Tudor homes inspire thoughts of Olde English country manors, houses with peaked roofs, white plaster exterior walls between the dark brown framing, set within a landscaped estate. A 4,214 square foot two story in Woodinville echoes that feeling by carrying the theme inside the house.
Step into the entry, stand on a tile floor, and be surrounded by wood paneling gracefully sweeping up to the second floor, all lit by a chandelier. This is a country estate, so the emphasis is on warmth and comfort, not polished ostentation. A bottle of port and a few cigars on a side table would fit in nicely.
Tudors could have many little windows because sheets of glass were hard to make in 1600. Woodinville was just woods back then, but they’ve maintained that tone by using mullioned windows in many of the rooms. At least individual panes are easier to handle.
Another chandelier in the formal dining room is no surprise. The elegant touch is in the windows again, cut and textured glass fills the French doors that lead to a patio, in case the weather cooperates and the party wants to move outside. A chair rail and framed wall panels create subtle contrasts instead of leaving the space as bare white walls.
A wood-paneled library is an iconic refuge, and an addition that is surprisingly easy to include, yet many houses don’t. Home as castle, or at least sanctuary, can benefit from such a space.
Over two acres of grounds include a gazebo, parking for six cars, a mechanic’s pit, and native and natural landscaping.
Aside from style, this is a house with the essentials of four bedrooms, three and a three-quarter bathrooms, all with the simple style treatments like wall paper and lighting that make it feel country comfortable.
The 2017 price for packing a bit of 1600 in a 1980 house is $925,000.