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Portage Bay Waterfront Home By Jim Olson Lists For $2.99M

The founding partner of Olson Kundig crafted this Portage Bay beauty.

If you think about it, things could have turned out very ugly for the 3-BR at 2910 Fuhrman Ave E. In the late 90's, Bill Henderson and Dr. Anne Chavelle inherited their childhood home on Portage Bay, which sat at the shoreline and overlooked houseboat docks. What could have been a sibling squabble ended up a civil split as they decided to build two new homes on the property, one for each of them.

So, they hired Olson/Sundberg Architects (now Olson Kundig Architects) to come in and design each residence. Seattle AIA Medal of Honor Jim Olson was in charge of Chavelle's place while Tom Kundig took care of Henderson's home. The Henderson's sold their home, dubbed The Portage Bay House 2, in 2013. Now it's Chavelle's turn to sell hers as a new family takes over the coveted Seatle spot. The asking price? $2.99M.

The 3-BR, 2.25-bath residence built in 1999 uses Mediterranean influences to play off it's waterside locale. Clearly there's an appreciation of Native American artwork as well but you're probably not getting to keep that (though maybe the totem pole out front?). Huge windows give you a front-row view of Montlake Cut and many of the other rooms seem to about taking advantage of that view as well. Plenty of luxury features, including a wine cellar, spa pool, walk-in pantry, and elevator. Out back (or is it front?) there's a dock long enough for a 46-foot yacht. Just a good FYI to know.
· 2910 Fuhrman Ave E [Estately]
· A New Home Takes A Few Cues From Its Portage Bay Neighbors [ST]