Michael Ackerman, Melissa Clark and Hania Younis are beyond thrilled to present their latest listing – a completely re-imagined classic view stunner in the Portage Bay neighborhood in Seattle.
Host an incredible summer party, and enjoy the cool lake breezes as they float in through all the open deck doors. Celebrate a special occasion dinner at Serafina for a loved one. Spend a soothing afternoon watching the boats float by from the bay to Lake Washington.
Portage Bay has always been a relaxed yet inviting neighborhood. The area is filled with lovely residences that charmingly dot the hillside, and create a comfortable and peaceful vibe. 2610 11th Ave E was first introduced to the hill in 1922, and has transformed into one of the style anchors for the neighborhood. Uplifting. Gracious. Exciting.
This thoughtfully re-imagined home has just become available and deserves major bragging rights. The home is sited on the hill above Portage Bay allowing for jaw dropping views of the lake, mountains and daily sunrises. There is so much light that streams in through the easterly wall of windows (on all three levels) that your mood will be lifted even on the most overcast days. The amount of sunshine that bathes the home is spectacular, but it is equally captivating to watch the incoming storm clouds as they approach the area. It is rare for a home to welcome the outdoors inside as naturally as this one does – the sellers will miss this feature most of all.
The home has been lovingly and creatively remodeled from top to bottom. Bold use of high end quality materials is evident throughout creating a splendid contemporary cohesiveness. The breezy floor plan was designed for effortless entertaining, and allows the light and energy to flow easily throughout.
The living room, with dramatic vaulted ceilings and a rebuilt vintage wood burning fireplace, will certainly be one of your favorite hang out spaces in the home. Curl up in front of a roaring fire and sip some warm tea on a chilly winter night. The adjacent family room will be the perfect place to catch the latest Hollywood blockbuster with your best friends! The kitchen and dining rooms were created as one large “great room” and will surely be the social hub of the home (isn’t it always?). Brilliant design and high end appliances highlight this sensational space. You will want to be a better cook even if it is not your thing just so you can spend more time here! The dining area shares this area, and will accommodate large dinner parties as well as more intimate groups. Want to chat with your friends while you are preparing their meal? No problem – seat them at the stools around the graciously sized kitchen island, and open that bottle of wine. The living room, dining room and kitchen provide easy access to the upper level entertainment deck. Welcome to your front row seat to the aforementioned captivating views! An amply sized guest bedroom and stunningly redone guest bath can also be found here. African mahogany hardwoods and Porcelenosa tile highlight the intriguing flooring on this main level.
The garden level of the home provides an incredible feeling of privacy and calm. It is located just below the main level and presents equally exciting easterly views. Here you will find the roomy master bedroom which absolutely breathes tranquility. Wake up in the morning and be greeted by the sun peaking over the Cascade Mountains. Access to another view deck, and a welcoming walk-in closet are featured. Before entering the master bedroom, you will discover a nicely sized view room. The sellers currently use this as their home office as it offers (again) those soothing views. A lavishly tiled 3/4 bath awaits as well – you will feel like you are enjoying a spa get-away each time you use it. A guest bedroom with carport access, and a custom built-in cubby space (kids will love it) is just adjacent. Again, this room can be used in a variety of ways so let your creativity run wild. The media room is located just down the hall. Play piano, read a book or watch your favorite Netflix obsession – it’s the perfect private room for all of the above! The handy utility closet is located here as well. A third large bedroom is just next door. This is currently used as the seller’s son’s bedroom, and offers 2 closet areas, and ample room to play as well as sleep.
The upper level provides a wonderful “flex” space. This single open room features well located skylights (allowing for maximum light), and new carpets making this room extra cozy. Guest space, teen room, home office? The choice is yours.
The exterior spaces of the home greatly add to the enticement. The large rear yard provides a lovely in-city sanctuary. You may feel like you are in Italy while sitting under the bucolic arbor. The trampoline (which is a favorite pastime of the seller’s son AND some adult neighbors) can remain with the home if the buyer wishes. The front porch/deck, and flagstone front and side patio areas offer multiple social possibilities.
This home is oh so convenient to all the fun of Roanoke Park, Fuhrman Ave E, 10th Ave E, Eastlake and Capitol Hill. There is so much to do that you may park your car on a Friday night and not need it until Monday! Easy downtown and Eastside access as well.
Stop in for a visit and see what all the buzz is about.
Love at first sight is real…
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