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Unique brickwork makes Matthews Beach waterfront home stand out

A Tudor comes with two docks and room for (social) climbers

This 1932 Tudor on Matthews Beach waterfront has a painted white brick exterior that is highlighted with offset bricks for style, not exercise. Rock climbers may be tempted by the challenge anyway. The house is built for luxury that befits sitting on 0.4 acres along 90 feet of Lake Washington’s shore, a luxury that is priced at $3,250,000.

It is a four bedroom, three and a quarter bathroom, 3,760 square foot house that is large enough to include guest quarters with an office, formal spaces, and a full size bar complete with mirrored back. Line up your friends as you mix drinks and they get to check their hair.

Throughout the house are subtle touches that soften the space, like archways and door frames that have smaller than normal curves, but not the harsh right angles of most homes. In the living room, the walls gently arch as they reach the ceiling, with more gentle curves in the window frames. Brickwork around the fireplace almost looks southwestern, though painted to blend.

Follow the bricks outside to an arrangement of porches, patios, and decks - and beyond to a line of red brick that borders the water. The covered patio is large enough to be an outdoor room, with that much more space uncovered.

After a strip of lawn, arrive at two docks and two boat lifts. Plenty of opportunity to access the water. From there, the views are to the east from Mt. Baker to Mt. Rainier. Whether you’re on the water or not, there’s enough reason to sit outside and enjoy the location.

You’ll probably have as many guests as you want, but be careful if you invite over any climbers.