Imagine someone getting the essence of Seattle wrapped up as a present. It may be tough to close by the 25th on this 1906 house on Queen Anne, but whoever gets it might not mind opening it a few days late.
The Space Needle, there are few views that are more iconic. Our mountains and waters are magnificent, but the Needle is recognized around the planet. Living room, dining room, kitchen, master suite: all have views of downtown Seattle and the spire. When the house was built in 1906, the view was mostly of Mt. Rainier and a growing city. The luck of the location came later.
There is a house, not just a view. It has four bedrooms, three and a quarter bathrooms, and 4,480 square feet of living space, plenty of opportunities to add luxuries. The wine is treated well with a state-of-the-art cellar (ask for details), and a display rack that holds several dozen bottles in an innovative way. (By the neck just sounds so aggressive, but it looks better than it sounds.) A theater, wet bar, and jacuzzi are included, of course. A covered outdoor hot tub is with equipped a wide screen monitor in case you want to watch something besides the view. A more elegant and sedate option is an indoor Japanese soaking tub, also with the view. Rinse off before or after in a black and white, tiled and glassed-in shower that has enough controls to require a manual.
A separate 300 square foot building is arranged as a private gym, though that much open space can easily be repurposed as an office, study, or refuge - or used as a gym. Amidst all of the elegance and luxury is a kids’ play set, complete with slide; so another generation gets something they can enjoy, too.
How much to wrap it all up? They set a price of $2,995,000. What was your budget for gifts this year?
- 1008 4th Ave N [Zillow]