We all know the three golden rules of real estate – location, location, location. There is so much to love about living in Green Lake and living this close, you can almost feel the pull of the lake. Within a short stroll you can be at the park, or head up the hill to Tangle Town, where cafes and pubs can’t wait to greet you. Green Lake is a lifestyle and this home provides a casual elegance and easy lifestyle that you will happily call home.
Built in 2005, the home feels fresh out of a magazine with perfectly proportioned rooms – not too big and cold like modern new construction, but warm and inviting. A place where family and friends can’t wait to gather. They may have quiet conversations in the family room by the gas fireplace flanked by custom cabinets. Maybe they offer to help you in your beautiful kitchen and comment on the distinctive marble countertops and how much they enjoy the view to the backyard. You smile to yourself and nod in appreciation. You think of all of the exquisite features that one might individually overlook- the Craftsman details like fir doors and intricate molding, all of the windows that bring in natural light, radiant heat to cut down dust, the warm wood floors, your fabulous main floor office, the intimate living room with gas fireplace centered between built-in window benches, and the mud room with built-in bench and storage for everyone’s shoes and jackets. You love your home and couldn’t imagine living anywhere else!
The master bedroom is a welcome retreat at the end of day. The attached master bath has the beauty, charm and elegance of a bygone era. Every fixture, every element, every detail was meticulously chosen to work together for a timeless design that will look beautiful for years to come. You appreciate that there are two other bedrooms and a full bath for guests on this level. The second bedroom has access to loft storage. This is a unique feature that you love, not only for the additional storage, but because your friends get a kick out of the ladder. Finally, you have a laundry room with extra storage on the same level as the bedrooms. Sometimes it’s the small things that makes life easier.
The lower level was the icing on the cake. You love how the room feels generous with lots of window and high ceilings. Even your super tall friends feel comfortable here. The family room is the perfect spot for that huge sectional. You’ve spent many contented hours binge watching Netflix with a big bowl of popcorn. While the room is spacious, you’ve always admired how warm and cozy the room feels, even in the winter. The heated floors were a definite plus! You haven’t decided what to do with the bonus room yet. Maybe a second home office? It would also make a great play space and hide all of the toys.
You’re looking forward to finishing off the 3/4 bathroom down here. It’s all plumbed and ready to go. You just need to put your designer hat on and let your creativity fly.
The days are getting longer and the evening air is warming up. You’re looking forward to once again enjoying long conversations with friends over a glass of wine in the back yard. You marvel at how peaceful the yard feels. You watch the birds fly down to the water feature to take a sip and enjoy a quick splash in the creek. You remind yourself that it’s time to fill the bird feeder. Tomorrow you’ll do that. For right now you just want to relax and enjoy the moment. Yes, buying this home and moving to Green Lake was one of your best decisions ever!
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Seattle’s Green Lake neighborhood is one of the city’s most vibrant communities. With so many activities available within this neighborhood it has become a destination for people from all over the region.
Green Lake Park is one of Seattle’s most beloved parks. Its expanse of water and green space in the center of a dense urban neighborhood draws thousands of people daily from all over the city. The park serves as a natural preserve for hundreds of species of trees and plants, as well as numerous birds and waterfowl. The 2.8-mile Green Lake Loop Path provides a perfect recreational spot for runners, bikers, skaters and walkers. Many others use the athletic fields or visit the park for boating, picnics and swimming.
The Green Lake Pitch & Putt is a short par 3 course that is great for beginners, practicing, junior golfers, and just having fun!
Woodland Park is an exciting, multipurpose 90.9-acre park and recreation space just southwest of Green Lake and north of the Fremont district. The park is largely occupied by the Woodland Park Zoo, but also includes some picnic space, a formal rose garden, a few open spaces, and a play area for children. Just south of Green Lake Park, the park is an ideal spot for picnics with reservable picnic areas, barbecues, woods, pleasant grassy hills and pathways. It is also one of the city’s most active hubs for sports and recreation, including walkway paths, several play fields, tennis courts, lawn bowling, horseshoe pits, a skate park, BMX bike course and the Lower Woodland off-leash area; this a one-acre dog park on a slope that has benches, a doggie drinking fountain and a small and shy dog area.
From the Sellers
What we love about this home…
“When we decided to rebuild the home we purchased, we chose to use concepts found around the small home. The idea of being able to view other rooms with no room being large and cumbersome, each area intimate and comfortable. This was a style we were familiar with due to our upbringing. Additionally, we felt the house needed to true the era of the neighborhood with a classic, elegant style and modern efficiencies. Built in the craftsman style with clear fir trim, built-ins, an abundance of south facing windows for natural light, oak hardwood floors on the first and second levels, , a high ceiling basement, hydronic radiant heat throughout and Cat-5 cabling, for us, we feel we accomplished our intent. Over the years we have had many people stop and comment on the wonderful job we did updating an “old” house not realizing is was a new home. We have even had a few neighbors tell us they voted it their favorite house in the neighborhood.
We loved and frequently used the welcoming front porch. Many evenings were spent there relaxing with a glass of wine while people watching or conversing with the many people walking by. When we chose to be more private, we would retire to the back porch where the endless stream water feature muted the noise of the city giving us the illusion of isolation. The back porch provided an excellent spot for morning coffee watching the sunlight change as it worked its way through the leaves during the summer months. In the winter months, coffee next to the gas fireplace in the room off the kitchen was the next best thing with the winter morning light streaming in the windows overlooking the backyard.
On the holidays our home was the de-facto choice for gatherings. We would have to accommodate gathering sizes often over 50 people. Loved ones and guests were able to see the other members in other rooms, change rooms to join a different topic of conversation without everyone being in one room being excessively loud. The little ones were able to have a place they could go to make all the noise they wanted without interfering with the conversations. Of course, the main room for gathering was as usual the kitchen which itself was able to accommodate many without feeling crowded or impacting the delivery of the requisite food. Having a long driveway afforded plenty of off-street parking requiring plenty of coordination when the time to leave for the evening was nigh.
The location was ideal for us. With both Green Lake and Lower Woodland Park so close it felt like we had a recreational complex available 24/7. We had daily walks around the lake with our golden retrievers. Used the track for morning runs. Our son was involved in baseball and nearly all the games were then within walking distance. For our quiet walks we would walk to the Woodland Park Rose Garden when the roses were in bloom and for a diversion we would walk up the hill to Tangletown’s Elysian for beer and burger, a coffee at Zoka’s or an excellent meal the Mkt. During the summer months the Meridian Farmer’s Market was a short walk away.
For years working as a nurse for the University Hospital, walking or riding a bike to work was a great way to start the day, quiet and lacking the stress of traffic. Commuting elsewhere from the home is simple with easy access to 99, Eastlake or Westlake Avenues and I-5 making our home the ideal place for visiting relatives from afar to stay while partaking in the many Greater Seattle tourist sites.”