Can you settle in to the luxury of a waterfront house built in 2004 with four bedrooms, five bathrooms, and 6,312 square feet of space inside? That’s more area inside than the lot size for many Seattle homes. Surely, that’s a luxury. Is it also worth $2,350,000?
Location is important. There’s little debate about that. At almost a full acre (0.96 acres) with 131 feet of beachfront by the marina in Des Moines, the property is an uncommon combination of access to salt water, moorage, and local restaurants. All of that with a sunset view can be pretty and appealing.
A broad, circular drive creates an atmosphere of refinement as guests arrive, and the ease of not having to back up to get out. For more permanent parking, cover is available for five vehicles.
Inside, the house is designed and decorated for luxury starting with a two-story tall entry, polished hardwood flooring, and a sweeping staircase that frame views through the house and out to the water. Formal spaces are defined, but left open so walls or dividers don’t interrupt the views.
A broad kitchen is organized to place the appliances out of the way, while making them accessible to a center work island. The master suite has an upstairs corner view of the marina and summer sunsets. Downstairs is a game room plus wine storage, at least one with the view again, and both with windows.
Outside are ornamental gardens, ground cover, lawn, a horseshoe pit, and eventually driftwood and sand down by the waves. A selection of covered and uncovered decks and patios is augmented by a large cabana that waits for a large party.
As a package, it is classic for the life by the Sound.
Check to see why it hasn’t sold. It has been on and off the market with a variety of agents since early 2011 when it was listed much higher, at $4,000,000; $1,650,000 over the current price. That’s a large price drop and the opportunity for a bargain - for the right buyer.
- 23115 Marine View Dr S, Des Moines [Zillow]