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50 Nw Cherry Lp 98177, Seattle, WA - Property For Sale
This exceptional estate property offers an architecturally significant home, nearly three acres of exquisitely landscaped grounds and sweeping views of Puget Sound and the Olympic Mountains. It is privately situated in The Highlands, one of Seattles premier gated communities, prized for its distinguished residences, pristine woodland surroundings and accessibility to the city center.A large courtyard with a fountain in the center, bordered by trained ivy covered walls and ringed by towering evergreen trees provides a spacious and dramatic parking area in front of a stately 8,790-sq-ft home. Built in 1937, the house was designed by H.T. Lindeberg, one of this countrys most prominent residential architects during the first half of the twentieth century. Lindeberg is remembered for the large country estates and suburban villas he designed for some of the leading professional and cultural leaders of his era, most located on the East Coast and in the Mid West. This house, a fine example of the celebrated architects elegant, refined style, has the added advantage of a glorious water and snow-capped mountain backdrop unique to the Pacific Northwest.Exterior features of the house include brick walls and a side-gabled slate tiled roof. Engaged stone columns flank a covered entry crowned by a wrought iron fanlight. Interiors have high ceilings and intricate, handcrafted millwork. The current owners selected Schultz Miller Construction to give the house a comprehensive remodel. The extensive, two-year project, completed in 2005, updated all systems, refurbished exterior and interior surfaces and endowed the house with all the amenities desired for another century.A brightly painted paneled door opens to a foyer with an arched ceiling, curved walls and a graceful hanging staircase with a bronze and iron railing. Floors here and in adjoining formal rooms are original, herringbone-laid hardwood. Double doors open to a grand scale living room with a wood-burning fireplace that retains its original surround. Three sets of French doors with transom windows open to a terrace and frame breathtaking water and mountain views. A side door provides access to a covered porch.Beyond the living room is a classic paneled library with richly stained and polished walls of gum wood and a marble-trimmed fireplace. Doors in two corners of the room conceal a wet bar with a sink and mini-refrigerator. French doors provide access to the entry area, side lawn and west-facing terrace. Floors are original wide plank oak.An elegant powder room with marble tile floors and a sink set in an antique chest is positioned on the opposite side of the entry foyer. A formal dining room, also grand in scale, has a wood-burning fireplace with a French limestone surround and round bay window that captures western vistas and evening light. This room currently functions as a bright, inviting, main level family room just off the kitchen.The kitchen, transformed in the remodel, features traditional raised panel cabinetry, sumptuous marble counters and glazed tile backsplash. Floors are wide plank, reclaimed wood. A large center island affords counter seating and holds a prep sink and wine cooler. Top-of-the-line appliances include a Sub-Zero side-by-side refrigerator/freezer, two Miele dishwashers and a Wolf 4-burner gas range with a French cooktop, double ovens and custom hood. Other assets include a walk-in pantry and French doors leading to the terrace. Just off the kitchen are a limestone-appointed powder room, utility closet, access to a storage area for garbage and recycling receptacles and a big mudroom. The mudroom, modeled on that of a Scottish country house, is endowed with a sink, a long potting bench, radiant-heated floors, storage cubbies and antler coat hooks, has access to the outdoors and to an attached two-car garage.Two sets of stairs lead to the second floor one in the main foyer, the other just off the kitchen. There are four ample-size bedrooms, all with water Featuring: Deck, Patio, Sprinkler System
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