Cinematic Property Video of 4516 Stanford Avenue NE

Relax on summer evenings in your backyard Adirondack chairs, sipping an iced tea or gin & tonic, watching the hummingbirds dart around the flower beds. Hop on the Burke-Gilman trail in minutes – walking, jogging or bicycling as far north or south as you’d like to go! Host friends and family for gatherings large and small, inside and out, with an incredible circular floorplan – perfect for both entertaining and day-to-day living. Poker parties or movie nights await in the coziest of family rooms ever, complete with the best of retro built-in bars.

Captivating. Cherished. Contemporary.

This welcoming home in coveted Hawthorne Hills was originally built in 1941 but now has an Effective Year Built of 2002, due to a complete main and upper floor remodel. Let’s explore!


If you are new to experiencing winsome Hawthorne Hills, you’ll be impressed with the quiet, tree-lined streets and proximity to all that makes the NE area of Seattle amazing. Curb appeal is strong at 4516 Stanford Avenue NE, with manicured juniper bushes and generous green space leading up to the bold and cheerful front door. A beautifully maintained exterior greets you to this stately, yet inviting home.


A gracious foyer welcomes you, with a large, light-filled living room to your right. Here you’ll immediately notice wonderful use of light, with both southern and northern exposure. A handsome, wood-burning fireplace graces the east wall and the room offers plenty of space for both intimate and larger gatherings – host friends and family effortlessly for the holidays or other special events here. 

Take note of the gleaming hardwood floors that flow throughout most of this first floor, also leading into a bright dining room which overlooks the front yard. Imagine a myriad of meals and memories being made in this delightful room.

A very cheerful kitchen awaits – spacious, with access from three directions. Copious amounts of cabinetry offer storage and organization galore. Stainless steel appliances gleam (refrigerator, range and microwave are all new in 2022) – and the best part? A built-in corner eating space, perfect for your morning latte or informal meals – always full of light due its perfect placement.

Continuing on the first floor, you’ll find two spacious bedrooms (also with hardwood floors),  both with generous closet space and pretty, peaceful vantages to the sprawling back yard. Access to this beautiful outdoor space is provided both off a side hall and the kitchen – so convenient!  A full bathroom rounds out this main level, with such a convenient, circular floorplan.


Heading upstairs, you will be surprised and delighted by the desirable three-bedrooms-up configuration! Not to mention the SIZE of these three spaces! Beginning with the primary bedroom, take in the abundance of natural light, the vaulted ceilings and the expansive layout. Lighting has been paid special attention to in this room as well. Plenty of room for a king size bed and more, you could even have a separate reading area if desired. A large walk-through closet is attached, along with an additional storage area behind – so helpful!

A special nook sits outside of the primary bedroom, offering a perfect petite office or homework space if desired.

Visiting the second of three upper level bedrooms, be astounded by the size here as well – two separate zones, actually. Again, vaulted ceilings, southern exposure and a stunning circular window add to the feeling of brightness – a room with endless options. Bedroom? Playroom? Media room? Home office? You decide . . . 

The third bedroom has a back yard vantage along with an eastern window and offers serenity in this corner of the second floor. 

Finishing off this upper level is a spacious, five-piece bath with a private commode. A luxurious soaking tub makes the perfect place to relax away after a long day’s work. 


Heading downstairs (staircase is off the kitchen), we enter a different era with tons of fun awaiting! So rare and very appreciated, this lower level has a full height ceiling and even more finished living space. The coziest of family rooms offers a second woodburning fireplace, pine paneling and the BEST of retro built-in bars ever. Imagine loads of great times here with friends and family: move nights, poker parties, kids’ sleepovers, you name it! Don’t miss the separate entrance to the back of the bar when you visit the home!

A sixth, non-conforming bedroom is on this level as well, offering additional sleeping or office area. Rounding out this floor is a large, unfinished room (opportunities await!) serving as the laundry room along with full-size, graphite LG washer and dryer. Make sure to see the finished powder room included, which makes for a restroom on every level of this house. Access to the attached garage is located on this level, too.


The grace and beauty of this lovely Hawthorne Hills home is only enhanced by its wonderful outdoor spaces. Just outside the back door, you are greeted with an expansive hardscaped area, perfect for grilling and dining al fresco. Abundant mature landscaping surrounds you, offering different colors and scenery throughout the seasons. Walk up a sweet set of stairs to an upper level for lawn and shade. Take in the perfect spot for more gardening if that’s your passion, play areas (for the furry and non-furry!), simply relaxing or possibly a round of S’mores making around a fire pit? So many fun times to be had in this beautiful space.


Hawthorne Hills is so perfectly placed for people who want all the amenities of city living nearby, but without all the noise and congestion of densely populated urban areas. You are minutes away from all of the following and more:

  • University of Washington and Husky Stadium
  • Magnuson Park – offering sports fields, playground, tennis courts, dog park, Lake Washington access, and more
  • University Village – a renowned, outdoor shopping center offering locally owned boutiques and nationally-known home and fashion retailers. Plus amazing restaurants and personal services
  • Seattle Children’s Hospital – U.S. News & World Report has recognized Seattle Children’s as a top children’s hospital every year since it began ranking medical facilities 30 years ago
  • The Link Light Rail – no need to drive or pay for parking anymore when you’re taking a flight – hop on the rail and be to SeaTac in a half hour or so
  • Burke-Gilman Trail – bike, jog or walk as far north or south as you’d like to go with this amazing trail. Or use it as your commute!
  • An abundance of nearby parks and public green spaces
  • An array of amazing grocery options so close: Metropolitan Market, QFC, Safeway, and PCC, to name a few
  • Library, post office, banks all within minute
  • Restaurants, bakeries and more for dining
  • Many choices on schools, public and private, for pre-school and elementary through high school


The list goes on and on about what makes Hawthorne Hills special but most importantly, 4516 Stanford Avenue NE sits in an ideal spot of peace and privacy, yet boasts perfect proximity to the energy and activity of all that NE Seattle has to offer.

This gracious, cherished home offers a turn-key environment ready for your enjoyment and future memory-making. Come take in all this unsurpassed Hawthorne Hills beauty offers today!

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