Tour a Little Seattle Bungalow
Just Blocks from Puget Sound

By: Emily McCrary-Ruiz-Esparza House Tours
Photo by Michele Equitz for House Method

Calm, cool, and thoughtful are words that come to mind when scrolling photos of this beautiful bungalow in West Seattle. The homeowners, both engineers at Boeing, have spent the last year making the home their own. They’re updated the facade from dated to modern, replaced carpets, added a mantel, and incorporated touches that make a house a home.

In fact, you can follow the homeowners on Instagram @little_seattle_bungalow to see just how much they’ve updated their home and to follow their progress. We checked in with them to hear more about their West Coast bungalow.

Photographs by Michele Equitz for House Method.

Photo by Michele Equitz for House Method

Dining Room The bungalow's dining room in cool grays and whites

Photo by Michele Equitz for House Method

Living room The living room, awash in light from those spectacular windows

Photo by Michele Equitz for House Method

Details Little nods to the nearby sound dot the home

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Living room Adorning the room in neutral tones like these grays and whites keeps a bright room calm and cool

Photo by Michele Equitz for House Method

Details This mantel was added by the homeowners during their renovation

Photo by Michele Equitz for House Method

Details Plenty of foliage keeps the house bright and alive, like these air-purifying spider plants

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Details Floating shelves with minimalist accoutrement keep the space feeling neat and clean

Photo by Michele Equitz for House Method

Bedroom The neutral tones continue to the bedroom, which is backdropped by gentle green walls

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Details This bedroom reading nook is a favorite of the homeowners

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Details More sweet details and plenty of floating shelves

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Curb Appeal The uncovered front porch is one of the homeowners' favorite features of this home

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Tell us a little bit about your home.

Our home was built in 1942 to house Boeing employees building B-17 bombers during World War II. It’s always made me smile that it’s now ended up in the hands of two more Boeing employees (my husband and I both work for the company). We have owned it for exactly one year, and while it was in good condition, it needed a lot of updates to catch up to modern day convenience and living. So far we have expanded a bedroom to make it a true master-sized space, re-sided the entire house, built a fireplace mantel, and put in new carpet in the bedrooms. Our next big projects will be a kitchen renovation and tackling the basement to finish it off as further living space.

Why did you choose this house?

We loved the neighborhood and the vintage charm of the house. The Seattle housing market is unbelievably hot, so we were lucky to get a home in such a great area, but we have lots of updates to do!

Tell us about a favorite memory here.

Well, we’ve only been here a year, but we love having friends over. We barbecue, hop down to Alki in the summer, and love walking up to The Westy pub to watch the Seahawks.

Tell us what you love most about this home.

My favorite feature is definitely the coved ceilings in our living room. It’s an original feature and it’s gorgeous. Certainly not something you run across very often, so it’s one piece of the house we will never touch.

Do you have a favorite detail?

We love our front porch. It’s large but uncovered so it feels very open and still allows for lots of light through the living room windows.

Photo by Michele Equitz for House Method

What part of the home is your biggest indulgence?

So far it’s definitely our master bedroom. We doubled the size of it so it’s comfortable for us to live in but not so large that it appears obscene in relationship to the size of the house. Our goal is to keep the original character of the home.

How have you created your home to suit your lifestyle?

We’re still working on it. We have our master bedroom just how we like it, but our kitchen remodel is definitely going to be a great chance for us to create another space that fits our lifestyle. Currently we don’t have a dishwasher, so we’re really looking forward to that update!

Has this home at all changed the way that you live?

Yes! We downsized from a 2,000 square foot home, so we we’re getting good at eliminating items we don’t need and coming up with smart storage ideas.

What does home mean to you?

To me, home is the place you still miss no matter where you’re traveling in the world.

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