We all know the number one rule in real estate – location, location, location! View Ridge is one of the most desirable neighborhoods in Seattle and this location, within View Ridge, is definitely a premium! Nestled amongst more expensive homes, this one-story home with basement offers so much upside potential for its next owner. Expansive Lake Washington and Cascade Mountain views can be achieved by adding a second story addition. But why stop there! Take it up another notch and add a roof top deck to create an impressive entertaining space with amazing views. With this location and view, there’s no need to worry about over-improving for the neighborhood.
Not ready for such a grand project? No worries, the home is perfectly functional and sweet just as it is. The sunny and spacious living room is warm and inviting and enjoys lake and mountain views from the expansive picture window. Warm hardwood floors are throughout the main level and were re-finished in 2010. The adjacent dining room will easily accommodate a larger table and enjoys both views to the lake and of the back yard. The original kitchen has plenty of storage and lovely views to the back yard.
You will appreciate the layout of the house, which features three bedrooms on the same level. All three main floor bedrooms are good size. The two bedrooms facing east enjoy gorgeous sunrises behind lake and mountain views. The 3rd bedroom overlooks the peaceful back yard.
You will appreciate the lower-level family room. This is the perfect spot for a large sectional and dedicated media space. The wood burning fireplace will add cozy ambiance this fall. Your guests will appreciate the roomy 4th bedroom on this level. The nearby ½ bath could be expanded to a ¾ bath and incorporated into the laundry area.
With summer in full swing, the private back yard and entertainment-sized patio will be a pleasant destination for lazy afternoons. The covered patio is perfect for year around grilling and enjoying alfresco dining no matter what our Seattle weather brings.
The lucky new owner will appreciate the home has been well maintained. Recent improvements include new roof and gutters in 2018, new hot water heater in 2018, and new furnace approximately 2013. The home has been pre-inspected including a sewer scope. Check out all of the home’s documents in the link below.
Check out the great amenities around this home!
Nearby is Warren G. Magnuson Park, where you will find more than four miles of walking trails along the shores of Lake Washington, grassy fields, evergreen and deciduous trees and brush and captivating public art installations. The park’s “historic district” features more than 20 brick and metal structures built in the 1930s and 1940s. Formerly a military base, Magnuson Park has many landmarks and historical sites that prominently display Art Deco style architecture. Magnuson also has a huge variety of amenities and features such as sports fields, community garden, wetland habitat, trails, boat launch, community center, swimming beach, and more! Discover a great urban park which includes pieces of Seattle’s military past and eco-friendly future! Warren G. Magnuson Park sits on a splendid mile-long stretch of Lake Washington’s shoreline in northeast Seattle. At 350 acres, it is Seattle’s second largest park.
Warren G. Magnuson Park is the home of Seattle’s most popular public boat launch. The launch puts boaters and jet skiers directly into Lake Washington. For a quieter experience, boaters motor out into the expansive lake to spend the day swimming, fishing or just hanging out. A fresh-water license is required for each person fishing.
Established in 1958, View Ridge Swim & Tennis Club was founded by a group of charter members who wanted to create a gathering place for their neighbor friends and families to enjoy a summer activities in a community setting. The club is a member-owned, guests-welcome facility. While families and staff have come and gone, and the neighborhood itself as evolved over many decades, the fundamental vision, purpose and values behind “the pool” are still at the center today. The original vision was to create and foster a place built on safety, responsibility, respect, and of course, fun so that members and their guests, could have a place to call their “special summer home away from home”.
The View Ridge Playfield has something for everyone. Sports fans will enjoy the softball field, basketball courts, and grassy open spaces. Little ones will love playing on the extensive playground with swings, slides, and equipment for many ages. Join us in the summer time to cool off in the wading pool. Picnickers will appreciate the covered shelter with picnic tables and tables placed around the park under mature shade trees. Bathrooms, drinking fountains, and accessible paved paths are also on site.
Magnuson Cafe & Brewery is a modern American brew house restaurant that is all about community, featuring a 15BBL brew house with 14 beers on tap, and a large outdoor deck (covered and heated) on the shores of Lake Washington.
Check out the nearby Mountaineers Club, largest of their branches, Seattle gives lovers of the outdoors an opportunity to try out hiking, backpacking, scrambling, climbing, skiing, snowshoeing, wilderness navigation, first aid, family activities, folk dances, leadership training, naturalist study, photography, sea kayaking and sailing.
Just blocks away is the Burke-Gilman Trail. This ia a popular recreational trail for walkers, runners, cyclists, skaters and commuters. The trail is jointly maintained by Seattle Department of Transportation and Seattle Parks and Recreation.
University Village is Seattle’s only outdoor lifestyle shopping center, offering a unique mix of locally-owned boutiques, signature national retailers, and a distinct collection of restaurants and eateries. With more than 120 stores and restaurants, University Village is the exclusive destination in Washington to find notable brands such as Room & Board, RH Gallery, Brandy Melville, Pottery Barn Kids, and Scotch & Soda. University Village’s many restaurants range from casual outdoor dining to date night, and include local favorites such as Elemental Wood Fired Pizza and internationally renowned cuisine at Din Tai Fung.