Bordering the “secret” side of Volunteer Park and anchored along one of the most celebrated streets on Capitol Hil, this striking Georgian Colonial was designed by Joseph Cote, known for many of Seattle’s landmarks. Built in 1921, the home was carefully restored & added on to blend with its original flavors while meeting with today’s needs and sensibilities.
Unassuming from Federal Avenue, the house unfolds unto spacious & light filled rooms: tall ceilings, walls of paned windows, extensive millworks and quarter sawn hardwood floors. It is easy to get distracted while touring the beautiful interior as one catches the intricate drawing welded in an antique light fixture or the unusual pattern in the superb woodwork. The sunroom is versatile in its use and fresh in its finishes: the perfect spot to sip tea or lemonade while enjoying the beautiful garden views.
The upstairs library, with its patinaed mahogany paneling, represents a cherished highlight of the home… a warm & sophisticated space where working becomes a real pleasure.
The kitchen, true heart of the home, was remodeled to blend with its historical elements while offering practicality. A favorite place for the entire family engaged in a multitude of activities: cooking, casual eating, TV watching, doing homework and lounging.
The bedrooms, all ensuites, are comfortable & charming each one with its own flavors. A main floor bedroom was added to allow for a no-stairs use and potential aging in place.
A particular attention to details and finishes, all exquisite and beautifully executed.
The lower and upper floors are ideal for relaxing and entertaining guests and friends: media room, workout area, project alcove, guest bedroom, and family room.
Step outside from the main level living through the numerous sets of French doors to enjoy a lush outdoor living, both private and welcoming. Towering Atlas cedar, blooming borders, quaint tree house, refreshing fountain and sprawling patios and lawn, all ideal for quiet moments or large gatherings.
A little urban enclave where life feels easy and natural, and one forgets that Downtown Seattle and Lake Union are minutes away.
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