A block or so from the Overlake Golf and Country Club is a 4,130 square foot two story home with an Scandinavian inspired design by Ralph Anderson. Heritage and style bring the price to $3,498,888. The listing calls it Midcentury, which is a nod to its original build date of 1966, but it is definitely contemporary. If nothing else, espresso stations weren’t as popular fifty years ago.
Minimalism is a common theme through so many Northwest homes, whether that is inspired by the Shakers, the Japanese, or the Scandinavians. Pick your favorite culture and you may seem reflections of it in the elegant simplicity of a dressed-stone fireplace flanked by tall windows beneath a light wood ceiling.
Slide over to the futuristic kitchen and see something that looks like a quad of built-in appliances, including that espresso machine. It is easy to imagine some food enthusiast preparing many small separate courses simultaneously. Maybe there’s a bigger over for turkeys and such elsewhere.
One stove top burner is displayed as if it is a wok station, a nice touch for Asian cuisines that require a few more BTUs.
With four bedrooms and five bathrooms (two full, two that are three-quarter, and one half bath) there’s enough room for a family, guests, or someone to help with the chores, or a mix of all of that. The vaulted ceiling and gas fireplace in the master suite provide more style than many boxy bedrooms.
Outside entertaining is made easier with an expansive barbecue, covered patio, and 0.63 acres of terraced and manicured landscaping. That leaves enough room for a putting green, a handy feature for practicing if you don’t want to walk the couple of blocks to the local golf course.
- 8619 NE 21st Pl, Clyde Hill [Zillow]