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Beach Drive Oasis

5414 SW Beach Dr Terrace Seattle, WA 98116 | $925,000 | 4 bedrooms, 2 baths | 2,016 sq. ft.

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It’s not everyday that we get to share a Happy Home quite like this one! Not only is this unique West Seattle rambler surrounded by gorgeous landscaped gardens, just blocks to the beach, and include an artists studio AND a separate sound-proofed music studio, but it’s sellers are incredible artists themselves. Chris Ballew from the band The Presidents of the United States of America (we’ve had “Peaches” and “Lump” stocks in our heads for weeks now) has owned and lived in the home with his wife Kate for over a decade, and they’ve made some incredible upgrades and customizations along the way. (Another fun fact: Chris’s music project Caspar Babypants was also born in this home! Good vibes all around.)

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  • $925,000 Price
  • 2,016 SF
  • 4 BED
  • 2 BATHS
  • N/A GARAGE

LOCATION

This home’s neighborhood offers the sense that you’re off in some secluded getaway—you’re just half a block off of Beach Drive in West Seattle, and you’ve got views of beautiful sunsets. Enjoy all this while being just a 5-minute drive to the West Seattle Junction, which is the heart of Downtown West Seattle. Here you can explore California Ave SW and go shopping, dine out, bar hop, and visit the farmers market on the weekends (they close down the street to cars). Alki Beach is also just a 5-minute drive away, and on summer days the atmosphere here is like taking a mini vacation. Play beach volleyball or sunbathe, grab fish and chips and ice cream, and admire the incredible views and the ferries coming and going. Expand

COMMUTE

West Seattle has a ton of transit options, from buses to ferries. Of course, you can drive around town, and you may have heard that the West Seattle Bridge has had some “technical difficulties” lately. The main part of the bridge is closed at the moment, and while you can just drive south and around the bridge, the lower West Seattle Bridge is actually open from 9pm - 8am. You also have the option to take a water taxi straight into Downtown Seattle, and ferries also go to Vashon and Bremerton. For those who have to frequently travel, West Seattle is an ideal location—from this home, you’re only 30 minutes to SeaTac International Airport. Also, LINK Light Rail is coming to West Seattle in 2030! You can read more about transit in West Seattle here. Expand

AN ARTIST’S DREAM (& WORK-FROM-HOME PERFECTION!)

Whether you and your partner need space to work from home, or you’re an artist looking for studio space, this dynamic residence has it all ready to go. You may have already read that Chris Ballew from the band The Presidents of the United States of America is one of the sellers of this home, and he and his artist wife Kate have lived in and upgraded this home for over a decade. First off, they converted the 2-car attached garage into Kate’s art studio. This bright white space with soaring ceilings has French doors in place of the garage doors, and if you don’t need an art studio, you can use it as a home office or even a living room. And out back, the converted shed is Chris’s music studio. This fully sound-proofed studio also has heat, electricity, is fully insulated, and offers that ideal work/home separation. (Also, fun fact: Chris’s music project Caspar Babypants was also born in this home! So many good vibes!) Expand

GARDEN WONDERLAND

Pacific Northwest beauty transports you to another world with this home’s backyard retreat. Idyllic hidden nooks await at every turn amid lush, mature greenery, and this outdoor scene is straight from a storybook! There’s a little waterfall right off of the primary suite, picturesque stonescaping winds its way through the garden, and hardy plants you barely have to maintain are all in the mix. You can kick back in adirondack chairs to relax out here and admire the sunset and mountains, or have all of your friends over for drinks on the Trex deck. Enviable indoor/outdoor living is yours here, promising great flow especially in warmer months when you just want to swing open the French doors to invite the outdoors in! Expand

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STATS & LOCATION

Median Home Price

Commute Times

  • 9mto Amazon Spheres

  • 38mto Amazon Spheres

  • 20mto Microsoft Redmond

  • 82mto Microsoft Redmond

listing highlights

Easy one-level living
Real oak hardwood floors
Roof redone a few years ago
Well-maintained throughout
Large artists studio
Separate sound-proofed music studio w/heat, fully insulated, electricity
Gorgeous garden retreat
Just blocks to beach
5 minutes to Alki Beach & West Seattle Junction

LOCATION

This home’s neighborhood offers the sense that you’re off in some secluded getaway—you’re just half a block off of Beach Drive in West Seattle, and you’ve got views of beautiful sunsets. Enjoy all this while being just a 5-minute drive to the West Seattle Junction, which is the heart of Downtown West Seattle. Here you can explore California Ave SW and go shopping, dine out, bar hop, and visit the farmers market on the weekends (they close down the street to cars). Alki Beach is also just a 5-minute drive away, and on summer days the atmosphere here is like taking a mini vacation. Play beach volleyball or sunbathe, grab fish and chips and ice cream, and admire the incredible views and the ferries coming and going.

COMMUTE

West Seattle has a ton of transit options, from buses to ferries. Of course, you can drive around town, and you may have heard that the West Seattle Bridge has had some “technical difficulties” lately. The main part of the bridge is closed at the moment, and while you can just drive south and around the bridge, the lower West Seattle Bridge is actually open from 9pm - 8am. You also have the option to take a water taxi straight into Downtown Seattle, and ferries also go to Vashon and Bremerton. For those who have to frequently travel, West Seattle is an ideal location—from this home, you’re only 30 minutes to SeaTac International Airport. Also, LINK Light Rail is coming to West Seattle in 2030! You can read more about transit in West Seattle here.

AN ARTIST’S DREAM (& WORK-FROM-HOME PERFECTION!)

Whether you and your partner need space to work from home, or you’re an artist looking for studio space, this dynamic residence has it all ready to go. You may have already read that Chris Ballew from the band The Presidents of the United States of America is one of the sellers of this home, and he and his artist wife Kate have lived in and upgraded this home for over a decade. First off, they converted the 2-car attached garage into Kate’s art studio. This bright white space with soaring ceilings has French doors in place of the garage doors, and if you don’t need an art studio, you can use it as a home office or even a living room. And out back, the converted shed is Chris’s music studio. This fully sound-proofed studio also has heat, electricity, is fully insulated, and offers that ideal work/home separation. (Also, fun fact: Chris’s music project Caspar Babypants was also born in this home! So many good vibes!)

GARDEN WONDERLAND

Pacific Northwest beauty transports you to another world with this home’s backyard retreat. Idyllic hidden nooks await at every turn amid lush, mature greenery, and this outdoor scene is straight from a storybook! There’s a little waterfall right off of the primary suite, picturesque stonescaping winds its way through the garden, and hardy plants you barely have to maintain are all in the mix. You can kick back in adirondack chairs to relax out here and admire the sunset and mountains, or have all of your friends over for drinks on the Trex deck. Enviable indoor/outdoor living is yours here, promising great flow especially in warmer months when you just want to swing open the French doors to invite the outdoors in!

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