Seattle Real Estate Photography: Updated Ballard Craftsman
I was never sure what neighborhood to say this house was in. I preferred to call it Ballard, but since it was east of 8th (by just a couple feet) and north of 65th (by less than half of a block), some said it was in Phinney Ridge, while others said Greenwood. So I coined the name of this neighborhood as Balphinwood. Yes, this was my house for 10 years.
For 10 years, this is where I ate breakfast, lunch and dinner. For 10 years, this is where I shot product photography and edited photos to be published. For 10 years, this is where I hosted friends and did my laundry. And now, 10 years later, the time had come to photograph my own home for its real estate listing on the MLS.
Sited on the enchantingly-named Cleopatra Place, this 1913 Craftsman home has been substantially updated and improved while retaining its century-old charm and character.
A large covered entry porch provides a lovely place in the shade for pulling up a chair and enjoying a cool glass on a hot summer’s day. Inside, the classic Craftsman floorplan welcomes you – the living room with a brick mantled gas fireplace, beamed room divider leading to an especially spacious dining room with large windows, oak hardwood floors throughout, crown mould- ing in the main rooms, simply classic.
The 21st century kitchen is open to the dining room and is outfitted with loads of cherry wood cabinets, granite tile count- ers, stainless steel appliances including gas stove, and a break- fast / serving bar! A side door leads to the back yard, and a stair leads to the basement.
A hallway separates the living areas from the “sleeping wing,” with two bedrooms – each with a large closet – and a full bath with tile accents.