Are you a fan of contemporary houses? Even if you aren't, I bet our recent flip could change your mind! Check out the before & afters shots of this MILLION DOLLAR Seattle home we completely rehabbed!!!

Real Estate Broker/Owner with Cathy Ashley McAlister, GRI CDPE - Broker / Sacramento


Sacramento or Seattle.  It does not matter.  When you have good "contemporary" bones in a home, many things can be possible.   Take a look at this wonderful rehab in Seattle with loads of design and finish ideas. 

If you are looking for something in unique and different in Sacramento, give me a call.  We are here to help.  Serving River City Homeowners since 1981! 


Original content by Heaton Dainard

exterior seattle home


So Heaton Dainard found an investor this property to flip, assisted with all financing (hard money loan), assisted our investor in creating an exit strategy and rehab plan, used our trusted contractors and stagers and had the house sold before it even went on the market for top dollar!  It sold for over a million, nearly double what it was purchased for before the rehab. Let us know what you think of the transformation. I'll be updating the blog with the number breakdown in the coming week, so stayed tuned in to Heaton Dainard's blog!

Contemporary houses are becoming more and more sought after in Seattle.  I know it's common for real estate agents to say that contemporary houses sit on the market longer and are harder to sell, but it's not the case in Seattle.  Perhaps it's the influence of the tech industry in our backyard, but modern and contemporary design is becoming a favorite of home buyers in the Pacific Northwest.

Here are the before shots:


And let's take a look at the AFTER shots!


Active Rain community, I want to hear from you! Do you like contemporary homes? What do you think of our most recent flip?  What do you LOVE about our Laurelhurst project?


Comments (10)

Mary Macy
Top Agents Atlanta Metro - Roswell, GA
Top Agents Atlanta Metro

Wow, pretty amazing before and after pictures.  I like contemporary, not the hot colors although, just a little too flashy for me, but hey, there is a buyer for everything

Jan 03, 2012 03:58 PM
Cathy McAlister
Cathy Ashley McAlister, GRI CDPE - Broker / Sacramento - Sacramento, CA
Sacramento DRE#00648507

So true Mary.  We have Eichler and Streng homes here in Sacramento that would be perfect for this type of transformation.  Even on a smaller scale it could be very dramatic.

Jan 03, 2012 04:03 PM
Nicole Needham
Needham Realty - Winters, CA
SFR (530) 302-5478


If you would not has disclosed the home was in Seattle I would have thought Sacramento. What an amazing transformation. We have a home in Fair Oaks that could benefit from such a face lift.

Jan 03, 2012 04:27 PM
John M. Scott
BRE # 01442690, Scott Keys Properties - San Francisco, CA
Broker / Owner San Francisco Bay Area

Beautiful transformation Cathy. The new architectural elements really make it. We have a lot of Eichler homes here in the Bay area too. Always a pleasant surprise to see one. From the simplest to the complex, that man was a genius for his time.

Jan 03, 2012 04:41 PM
Kasey & John Boles
Jon Gosche Real Estate, LLC - - Boise, ID
Boise & Meridian, ID Ada/Canyon/Gem/Boise Counties

Wow!  That after looks awesome!  Beautiful.  Happy 2012! -Kasey

Jan 03, 2012 06:32 PM
Doug Bullwinkel
Envoy Mortgage,NMLS ID 6666 - Roseville, CA
Mortgage Loan Originator NMLS #281609

Now that's what I would call a rehab.  It's amazing what a good eye can spot and a great contractor can create. Thanks for sharing this great transformation.

Jan 03, 2012 06:49 PM
Dan Mincher, CCIM
The Vollman Company, Inc. - Sacramento, CA
Sacramento Commercial Real Estate

Amazing!  Somebody had a crystal clear vision of what would work and it certainly does. 

Jan 04, 2012 06:57 AM
EC, JF, Double R and Zoey the Cool Cat
Russel Ray Photos - San Diego, CA

I love what you did. Those before pictures are enough to cause permanent blindness!

Jan 05, 2012 10:46 AM
Jane Peters
Home Jane Realty - Los Angeles, CA
Los Angeles real estate concierge services

Wow, this is a stunning change.  It does not look a thing like the original.

Jan 06, 2012 04:03 PM
Todd Clark
eXp Realty LLC - Tigard, OR
Principle Broker Oregon


Wow, what a change and that place is amazing. I can't believe that you were able to change that place so much. (Can't even tell it is the same house) I'm betting the neighbors are loving you.


Jan 08, 2012 04:39 PM