A vented cigar lounge is an uncommon luxury, and something that distinguishes this $2,648,000 Tudor in Kirkland’s Marsh Commons neighborhood. The properties were inspired by the historic 1929 Marsh Mansion (when cigar smoke filled rooms), but were built in 1999 (when tobacco gets to live in a lounge). If you’re going to have a wine cellar (600 bottles in this case), and you like your cigars, why not accommodate them, too?
Within its 5,886 square feet of living space there are three bedrooms, all en-suite; four and a half bathrooms, including a steam shower; and a kitchen with a massive work island and plenty of storage. The formal spaces include marbled floors, mullioned windows, nine foot ceilings, four and a half foot wainscoting, and enough bookshelves for most libraries. Thanks to modern design, the four fireplaces are there for ambiance rather than heating. There are advantages to not having to live the old-world Tudor lifestyle.
Thanks to Bayliss Architects, slate roof and intricate brickwork maintain the old-world look. Five terraces provide opportunities to enjoy looking at the modern world that is a Kirkland the residents of Marsh Mansion probably never imagined. Across the street is an expansive park of lawn reaching down to Lake Washington’s shoreline. Sit outside and watch the yachts go by.
Be close to what Kirkland has to offer, but get to enjoy some community and some privacy. It’s a neighborhood with dues ($585 per month) and a gate.