What are your priorities, work or play? What’s the best way to spend $575,000?
You know that the wood stove is there for more than show when it is central to a massive brick surround, that rises thirty feet to a cathedral ceiling, and has a hearth built for storing more firewood than a person could carry at once. But then, this is centerpiece to a timber home in Gold Bar, a place closer to Stevens Pass Ski Area than to Seattle.
In a timber frame home, expect to see lots of wood; and in this one, take in the angles in the roof line as well as the wooden spiral staircase. The upstairs loft holds the master suite, which has yet another sleeping loft above it. There are a total of three bedrooms and two bathrooms in the 2,760 square foot house.
The large kitchen is equipped with slab granite counter tops and flagstone flooring, rocks living beside the wealth of wood. Plenty of room for big meals after hiking, skiing, fishing, or hunting in the area.
The near-A-frame of a house sits on 0.35 acres of waterfront; which in this case is the Skykomish river. That makes the fishing easy, but that also suggests making sure there isn’t a risk of floods. The house has been there since 1992, so history should provide clues and evidence. When the weather is nice, enjoy the river flowing by while you sit on the expansive deck or down by the firepit. You may have to wait a few months to use that, though.
- 64407 NE 179TH St, Baring [Windermere]