Michael Ackerman and Ron Waxman are so thrilled to present their latest listing – a noteworthy classic Colonial home on the very top of Queen Anne Hill in Seattle.
Swing down the hill to Bumbershoot over Labor Day weekend at the Seattle Center. Relax in your tranquil private rear yard and listen to the birds sing in the surrounding trees. Have a picnic at Kerry Park and enjoy picture postcard views of the downtown skyline, Mt Rainier and the Space Needle.
This thoughtfully designed 1912 colonial resides on a sweet one block street smack dab on the very top of lovely Queen Anne hill. There is a reason that Queen Anne always has been and will continue to be one of the most sought after neighborhoods in Seattle. The hill is dotted with an intriguing mix of older vintage homes mixed perfectly with newer modern construction. There is a palpable warm energy on the hill that is shared by all who live there, and the walkability is second to none!
Original craftsmanship is evident throughout the home, and it has been beautifully maintained throughout the years. Masterful use of period detailing presents a refined classic confidence. The covered front porch sets the inviting tone for the home. This welcoming space is the ideal place to sit and relax or to greet out of town visitors. The formal entry is very roomy and will accommodate even a large group arriving at the same time! graciously sized living room features ribbon in-lay hardwood floors that reflect the sun dappled easterly light that cascades in. The cozy wood burning fireplace provides that ideal place to curl up and sip a glass of your favorite Cabernet or dive into that novel you have been waiting to devour. This living room is large enough to also house a good sized dining room table and seating area. The home is currently staged to reflect this option.
The kitchen is just next door and will delight even the most ardent chef with its great design and flow. A full line of appliances are here, including a gas range, double ovens, a refrigerator, dishwasher and microwave. A large freezer is located on the lower level and the seller is leaving it with the home for the new buyer. A handy eating nook area is the perfect place for a small bistro table and chairs for informal dining. There is also plenty of space for stools at the eating bar as a second option. A convenient 1/2 bath is located just off the kitchen on the north side of the home. The main floor family room is a grand room with French doors leading to the private rear yard area. This room has been used as a fun family/media room but was originally built as the formal dining room. The option to use this room as a spectacular dining area is yours for the asking if you so choose. The French doors allow the refreshing breezes to flow effortlessly throughout.
The upper level contains three masterfully sized bedrooms with ample closet space in each. Bold fir floors await on this level in every room, including a nicely sized landing at the top of the stairs. The luxuriously sized master bedroom faces east and offers a multitude or furniture placement options. Two closets are waiting and will please even the most ardent fashionista. The second and third bedrooms also offer a generous amount of space and sufficient closet space. The third bedroom provides a door that leads to a small balcony deck that overlooks the lush rear yard. A full bath resides on this floor as well.
But wait, there’s more! The lower level offers great ceiling height and a partially finished space for your enjoyment. The current owner used this area as a tranquil home office and also a guest bedroom. The current staging reflects a home office and comfortable media room. The unfinished part of this level is open to your whim and imagination. Craft area? Workshop? Another guest sleeping area? You get to choose. The utility area and a handy dog washing station also live here.
The rear yard is a complete in-city sanctuary with its mature plantings and trees. A large entertainment deck is the ideal place to relax and recharge or to host a party for your closest group of friends. If you have a green thumb, this may be your favorite part of the home!
This home is located on a very quiet residential street so you feel like you are miles away from the hustle and bustle of city life. It is also oh so close to all the amazingly fun shops and restaurants on Queen Anne. There is so much within your reach that you very well may park your car in the detached garage on a Friday night and not touch it until Monday morning! Bhy Kracke and David Rodgers parks are nearby in case you feel the need for a picnic or afternoon playtime. With a WalkScore of 88 the word boredom will be stricken from your vocabulary. Want to get downtown? You will be there in minutes either by car or public transit.
Thank you for reading about this delightful home and feel free to stop by for a look in person. Love at first sight happens…
Classic. Inviting. Gracious.