Where the signs are hung by the curb with care …

Maybe too soon for the Christmas phrase-turns; blame the decorations that already have sneaked into some stores … But we digress. This post is about real estate — always a Sunday pastime as “open house” signs pop up on corners around WS. A couple noteworthy offerings, not necessarily brand-new, but they just hit our radar. First, 4315 SW Stevens, across the street from PCC , across the alley from McDonald’s, $725K:


This is notable because the property was home to a hair salon that some neighbors were upset about (as reported here last March). Thanks to WSB reader Luckie for the tip that it’s now for sale; she sent the photo shown above as well as a photo of the flyer posted in the window, which touts “beautiful extended family home … also has a fully running hair salon … you can work from home!” Here’s the official listing page, though it currently appears to be displaying the wrong photos. … Now, to another up-for-sale home, with almost twice the price ($1,499,000), almost twice the age, and countless times the history:


That’s the Herren House at 1603 45th SW, shown in a photo from the city Department of Neighborhoods’ page detailing its history, which DON says dates back to 1891, though King County property records say 1900. Interestingly, the official listing website calls this house “The Painted Lady,” same as the still-apparently-unsold “Satterlee House” on Beach Drive.

10 Replies to "Where the signs are hung by the curb with care ..."

  • Jan October 21, 2007 (1:35 pm)

    I wonder what that first house looks like from the back…it almost looks like that is the “salon” part in the back…perhaps what they are calling the MIL?

    The second house is a favorite of mine. I’ve always known it as the Painted Lady (and I really don’t see anything “painted” about the Satterlee House)…it’s been a little of everything, was even divided into apartments at one point…just lovely…

  • Forest October 21, 2007 (3:10 pm)

    Any word on that parcel with the setback house and deep front yard adjoining and immediately north of the PCC store on California near Stevens? I assume the owner wants a fortune for it, otherwise it would have been sold for condos long ago.

  • willamina c. October 21, 2007 (4:15 pm)

    Yeah, I’m buying a Lotto ticket tonight to benefit my “Buy the Herren House” fund.

    (I could settle for the Satterlee House, too, but I never liked that one as much as the Herren House. I never could figure out why the Satterlee House was called “the painted lady” either, Jan, so we’re both confused.)

  • Keith October 21, 2007 (4:37 pm)

    The pictures on the Century21 site seem to show a different yet familiar property… maybe on California?

  • Gina October 21, 2007 (5:45 pm)

    I knew the Herron house as the Hippie House when growing up.

  • GenHillOne October 21, 2007 (5:48 pm)

    Jan – the web page had correct photos earlier in the week and the salon is right in what would be the living room. The chair is in front of the fireplace and you can see right into the kitchen. The MIL is downstairs. It actually looked absent of structural alterations (for the business) and like it could converted back to a home easily.

    Forest – is that for sale? Ironically, I thought that was Omni’s office…

  • Jan October 21, 2007 (5:54 pm)

    Willamina….maybe we could add a “donate” thingy to our blog/website …donate to upgrade our living arrangements…hehehe

  • Jan October 21, 2007 (5:55 pm)

    oh, and, WSB? I suppose you can get in a holiday spirit already…it’s only Oct. 21st, and already Christmas commercials on TV…OY!!!!!!

  • Ari October 22, 2007 (10:06 am)

    That house could have been in the movie psycho..

  • Trent October 22, 2007 (3:14 pm)

    The Herren house is a “Painted Lady style” house which dates back to Victorian homes in the late 1800’s and early 1900’s which were painted in multiple colors. This house is stunning and I went through the open house last week. It has so much charm and original detail – and the stain glass is unbelievable. I’ve been through the Satterlee house and have to say it doesn’t hold a candle to the Herren Painted Lady.

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