for sure if you’re going to arrive in the same universe as where you came from. Try spinning a top or something, if things aren’t adding up. 

Of what is permanent in the house (just speaking of paint, which is hardly permanent), the owners lay no claim. As for the doodads, the gimcracks- the knickknacks that heavily pepper the joint, they agree that some of them are perfectly coupled with their environment and have no problem negotiating their stay.

And all of this across the street from “The Fairy Park,” full of fog and tree giants (seriously, look out there at night) and the sweetest mystery…

The owners had many future plans and no intention of leaving- if they did not have to. 
 About appliances? The washer and dryer are a mere three years old, and still so very brilliant. The fridge is also still a toddler, and the water is as fresh as a mountain stream. 

The deck is a delight in the summer- as well as the expansive yard- that many a badminton game has been played… 

Want more information about this amazing home?  Please call Marlow Harris at 206-329-3795