On the Market: A Hillside Beauty in Bethany

text and photos by Lynne Rostochil

By the time I post this, I’m sure this lovely one-owner home on the hill will be sold.  That’s how popular the open house was yesterday when hoards of Squadders, neighbors, and prospective buyers showed up to tour this rare International style delight in Bethany.

bethany hillside house ext

bethany hillside house front porch

Designed by Curtis Seales as his personal residence and built in 1966, the home is in excellent original condition except for a few light fixtures that can be switched out very easily.  You’ll see what I mean as we tour this very well laid out, two level home.  The upper level contains the open formal living (with fireplace) and dining areas:

bethany hillside house living

bethany hillside house living room fireplace

bethany hillside house dining

Yes, all of those are push-to-open cabinets, and the bar can flip up and close to enlarge the dining space or come down to make a pass through to the kitchen and to create a serving station.  How cool is that?!

Off of the living room is a huge slider to an outdoor deck that runs the entire length of the living room and overlooks one of the prettiest backyard spaces I’ve seen in a long time:

Bethany hillside house - backyardThose trees!

Back indoors and on the other side of the dining room is a bright and roomy kitchen and breakfast room.

Bethany hillside house kitchen

I love the placement of the sink that looks out to the paradise that is the backyard!

In addition to these living spaces, the three bedrooms are also on the upper floor, two on the east side of the house with a Jack and Jill bathroom and the much more secluded master in the north side of the house:

bethany hillside house master bedroom

A slider opens out to a private porch for two:

bethany hillside house balcony

And an accent wall cleverly hides my favorite room of the house, the master bath:

bethany hillside house bed bath

Bethany hillside house bathroom

bethany hillside house vanity

Look at this tub and surround!!

Bethany hillside house bathroom tile

Complete perfection!  The Jack and Jill bath has the same sassy tilework, too, so the tots don’t have to be excluded from such fun and exuberant beauty.

So, you might think that you’ve seen just about everything, but you’d be wrong.  Down the stairs off the main hallway…

bethany hillside house hall stairs

Is a giant den, complete with a bar and built-in shelves…

Bethany hillside house den 1

And a private exit to a cozy patio outside:

Bethany hillside house den 2

There’s also a small office off the den on the way to the carport.

It’s difficult to believe that all 2,500+ sf of this mid-century gem is selling for just $189,000.  Maybe that’s why there were two offers on the place by yesterday afternoon and the realtor was expecting more today.  Hopefully, the buyer will appreciate everything about this house and will keep it as original and pristine as the Seales have all of these years.