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A $2.5M Bellevue contemporary for the new millennium

A fireplace homage nods to the area’s midcentury roots

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Thanks to a sloped lot, this two story, 3,710 square-foot contemporary home in Bellevue looks like a sleek one story. That sounds like a big daylight basement rambler, but the cobblestone drive and the stone facade start to point towards much more.

Here’s evidence of someone building in the 21st century: The big central stone structure in the living room isn’t a fireplace. In this house, a tall wall of stone is an homage to a fireplace, but instead is home to a television. Cue up a yule log video and complete the cycle.

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Attention naturally focuses on the kitchen because people have to eat; but this kitchen shuns the spotlight by facing all of the appliances in indigo grey except for the quartz counters and the workspace around the cooktop.

Add the two full and two three-quarter bathrooms to a pair of half bathrooms for six total. That’s a nice supply to go with the four bedrooms.

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A sauna and gym room are set into the lower floor, out of the way of the formal spaces, but regal in their own way. Cedar walls, space for several pieces of exercise equipment, and double doors that open to bring in fresh air are much nicer than just another square room with a treadmill. Walk outside and find a hot tub close within the quarter acre lot.

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The back of a two-story house featuring large, floor-to-ceiling windows on the top floor and a covered deck with a hot tub below. NWMLS

With that much room outdoors, take advantage of the patios and balconies, particularly the covered one of the first floor that has a gas grill as well as a gas fireplace. See? There’s always room for one, somewhere.

The package is available at $2,485,000, which is a drop from last year’s price of $2,740,000. Enjoy the bargain.