Michael Ackerman and Hania Younis are ecstatic to present their new listing – a sensational modern luxury home in the tranquil Laurelhurst neighborhood in Seattle.
Take an invigorating bike ride along the lovely Burke Gilman Trail on a Sunday afternoon. Throw a special party for good friends on your rooftop deck and enjoy the spectacular views of Lake Washington and Mt. Rainier. Catch the latest Hollywood blockbuster movie in your own private home movie theater.
There is a reason that Laurelhurst has always been one of the most sought after areas in Seattle. The neighborhood is filled with an impressive collection of luxurious homes and radiates an incredibly peaceful vibe. 4549 55th Ave NE was introduced to the neighborhood in 2014 and has been one of the style anchors since its recent creation. Uplifting. Authentic. Compelling.
This enticing home has just hit the market and deserves major bragging rights! It is located on a tranquil dead end street so no need to worry about excessive traffic ever. It is sited on the west side of the street which provides a soothing feeling of privacy and allows for captivating easterly views of Lake Washington, Downtown Bellevue and Mt Rainier! if you are lucky, you can catch the family of eagles flying to and from their nest in a gorgeous tree just east of the home. There are no power or electrical lines to block even an inch of your luxurious view because they are buried under the street – a rarity in Seattle.
The home has an easy floor plan which was designed for effortless entertaining and allows the energy and light to flow throughout. The front French doors open to the first of two living rooms. Armed with a welcoming gas fireplace, this gracious space sets the tone and expectation for the rest of the home. A home office or studio space is adjacent and offers distinctive sliding doors for privacy and architectural significance. A guest bedroom and full guest bath can also be found here – a special sanctuary for visitors. A valuable “flex” room is located on the west side of this level and and is ready to fulfill a variety of needs – Media room? Fitness room? Meditation/Zen space? The choice is yours. Glass French doors from this space offer easy access to the garden level patio in back.
The main level of the home features bold wide plank hardwood flooring throughout as well as large picture windows that allow views of the lake and mountains as well as brilliant light to stream in. The living room offers another gas fireplace with Carrera marble surround and French door access to the rear yard deck area. The sumptuous kitchen with its high end Viking appliances will make you want to cook even if it isn’t your thing, and there is plenty of elbow room for more than one cook. The kitchen shares the same space as the lovely family room. You will enjoy endless hours of relaxation enjoying the soothing views as well as yet another gas fireplace. The gracious dining room easily accommodates a large dinner party as well as a smaller more intimate gathering. A handy and private powder room and walk-in pantry closet complete the main level of the home.
The upper level is designed for maximum relaxation. The master bedroom breathes tranquility and offers a beautiful easterly facing wall of windows that let in glorious morning light and a romantic gas fireplace. A lavish master bath with quartz counter tops, two walk-in closets and motorized sun shades await. Two good sized bedrooms, a thoughtful full bath (with two sinks), and the generous utility room all live here. The lower level presents more surprises. There is a large home theater which is perfect for curling up and binge watching your favorite TV series or movie. A loge seating level and reclining chairs will spoil you so much that you may never go out to the movies again. Another 1/2 bath, ample storage and access to the tandem two car garage are featured.
The exterior spaces of the home are just as enticing as the interior. The rear yard is accessible from the main and lower levels and provides the perfect sanctuary to relax and get some fresh air. The rear deck offers an enchanting space to unwind while the yard area just beckons for an enjoyable game of croquette. The spectacular roof top deck with astounding views, and gas fire pit just begs for a party each night. A warning: you may be so enamored with the sensational views that you may not want to ever leave. It is truly rare that you can be so close to the hustle and bustle of the city but feel like you are miles away. Quiet. Peaceful. Soothing.
Notable additional features: the home is equipped with an elevator that services all 4 levels of the home. Suddenly groceries, packages and roof access are all a breeze! Central A/C will keep you so comfortable no matter how hot it gets outside. A temperature controlled wine room is presented on the first level of the home, and is waiting for a new owner to fill it with exotic wines from many regions. This home is within the Laurelhurst Beach Club boundary map – an exclusive private recreation area only available to homes in Laurelhurst!
Every so often a home comes on the market that is just too special to be missed. This is one of those times. Love at first sight happens.