A ranch with 100 feet of waterfront on Lake Washington sounds uncommon, but don’t get confused. The “ranch” part is a style, not a place for your herd. It is, however, uncommon in its own way.
Most waterfront properties either talk about the view across the water to the Olympics or Cascades because our lakes and the Sound run north and south. This ranch-style home has one of the rare views down the long axis of Lake Washington. Southern exposure, lakefront, sounds like a good opportunity to see if you can see Mt. Rainier from there.
It has been sitting there for a while. The one story house was built in 1948. Now, it has three bedrooms and two bathrooms in 2,450 square feet. Retro happens, and is most obvious in the enormous flagstone fireplace that seems to take up most of one wall. Every surface that faces the water is far more window than wall.
A large cutout for a skylight makes a dramatic break in the ceiling to bring light into the northern end of a south-facing room.
Set back from the from the view spaces is the kitchen with its simple white counters and fairly modern appliances doesn’t distract from the main show. For some, that’s perfectly fine. Others may want to use it as a beginning of a remodel.
Waterfront property is ultimately about the shore. One hundred feet of shoreline on a 7,997 square foot lot is good. The southern view is uncommon. The sweet touch may just be the dock with a covered boat lift. Or, be more pedestrian and enjoy the convenience of having the Burke-Gilman trail run past the back of the house. A nice, aerobic way to start your day.
The price for such a property and opportunity to exercise, $1,688,000.
- 17767 Beach Dr NE, Lake Forest Park [Zillow]