The handsome, timber-framed, renovated Tudor Revival residence, first occupied by Edmond S. Meany’s daughter Margaret Meany and her husband J. Arthur Younger, retains nearly all of its key historic features. These include: coved ceilings with picture rails; lath and plaster walls; original leaded glass windows on the main floor; gleaming oak floors. Gracious but not pretentious, the residence was designed for cozy family gatherings. Its front and back entry porches and well-proportioned reception spaces support entertaining on any scale, from modest to magnificent, as if on a rural estate.

Acting from an inspired sense of stewardship, the chain of owners has zealously guarded history while making considered, respectful improvements. Without sacrificing an ounce of charm the current owners have over the years introduced many thoughtful renovations. Custom insulated, double-paned Cherry Creek windows reproduce the elegance of the leaded-glass originals with the advantage of energy savings. The updated kitchen with gas cooktop, Corian countertops and Sub-Zero refrigerator is suited for both weeknight dinners and special-occasion feasts. The remodeled master bath with heated floors and attached dressing room adds a touch of luxury on chilly Seattle mornings. Copper plumbing, automatic irrigation, an energy-efficient furnace and alarm system take the stress out of moving in. The architectural composition shingle roof is warrantied through 2054.

You, the new steward, will enjoy the best of both worlds – a meticulously preserved sense of history and a practical house that has been carefully outfitted for the modern family.

1233 NE 88th, Seattle, WA

4 BR 2.5 BA

Well preserved Tudor Revival

Renovations through 2010

1926 construction

Master suite with dressing room

Lot size: 19,187 (per 2016 survey)

Circular floor plan

Chef’s kitchen

New copper water line 2007

New roof 2004

Heated floor in master bath