A Slice of History

723 13th Ave E Seattle, WA 98102 | $999,888 | 2,390 sq. ft. | 3 Bed, 1.5 Bath

  • LOCATION

    WOW… That is all you can really say. Next to Volunteer park on a quiet street, walking distance to everything a person could possibly need. Now, for the car lover this house could not be more perfect. Three car garage plus alley access will allow you to fence off your part of the driveway and redirect entry to the parking from the alley… At least that is what we’d do. Take this from someone who has sold a lot of houses over 13 years. This house is positively unique in all ways. She needs a little polish but the reward for your effort is so immense. This home has never been sold by choice. Everyone who has lived here has lived here decades. A true measure of a good home, good vibes, good location, and good bones. Make this your home before I do. :-)

  • PEDIGREE

    This particular home has a very special place in our hearts. Typically a small turn of the century home is built to be affordable. Most smaller homes of this era served the working class of Seattle. This home had a different purpose. You see, the Skinner Family who was important at the turn of the century Seattle high society had two unwed daughters. He built this homes with love and in the standard the two aristocratic daughters grew up enjoying. As a result the home is littered with high-end features of the day. 18” base board molding, 3 piece elaborate crown molding complete with picture rails. Copper plug and light switch covers, butlers pantry, maids quarters, and inlaid wood floors in EVERY room. No cost was spared when David Skinner built this home for his beloved daughters. This is truly a unique home and we hope to find the person that will bring her back to her former glory.

  • VOLUNTEER PARK

    Just one block north, Volunteer Park is one of Capitol Hill’s historic gems. This 48-acre park is practically right in your backyard, making it easy to go for a stroll to get lost in nature or take part in the many community events that are hosted there all year long. In addition to scenic trails, the park is home to the Seattle Asian Art Museum, the Volunteer Park Conservatory, an amphitheater, a playground with a wading pool, an old water tower, tennis courts, and more.

  • COMMUTE

    Like the rest of Capitol Hill, this location is a prime spot for commuting. Buses that go straight into Downtown are just a couple blocks away, and you’re only 0.7 miles from the Capitol Hill Light Rail Station. From here you can easily get into Downtown, zip over to UW for a football game, or head straight to SeaTac. You’re also only a 5-minute drive to connect to Interstate-5.

welcome home

Most the time when you see an old home the little things have been changed overtime for the worse if you ask me. It’s so rare to see what we would call a museum of how people used to live. Well, here is your chance to not only see it but to live in it. Small details that you won't ever see in homes built by todays standards are still present. These include copper plugs and light covers, maids button under the dining table, original lighting, butler's pantry, and stunning original inlaid floors. This home has only had 3 owners over the last 103 years. Every original wood window opens from top or bottom with counter weights functioning as designed. This is a special place to see if you love history and charming old homes. Oh did I mention it has a three car garage??? + MORE

Every so often we come across a house that it is so unique, we have started referring to them as Once in a Lifetime Homes. This is one of those homes! The story, the quality of the home and the impression it leaves on all who visit is immeasurable. We have fallen in love with this home day after day and we hope the new owners feel the same pride and joy of ownership of those before them.

a glance at the neighborhood

ratio of housing type

single family home vs condo

*Based on 2016 data

annual median home price

single family home vs. condo

condo avg. square footage

673

single family avg. square footage

2001

Location Info

Neighborhood: Capitol Hill

commute times

  • 10m to Downtown Seattle
  • 16m to Downtown Seattle
  • 19m to Downtown Bellevue
  • 46m to Downtown Bellevue
  • 86 Walk Score®

listing highlights

Original historic details are all intact
Original tilework + floors
Stunning millwork you just don’t see anymore
Abundant natural light
3-car garage + off-street parking
Fenced yard
New exterior paint
Expansive unfinished basement

LOCATION

On 13th Ave, you’re nestled pretty much equidistant from both iconic Broadway and the happenin’ 15th Ave. Broadway is home to restaurants galore—local favorites include Bait Shop, Poppy, Altura, Corvus & Company, Blue Moon Burgers, Herb & Bitter, Espresso Vivace, and many more! Plus you’ll also find cute shops to browse, and a fun nightlife scene that flows south into the always-busy Pike and Pine. 15th Ave has just as many options but is much more of a calm atmosphere on weekend nights, and it’s nicknamed “Restaurant Row” for a reason—you definitely won’t get tired of dining out! Favorites include spots like Coastal Kitchen, The Wandering Goose, Smith, Bakery Nouveau, Liberty, Hopvine, Victrola, and many more.

PEDIGREE

This particular home has a very special place in our hearts. Typically a small turn of the century home is built do be affordable. Most smaller homes of this era served the working class of Seattle. This home had a different purpose. You see, the Skinner Family who was important at the turn of the century Seattle high society had two unwed daughters. He built this homes with love and in the standard the two aristocratic daughters grew up enjoying. As a result the home is littered in high-end features of the day. 18” base board molding, 3 piece elaborate crown molding complete with picture rails. Copper plug and light switch covers, butlers pantry, maids corridors, and inlaid wood floors in EVERY room. No cost was spared when David Skinner built this home for his beloved daughters. This is truly a unique home and we hope to find the person that will bring her back to her former glory.

VOLUNTEER PARK

Just one block north, Volunteer Park is one of Capitol Hill’s historic gems. This 48-acre park is practically right in your backyard, making it easy to get lost in nature or take part in the many community events that are hosted there all year long. In addition to scenic trails, the park is home to the Seattle Asian Art Museum, the Volunteer Park Conservatory, an amphitheater, a playground with a wading pool, an old water tower, tennis courts, and more.

COMMUTE

Like the rest of Capitol Hill, this location is a prime spot for commuting. Buses that go straight into Downtown are just a couple blocks away, and you’re only 0.7 miles from the Capitol Hill Light Rail Station. From here you can easily get into Downtown, zip over to UW for a football game, or head straight to SeaTac. You’re also only a 5-minute drive to connect to Interstate-5.

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