Updated Haller Lake Home For Sale
Welcome to this light-filled home in the Haller Lake neighborhood. Located at the end of a quiet cul-de-sac sitting up off the street, you’ll enjoy Cascade Mountain views in the distance and morning sunlight to start the day.
There are many features to love about the home, but what we think you’ll notice first is how warm and inviting the home feels. The open main level is spacious, yet cozy and is anchored by a wood burning fireplace. You will appreciate the beautifully refinished hardwood floors, updated lighting and tasteful contemporary finishes throughout.
The chef in the home will love the remodeled kitchen with sunny territorial views and stainless appliances. You will welcome the contemporary style which incorporates timeless elements of wood and stone, that will look great for years to come.
The desirable layout includes three bedrooms on the same level. The primary bedroom is roomy and features a private deck with views of the back yard. The main floor bathroom has been remodeled and includes subtle luxuries like heated tile floors and dual sinks.
The lower level family room is the perfect hangout spot for movie-night in or watching the big game with friends. A nearby alcove makes a great home office. The lower level is serviced by an updated full bath. The back yard is easily accessed from this level.
You will love the back yard! It was professionally designed by a landscape architect for easy maintenance and visual interest throughout the year. Each Fall the pergola will fill with Kiwi fruit for you to share with friends. You and your guests will enjoy the stamped concrete patio for socially distanced gatherings. String some lights, add some tiki torches and turn the covered area into a back yard tiki bar.
As an added bonus, the home also includes a solar power system that was installed in March of 2018 and includes future annual rebates through the Washington State Renewable Energy Solar Incentive Program totaling right around $10,000 over the next 5 years to the new owner. The system is under warranty through March 2028. The system has covered nearly all of the annual electric bills for the current owners.
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Amenities Around This Home
This home is located in one of the largest neighborhoods in north Seattle, Northgate. Northgate can be divided into four smaller sections: Haller Lake, where this home is situated, Pinehurst, Maple Leaf and Licton Springs. An important feature of this area will be the completion of of Sound Transit’s Link Light Rail station at Northgate in 2021. This extensive light rail system is poised to connect Tacoma, Seattle, Everett and the Greater Eastside. Much of Northgate Mall will soon be redeveloped into mixed office space, retail, and the headquarters for the new Seattle Kraken ice hockey team.
Just a short drive from this home is popular Northacres Park, this park is surrounded with a forest of fir and contains a small forest behind picnic area. Facilities include two ball fields, a play area for children, a dog off-leash area, and a spraypark. Another local park is Haller Lake Street End Park. This little park’s lovely winding path provides public access to the west side of the lake, along the North 125th Street right-of-way. Perfect for picnics (2 tables) and bird watching. The lake is also occasionally stocked with fish so this park is ideal for fishing!
Want to take in a round of golf? Just minutes away is the Jackson Park Golf Course. This course is known as the driest public course in the City of Seattle. The course is maintained by the City of Seattle and managed by Premier Golf Centers LLC. The course consists of an 18 hole Championship and a 9 hole Executive. Jackson Park Golf Course is also known for holding tournaments and for being the home to some wonderful golf clubs. Surrounding the golf course is the Jackson Park Trail. This gentle 2.2 mile trail winds its way through the native shrubs and old growth conifers that surround the Jackson Park Golf Course. Only a short section of the mostly flat gravel trail is wheelchair accessible, and there are two short, steep climbs along the way.
Northgate Mall is located nearby. Northgate Mall, was the first regional shopping center in the United States. Northgate Mall is anchored by by Bed Bath & Beyond, DSW, and Nordstrom Rack. Directly across the street from Northgate Mall is Northgate North, a multi level mall anchored by Target and Best Buy.
What The Seller’s Love About This Home
“Location, location, location” This saying is exhausted in the real estate world, but in this home, it speaks truth. This house has the convenience of living in the city with the space that is typically found in the suburbs. Our home is nestled in a quiet cul-de-sac and neighborhood that is close enough to the city for foodies, arts lovers and the multitude of work options found south; while also far enough north to avoid most of the southbound traffic for those who commute toward Everett or Lynnwood. With easy access to I-5 and the Northgate Transit Center, the home makes the entire Seattle easy to explore. Trouble is, you may never want to leave your new home. The backyard oasis has a great lawn for playing with kids or pets, surrounded by a myriad of foliage and fruit.
Living at the “top” of that quiet cul-de-sac, you’ll find yourself enjoying beautiful sunrises over the Cascade Range while you sip your morning coffee. The mountain view of both the Cascades and Mt. Rainier were a favorite of ours and of our guests. Dinner cleanup and other everyday doldrums are less a bother while eyeing up the sunlit Cascades and clouds at the end of the day. At night we often found ourselves embracing the “hygge” mentality, cozying up to family and friends by the beautiful hearth enjoying conversation or the latest Netflix sensation.
Most importantly, we adored the people of our cul-de-sac. North 114th St is a place of support and neighborliness. It is a place we knew our neighbors’ names and that they cared about the space we all live in. We always felt our neighbors had our backs, and so appreciated the welcome when we moved in, and the warm hug of goodbye.
This house yearns for gatherings. We often found ourselves struggling to decide just where to host friends when they’d come over. Take your pick from a socially distant happy hour on the front patio, to a large gathering where guests are able to easily flow indoors through the open concept floor plan of both levels to the outdoor deck options and backyard. Even still, in midst of the COVID-19 pandemic, the house transitioned beautifully to a space where one could work from home in the first-floor alcove, while having the space for pets, kids, and mental breaks throughout the day.
You’ll love sharing in the beautiful Seattle summers in your backyard. The layout was designed by a landscape architect who incorporated native shrubs and flowers so that there is consistent bloom throughout the year, without heavy maintenance. The pergola will fill with Kiwi, ready to be picked in late fall and for the everyday gardener, you’ll love the scattered beds of the front and backyard to plant annuals as you do or don’t see fit. String the lights, have a party, N 114th is a house of love and light, ready and waiting for you.