Oh, how this view will feed your soul. You will never tire of the ever-changing boating activity on full display from these expansive Lake Washington views. The home sits proudly high off the street to take full advantage of the gorgeous views. The welcoming front porch greets your guests with style reminiscent of a bygone era. What a perfect spot to start the day with a morning cup of coffee, or wind down in the evening with a glass of something lovely.
Built in 1908, you will appreciate the vintage details still present in the home today. Wood floors with mahogany inlay, box beam ceilings and a clinker brick fireplace flanked by windows and bench seating are just some of the turn of the century elements that will warm your heart and that makes this home truly special.
You will love the light-filled gracious living room and dining room. The wall of windows brings in natural light throughout the day and enjoys garden and Lake Washington views. The home has a definite casual east coast coastal feel, and this is most apparent in the living room and dining room. Maybe it’s the abundance of windows with beautiful trim work, or the original box beam ceilings, or the clean crisp white on white paint, whatever it is, a feeling of welcome and belonging is in the air. It’s easy to picture yourself entertaining friends or hosting large sit-down meals in front of the fireplace.
The heart of every home is the kitchen. Remodeled to reflect the era of the home, this kitchen will look beautiful for years to come. You’ll appreciate the timeless look of white cabinets, subway tile back splash, stainless appliances, farmhouse sink, wood floors, and wood plantation shutters on the windows. This spacious kitchen has lots of counter space and storage for all of your cooking gadgets. The owners envisioned a kitchen that was open and inviting and one that encouraged lots of cooks in the kitchen. We think they’ve achieved that goal and then some! Just off the kitchen is the back deck. This is a lovely, private spot for casual dining and entertaining.
You will appreciate the layout of the home and the flexibility it offers. The main level enjoys two good sized bedrooms with a Jack-and-Jill 3/4 bath in between. The main floor home office with garden views can be accessed either through the main floor bedroom that is currently being used as a cozy TV area, or through the hallway off the kitchen.
The second story addition was done in the late 80’s by the previous owners. The upper level is bright and spacious and features large picture windows to capture expansive Lake Washington and Mercer Island views. The upper level is party central! You and your guests will love the great room area with second kitchen for easy entertaining options, TV area, game area and deck. The primary bedroom is on this level and enjoys lovely lake views, access to the deck, a walk-in closet, and a generous 5-piece bath with large soaking tub. Also on this level is a second bedroom with garden and some lake views and a nearby 3/4 bath. The upper level could easily be re-configured to add a third bedroom if three bedrooms on one level were needed by the next owner.
The basement level, with nearly 1,600 sq/ft, is a blank canvas for the next owner. With decent ceiling height, you could finish this large space for a fabulous, dedicated media room, or simply use it as storage. Laundry and utilities are located on this level.
The yard, in a word, is amazing! We love the generous lawn area surrounded by colorful gardens. This double lot is over 11,000 square feet. With Summer finally here, the yard will be a daily destination for fun and relaxation. The large flat side yard is perfect for kicking around a soccer ball, playing badminton or croquet, or simply setting up a hammock and enjoying a well-deserved afternoon siesta.
We hope you love this gracious home as much as we do. The home has been pre-inspected, including a sewer scope. You will find all the home’s documents on the See Documents button below.
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When Hutchison Playground was originally developed in 1911, it was given the community name of Rainier Beach Playground. In 1965 the community petitioned the Park Board to rename this playground in honor of a former resident who had achieved great fame in the baseball world, Fred Hutchinson (1919-1964).
This park is an urban oasis of forest and running water. It offers the visitor a trip down it’s hiking trails to enjoy the natural setting and to retreat from the hustle and bustle of daily life.
Lakeridge Park was named in 1947 by The Seattle Planning Commission. The park was once known as “Deadhorse Canyon,” named in 1909 by homesteaders Chas J. Walker upon the death of a horse which had long roamed the area and had been a pet of pioneer children. Walker helped log this area for the Taylor Sawmill on the beach just to the east. George Kinnear was the original owner of the property.
The Kubota Garden Foundation is a non-profit corporation established in 1989 to support, enhance, and perpetuate the Kubota Garden within the spirit and vision of Fujitaro Kubota and his son Tom Kubota. Fujitaro Kubota was interested in the garden becoming a public space. The family approached the City of Seattle in the 1970’s to discuss their purchase of the garden, but the City declined. In the late 1980’s, when developers were eager to purchase the 20-acre property and build condominiums, community members advocated with the City of Seattle to purchase the garden. Councilwoman Jeanette Williams found the necessary funds to make the purchase in 1987. Several of those community members formed Kubota Garden Foundation in 1989 to continue a partnership with the City and assure the preservation of the entire garden as envisioned by the Kubota family.
The Foster Golf Links is the course to play golf with friends, shoot your lowest score, or take up this fabulous game. With 18 holes situated along the Duwamish River, players can observe wildlife and enjoy the natural scenery. As players move along the course, they will get the opportunity to shoot across the river on two par 3 holes. The course offers a fantastic place to learn, practice and improve your game, as well as on-course lessons, group clinics, and custom programs from our PGA Professional. Players can also improve their skills and skill development at the chipping and putting practice greens, purchase any essentials at the Foster Golf Shop, and grab a bite to eat at Billy Baroo’s