Do you like sunshine? How about the mountains? Move to this 2,724 square foot Bavarian in Leavenworth for $687,500 and be on the dry side of the Cascades, but close enough to go hiking, bicycling, rafting, climbing, and skiing without having to drive. You could be aerobic outside every day. Trails lead from town. Bicycling is obvious. Rafting is in this house's backyard on the Wenatchee River. Icicle Creek is near enough. Cross-country skiing happens in town.
But, that's the town. For your $687,500 you get 3 bedrooms and 3 baths. That sounds typical, but the baths are more like spas with a jetted tub and a sauna. There's a wine cellar which is much more than a closet. There are even two kitchens, one inside and one just as big outside. And outside there's a hot tub for when the indoor jetted tub is too small or you want a better view. The view is good, especially because the Wenatchee River runs right by the property. Must check the fishing possibilities. That outdoor kitchen may get more use.
Now, about the cherubs. Maybe they're cherubs. Maybe they're seraphim. In either case, Leavenworth is emphatically Bavarian, which means murals inside and out, lions on the gate, a house that is meant to look like it came over by boat and passed through Ellis Island, wallpaper, wallpaper, wallpaper, and green and purple carpets. Let's assume you'll have to get your own furniture to match. Or start over.
· 303 Commercial St, Leavenworth [Zillow]
· 303 Commercial St, Leavenworth [Postlets]
Written by Tom Trimbath.