A little-known gem of a community, Edmonds Village Condominiums is located barely over the north border of Shoreline. It stands so close to shopping, Costco, Home Depot and commuting routes, yet it's easy to miss. Towards the end of a cul-de-sac sits this complex of 24 units. Built on three levels in 1978 this well-designed condo has stood the test of time and design vernaculars. Now the mid-century design is back in, design magazines herald the classic MCM design, and the fantastic layout of these units allow for many different household configurations and lifestyles.
The top 8 units of the building have vaulted ceilings in the living, dining, and master bedrooms. Some have peek-a-boo views to the east for colorful sunrises over the Cascade peaks. The view is visible through the mature evergreen trees affording privacy in the living room, kitchen and from the balcony. All these units have garden windows collecting light into the classicly designed kitchen in any season of the year.
The tall ceilings along with the focal point of a wood burning fireplace make these 3rd-floor units especially appealing. With a proper mantle and hearth, these condos feel more like a single family home than a typical condo. The wet bar with the display area could be right out of a 1960's sitcom, but somehow the central proximity and attractiveness of the design seem to work in these units. This feature adds additional light in the center of the home.
The generously sized dining room with the other amenities makes for the perfect entertaining space. This floor plan is well laid out with various focal points and possibilities.
The full bath is also the guest bath with ample storage and is easily accessed from the 2nd bedroom. With even more storage in the hall and bedroom closets, residents can keep clutter out of sight.
The laundry room in most units is conveniently placed by the front door allowing for the noise of a load of laundry to be well away from the main living spaces. It's also a convenient drop zone when arriving home from errands. The ample size of the utility room allows for even more storage space tucked away where most people won't notice. There is plenty of room here for staples or a kitchen pantry.
The master bedroom has the largest closet, and it's own 3/4 ensuite. The west facing windows allows for the evening light and for sleeping in on the weekends. It's a good size room large enough for a king size bed and dressers.
The second level homes are all on the one level with just one flight of stairs up and with the same layout as the third floors described above. They have the standard height ceiling, with none of the cobweb challenges.The end units are one bedroom units allowing for the downstairs floor plan to take up part of that footprint.
The first level condos are one flight of stairs down at the entry. The dining and living rooms are separated by two stairs making the living room lower than the rest of the unit. The end units are townhomes, with another bedroom on the second level. These "garden level" units have sliding doors that exit to their patios with their own private garden and storage space.
The end unit condos units vary from the interior units in many ways with different floor plans.
Each condo has its own semi-private single car garage with an additional lockable store room and an uncovered parking space. Guest parking never seems to be a problem here, and there is additional parking available on the street.
The HOA is strong and well run. The pride of ownership is readily apparent in the upkeep of the exteriors and mature landscaping. A recent update of fire alarms was required by the city and a small assessment was levied. The HOA is back on track so now the community is safer than ever with the addition of new wifi fire alarms.
The quiet and convenient location makes traveling to work and play easy. There is a short paved trail to the intersection of 205th in Shoreline and Highway 99. A great place to catch a bus to Seattle, Everett, or points east. The proximity to Edmonds Way is an easy route to access the charm of Downtown Edmonds or the Kingston Ferry. Or go just a little further at arrive at the transit hub near Costco and Home Depot.
These condos make a wonderful first or second home. All the while knowing the well run HOA will maintain your investment if you are there or not.
At the writing of this post, there was no restrictions on pets and no rental cap (buyer should always verify). Few restrictions are a rare thing, and when you experience the peace and serenity of this complex tucked into large trees you will also be smitten. People don't move away from this complex often.
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