From a mid-bank bluff property you can get great views of Puget Sound and the Olympics. That explains the walls of windows, and the $1,819,000 price.
Behind those windows that are set in a midcentury frame is a 3,180 square foot Contemporary house with three bedrooms and two and three-quarter bathrooms. You can feel like you’re living in a glass house when even the bathrooms have good views. The most midcentury part of the house, besides the windows, are the exposed beams and apparently flat roof. The builtin cabinets and desk spaces in the bedrooms are also period. A daylight basement provides some of the extra space, and comes with the same views, something few basements can match.
Throughout the rest of the house are upgrades, mostly in the kitchen and baths as usual. Composite kitchen and bathroom counters with embedded color accents are uncommon and welcome. Stainless steel appliances blend in with the silver grey wood walls and similarly light cabinetry.
If you need more kitchen space, or want the smokier cooking to happen outside, there’s a grill station under a canopy. That’s part of the patio with enough room for a large dinner party, a natural for when the weather is cooperating.
If the weather isn’t playing nice, but you want to be outdoors, there’s a cabana with one wall of windows that retract. Stay out of the wind and rain and enjoy the view without having to wash the windows. Dress warmly, though.
The property is 0.35 acres with not much between it and the beach but the railroad. Richmond Beach Saltwater Park sits just north of the house. A bridge provides access to the water so you can do more than just look at the waves.
- 18365 17th Place NW, Shoreline [Windermere]