Hot property: five homes for sale in Seattle
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House, Queen Anne, $7.7mn
Where In Queen Anne, a hilly urban district within a 10-minute walk of Seattle Center (home of the Space Needle).
What A three-storey house with five bedrooms (including independent guest quarters). There’s also a TV room with a wet bar and fireplace, a wine room with space for 1,500 bottles, a professional-standard gym and ample garage and parking space.
Why The house has clear views of the city skyline, Elliott Bay and the volcano Mount Rainier (or Tahoma). To make the most of the vista, most of the bedrooms have balconies and a new rooftop terrace has been built with walnut decking and a built-in fire pit.
House, Capitol Hill, $4.85mn
Where In the Harvard-Belmont district of Capitol Hill, a residential area about 1.5 miles north of central Seattle. Lake Union is just on the other side of the Interstate 5 from the house, which is also within easy reach of Volunteer Park (5 minutes’ walk).
What A 9,315 sq ft Tudor revival house with nine bedrooms. Built in 1909, the property is replete with original details such as stained glass in its windows and doors, and it has views of Lake Union and the city, especially from its roof terrace. There’s also a separate one-bedroom carriage house.
Why The Harvard-Belmont Landmark District is listed on the National Register of Historic Places and is known for the architectural range of its homes. This house was designed by the Beezer Brothers, early 20th-century twin architects who were influenced by the Arts & Crafts movement and who created churches, civic and commercial buildings as well as homes, mainly in Pennsylvania and Seattle.
House, Madison Park, $25mn
Where On the shore of Lake Washington, about 3 miles north-east of Downtown Seattle. Washington Park (home to the Arboretum and Seattle Japanese Garden) is 10 minutes’ walk away.
What A 8,360 sq ft house in a gated community called The Reed Estate. Built in 1978 and renovated in 2012, the house has three en-suite bedrooms, a spa and a limestone terrace that overlooks the pool and a pretty rose garden.
Why The property comes with 120ft of its own beachfront and a private dock on the lake.
House, Alki, $4.565mn
Where In Alki, a beachside community about 4 miles west of the city centre. The house is on the edge of the beach park, a long strip with picnic areas, volleyball courts, an art studio — and a replica of the Statue of Liberty. It’s popular with walkers, cyclists and rollerbladers.
What An architect-designed modern house with 3,230 sq ft of interior space including three bedrooms. There’s also a study, a lift, a garage and three fireplaces for Seattle winters.
Why The house looks out over the water and has been designed with indoor-outdoor living in mind while taking account of the elements. There are bay-facing balconies on all three floors and full-length folding windows that open on to a large corner terrace.
House, Broadview, $5.92mn
Where In Broadview, a residential neighbourhood about 10 miles north of the city centre that takes its name from its views of the Olympic Mountains and Puget Sound.
What A traditional, five-bedroom house in gated grounds with pines and maple trees, a heated outdoor pool, hot tub, walking trail and putting green.
Why The 2.5-acre garden was landscaped by the Olmsted brothers, sons of Frederick Law Olmsted who co-designed New York’s Central Park.