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Mirrors abound in this $4.7M Newport Shores home

1.6 acres of lakefront is uncommon, as is the house

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Begin with the rare chance to buy 1.6 acres of waterfront along 100 feet of Lake Washington. Location alone explains part of the $4,688,000 listing price for this 1971 house built in a style described in the listing as “Other”. That’s what happens with truly original architecture.

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Wood ceilings and exposed beams suggest a Northwest Contemporary style, but there’s so much glass that the other defining element of wood siding doesn’t get a chance to express itself. And why not use lots of windows? The view and proximity to the water rather demand it. A few features do point out the forty year old style: a fireplace sitting in the middle of the room, and a tendency towards glass cabinets with mirrored backs surrounded by lights.

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In the kitchen, the appliances look like they’ve been updated, but one of the counters retains the radical notion that wood can work as a countertop.

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There are four bedrooms and four bathrooms in the two story home that is capped with a cupola. The master bedroom sits below a wooden rotunda ceiling, with the bed backed by more mirrors. A sense of theater, perhaps?

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More mirrors line yet another room, possibly a good candidate for a gym or dance studio.

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Getting around inside the 4,960 square foot space is aided by a spiral staircase, and by an elevator. Conventional straight stairs are available, too.

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As you drive to the door, you’ll notice the cobbled driveway; but you’ll probably remember the pool with a view, more. A broad set of patios and decks lead and wrap around the pool. Beyond that is refined landscaping, and finally the shore and a private dock.

Inside and out, the property creates an uncommon package.