In the early part of the 20th century, wealthy entrepreneur John Agen owned a 20-acre parcel of land in what is now the Seattle neighborhood of Broadview. Agen's friend, real estate and fishing magnate Arthur G. Dunn Sr., was looking a summer home for his family and, in 1914, he bought half of Agen's property. The duo hired renowned landscape designers The Olmsted Brothers to landscape both lots. Carl Gould of the legendary architectural firm Bebb and Gould was hired to design both homes and by 1916 the work was finished. The Dunn family would indeed summer here until Dunn's death in 1945, when the property began going through significant changes. Eventually, E. B. "Ed" Dunn turned it into Dunn Gardens as it is today.
We're not sure which of those two houses it is, but one of them just hit the market asking $2.925M. It features a wood-paneled library; sunroom with access to terrace, hot tub and pool, six fireplaces, rec room and wine cellar. Really though, you're talking about buying a serious piece of Seattle history next to some of the most sought-after grounds in the Pacific Northwest. No big deal...
· 0 D Undisclosed, Seattle, WA [Estately]
· Dunn Gardens [HL]