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If you can’t sell it, rent it

November 23rd, 2008 · 38 Comments

This new house at Dravus and 28th has been on the market for $1.6 million for over eight months with no buyer in sight.  In what is likely a sign of the times, the four bedroom three bath home is now for rent.

The monthly rent for the home that offers sound and Olympic views, granite counters and top of the line appliances is $4,500.  The home also has a formal living room with a gas fireplace, separate formal dining room and hardwood floors.  

There is a curved staircase, a media room, wine cellar and the house has a three car garage.  Renters are required to put down first and last months rent with a security deposit and there are no pets allowed.

It will be interesting to see if other upper end properties in our area end up as rentals as the housing market continues to struggle.  It will be more interesting to see if anyone is interested in spending that kind of money for a rental.

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  • David West

    I can’t believe that someone inflicted that ugly McMansion on our cute neighborhood as a speculative build, I have been hoping that a family of 12 really needed a house so horribly out of proportion with the surrounding neighborhood but I guess it’s just blight. I guess the owners are getting what they deserve.

  • Paul

    I totally agree. I watched that house as they built it and wondered who would want such a giant house in that location. No surprise that they could not sell it. It sticks out like a sore thumb.

  • Not cranky

    It looks like a Redmond house. Doesn’t fit the ‘hood. And I thought the price tag was high when it first came on the market….before the financial market s*&t hit the fan.

    Next question: how long will it take the (IMHO pretty darn ugly) townhomes across from Bartells to sell, and at what price?

  • Shanon

    Those Bartells town homes will need to drop in price before anyone will buy those. I really think they look like dorms from the outside. I wish that the builders would have made them more like cottage style to fit the village theme of our neighborhood. Or at least left some type of green space instead of cramming as many homes as they could into one space. I know that I choose to live in a city and I understand what that means with a growing population, but just a little more foresight would go a long way.

  • Valentijn

    I love how all the outside photos of that house show it from an angle where the tree is partially obscuring the entry way. What moron puts two-story columns on an entry way that narrow?!? It’s looks awful, all out of proportion to itself. It’s like someone said “I want a really impressive, intimidating entry way with huge columns, and no taste!”

  • McMansion

    I especially like how there is some sort of air-conditioning unit, in all its industrial glory, a few feet from the front door. Maybe it’s art. The same builder built a house near us a few years back. Same type of square footage, tiny out of place kitchen, bad use of space, bad design. It went through several price drops (over 200k total) before it sold. And this is before the market drop.

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