This Home in Bellevue Has Good Bones and Historic Charm

This historic home on Fairfield Avenue is full of design opportunities for owners willing to make it their own.

600 Fairfield Ave., Bellevue

We’re suckers for a good historic home. And you’ll find plenty just across the river in Bellevue, including this charmer, located right on Fairfield Avenue, the main artery of town.

Photograph courtesy Rebecca Messmer

The four bedroom, three-and-a-half bath home is perched above street level and features a stunning exterior with a variety of roof levels and green shingles. The closer you get, the more detail you’ll notice. When you walk up the stairs, note the stained-glass front door, built-in planters on the steps, and the intricate pillars on either side of the entry. But inside is where the historic character shines.

Photograph courtesy Rebecca Messmer

Although there are some spaces in this 1910 treasure that need a little work, the bones are certainly there. Original hardwood floors contrast the dark woodwork throughout, from the coffered ceilings featured in several rooms to the matching pillars that anchor the doorways.

The living room showcases one of the home’s four fireplaces and two built-in curio cabinets on either side of the entry, perfect for storing trinkets or books. Outdoor access is available just off the dining room, and around the corner, another living space is just waiting for the new owner to transform it into an office.

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The spacious kitchen features granite countertops, medium-tone wood cabinets, and lime green walls. Stainless appliances and a small dining area are great additions to a space that’s already full of potential, leaving future homeowners with plenty of opportunity to make it their own.

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Indoor-outdoor space abounds with a tiled sunroom connected to the first floor. Whether you open up the French doors to turn it into an al fresco dining space, transform it into a four-season living room, or even make it a playroom for the kids, this space is undoubtedly one of the most unique in the home.

Photograph courtesy Rebecca Messmer

On your way upstairs, notice the gorgeous stained-glass window in the stairwell. The second floor is almost entirely carpeted and might need a bit of TLC to bring it up to modern standards, but timeless details like the fireplace and soaking tub in the owner’s suite give it boatloads of potential. The lower level is equally full of possibility with spaces that could easily be transformed into entertaining areas, guest suites, or even a home gym.

Photograph courtesy Rebecca Messmer

Outside, the wraparound porch is the perfect place to take in Bellevue’s charming neighborhood feel—you can even watch the local parades on Fairfield Avenue from the comfort of home. In the side yard, the bones of a dreamy vegetable garden are already in place. We can’t wait to see what the new owners do with this home!

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