Seattle Yikes: The Sequel

5409 Denver Ave S, Seattle, WA 98108

740 square feet. Sold last month for $125,000 in Seattle, Washington.

5409 Denver Ave S, Seattle, WA 98108

100% covered in garbage.

5409 Denver Ave S, Seattle, WA 98108

I like how the box from the microwave in the second photo above is still just lying around the house in the third photo.

5409 Denver Ave S, Seattle, WA 98108

It’s bad luck to open an umbrella indoors, but I think that’s the least of this person’s problems.

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3 Comments on "Seattle Yikes: The Sequel"

  1. That looks like a zoning problem. You don’t want a dump THAT close to an industrial area.

  2. Emerald63 | May 15, 2014 at 2:52 PM |

    Something’s not right here, and I don’t mean just the deplorable state of this… shack. Maybe I could believe the price if it were for the land, if it were in a good location. But… there is no land, other than what’s directly underneath the hovel. Plus, it’s about a mile past the end of one of King County International’s runways and about the length of a football field from multiple train tracks. As far as I can tell, there is NO advantage to purchasing this place. All I can think is that perhaps the owners of the NEIGHBORING property (to indicate the proximity) just wanted to be rid of it, regardless of cost. I mean, if the type of person who would live there were to, say, light the place on fire through negligence, their plant would likely go up in flames, too.

  3. Perhaps the best clue is that the dirty spiderwebs hanging in the kitchen and bathroom look to have been there longer than the last inhabitant – whose trash, folding-table furniture, and toys peg him as under thirty.

    I suspect this was the grandparent’s home (and that it likely is grandfathered, re zoning), and that it stood empty for a bit after s/he passed – after which shiftless kiddo moved into it, stuck a dish on the roof, and occupied it as a virtual squatter. Something changed – kiddo’s been placed in supervised living arrangements, probate finally released it to someone else in the family, all of the above – and here we are, with photos that seem to have been taken more to document the owner’s behavior than to show the house to a buyer.

    Given the new interest in micro-housing, someone might actually enjoy restoring it – and Seattle would be a good place to find them. :D


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