The calendar may say winter, but look outside. Spring is here, again. This may be the prime season to be drawn into the gardens around this $2,170,000 11.7 acre Enumclaw estate. Of course, if you are the gardener, then being drawn in is followed by pulling weeds, chasing away deer, and battling slugs. They've done it well enough to create a landscape of color.
The house is the thing; and in this case, the two houses are the thing. The main house and the guest house combine to make a 4 bedroom, 4.25 bath complex with the main house getting 3 of the bedrooms and 3.25 of the baths. The division of the square footage may be harder to discern, but there's more than enough to incorporate a formal dining room with chandelier, an office large enough to be called a library, a gym equipped with a wall-length mirror, and a theater - a big theater.
Most media rooms are simple boxes with no windows, some comfy chairs, and a nice projector. This house's theater makes an entrance with its own staircase. Just inside the door is a lounge, bar, and concession stand; because a mini-fridge and popcorn maker just aren't enough. The foyer is fully decorated and upholstered with enlarged film footage backlit in the ceiling. Step into the theater itself to find staggered tiers of seats that include nicer upholstery but also seats that fold up like at the cineplex. The walls are columns and artfwork. The ceiling is recessed and painted like sky. Give them time and they may figure out how to make a proper Hogwarts ceiling. And, to finish the feeling, the projector shines through the open mouth of a roaring lion, an excellent nod to the classic film era.
Eventually, head back outside because that's where the outdoor kitchen can serve up food beside the live displays of flowers, which neighbor a sports court for the more energetic types. The rest of the property includes the guest house, and two shops; so, you'll never run out of things to do.
· 41722 200TH Pl SE, Enumclaw [Windermere]