Gio and Kelly's New Home!
Historic West Seattle Pump House

424 SW Kenyon Street
3BR & 3-bath Single Family House Conversion  -  Industrial Chic!
Year Built 1927
Sq Footage 3,300
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms 2 full, 1 partial
Floors 3
Parking 4+ Car garage
Lot Size 10,500 sqft
Heat/Air Conditioning Electric heat pump


Once in a lifetime opportunity to own a piece of history, the West Seattle Pump House. Originally designed to pump water from the Duwamish River up to the reservoir, this unique property converted to a creative whimsical residence and workspace for artist or artisan, car collector, urban farmer or other creative endeavors. Interior has sweeping 16' ceilings, 3BR/3Bths, separate master suite, family room, awesome post-modern kitchen. Workshop, art studio, outbuildings, on 1/4+ acre on greenbelt.

The perfect home for an artist, hobbyist, car enthusiast or urban farmer.  Located on a city-owned greenbelt, this home features seclusion and plenty of space for any pursuit.


- Dining room - Family room - Laundry room
- Living room - Master bath - Office/Den
- Dishwasher - Dryer - Garbage disposal
- Stove/Oven - Trash compactor - Washer
- Balcony, Deck, or Patio - Garden - Lawn
- Central A/C - Cable-ready - High-speed internet
- Wired - Covered parking - Garage - Detached
- Off-street parking - Hot Tub - Patio

West Seattle Pump House featured on CNN!


- Incredible unique architecure is modern yet timeless
- located on a dead-end street, surrounded by a greenbelt, overlooking the city
- two outbuildings plus an attached workshop


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Seattle Waterworks West Kenyon Street Pump House built 1927

Art deco structural brick main building with additional buttress strengthening. Steel strap strengthening inside walls. The building originally held two continuously operating water pumps and the building was built to accommodate this. The cement foundation is up to 2 feet thick. The exterior brick is government hardened variety as is the mortar so there is virtually no wear after 85 years.

2nd owner in private hands. Complete remodel/rebuild. 8 year restoration project.

3 floors in the main building. Very modern, NY Loft style. Steel girder and post supports. Exposed HVAC ducting. Granite and marble floors throughout main level.

New everything, plumbing, wiring, etc.
New 1" waterline to building. All new copper line plumbing throughout, new drains, etc.
2- 200amp power boxes, 1 - 100amp box, exterior 40amp breaker for hot tub, etc.

Ground-up Kitchen finished last year with ..
New Red Lacquered Cabinets, Siemens Induction Cooktop, New Stainless Fridge, Custom built-in 600 cfm exhaust fan. JennAir Convection Oven, Sharp Microwave Drawer. Built-in 18 Bottle Wine Cooler, Hidden Bosch Dishwasher, 2 hp all stainless disposal, in and under cabinet lights, etc.
Flamed granite counter tops with cold rolled steel strap edging on lower counter. Custom curved 2" Solid Bamboo upper counter.
Large single sink with restaurant style spring-loaded faucet.

1st Floor bathroom has all-glass sink and faucet on a custom built counter top of 1 1/4 thick green marble. With exposed sand-blasted brick walls and 75,000 hour led disc lights built in to groutless marble floor.

Heat pump (Hot/Cold) with exposed spiral ducting and custom vent work.
Oversized air handler for maximum airflow throughout building.

Double glass door entry. All granite floor with steel square inserts. 16 foot ceiling height in great room with light well and Escher style 'flying' stairways with custom railings.

Large lowered media room with built-in surround sound speakers in ceiling. Hidden wires in walls for hanging Plasma/LCD Screens. Hi-speed Internet connection.

2nd floor has 2 bedrooms and a common full bath. Exposed brick walls in both.

3rd floor is one solid bedroom, 800+ square feet. Lots of windows.
Brand new 3/4 bath with 3 x 5 walk-in shower with custom shower heads, all glass doors. Solid bamboo floors, marble counter-top.
Also a  large walk-in closet, and a walk-out deck with nice views of the mountains and valley below.

The building sits on roughly 20,000 square feet of very secluded flat property. There are no real neighbors as 3 sides are Seattle greenbelt and quite a distance to the closest house. It has 15' thula hedges across the front. The property is fully fenced with a sliding electric gate (not currently operating).

The 2nd Building (STUDIO).
A former city storage building of about 900 square feet, incredibly thick steel-girdered and galvanized sheet siding. It has clamshell front doors measuring 12' x 20' and open completely. As a working artist, it is the ultimate space for art/cars/projects. Lots of windows and plenty of power (not only in building 2, but throughout the property)

The 3rd Building (SHOP)
It is actual a fully functioning 8' x 40' container converted to a shop with doors, vents, lights, power and heat. I am currently storing a large car in there and it works great.

Located on a giant, secluded 10,000+sqft lot, surrounded by a city-owned greenbelt.

Virtual Tour of the West Seattle Pump House


Marlow Harris
Windermere Real Estate