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A historic house with a midcentury renovation

A white and brown three-peaked roof house sits on a neighborhood street with a sunset behind it. Photos by FloorPlanOnline/Joel Highet

There are some homes that stay true to the era in which they were built—homes like this midcentury modern time capsule or this Beaux Arts mansion. But more often than not, homes change over the years, adapting and transforming through the decades.

Take this six-bedroom, four-and-a-half bath house in Seattle, Washington. Located in the Eastlake neighborhood north of downtown, the home was first constructed in 1910. Then, in the mid-1950s renowned local architect Clayton Young remodeled the home, adding midcentury sensibilities to the mix.

The result is a three-story house with three peaked roofs reminiscent of a classic Victorian, but with 1950s style inside. Wood paneling, built-ins, and a central brick fireplace take center stage in the living room, and a galley kitchen has a mish-mash of updates and midcentury design. Plentiful windows let in light and provide views of Lake Union and the Cascade mountains. The home also features a mother-in-law suite with its own brick fireplace, kitchen, and bedrooms, making it a good option to rent out separately.

Love what you see? 2423 11th Avenue East is on the market now for $1,599,980.

A living room has a brick fireplace, wood paneling, and a white couch.
The main home’s living room has a central brick fireplace, built-ins, and wood paneling.
A living room has gray couches, a wooden coffee table, and a white fireplace.
A more traditional Victorian-style fireplace in a separate sitting room.
A dining room has seating for six, a gray rug, and a green and white floral accent wall.
The home’s dining room features a bold floral accent wall.
A kitchen has beige and white cabinets and counters and wood floors.
The galley-style kitchen features midcentury cabinets.
A bedroom with a beige coverlet, gray rug, and a small seating area next to it.
One of six spacious bedrooms in the listing.
A living room with a brick fireplace, wall paneling, and couches.
The living room in the mother-in-law apartment, which rents for $2,500 per month.