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This $1.6M home is full of quiet spaces to get creative

The front walkway of a brick house with green trim is covered in ivy Seattle Dream Homes

For years, two authors lived and worked in this Laurelhurst Tudor home, which is full of beautiful little creative retreats.

The exterior of a Tudor home with multiple, steep pitches, a muted red and brick walls, and green trim. Seattle Dream Homes

The home currently belongs to Pulitzer and Tony-winning writer Robert Shenkkan, who co-wrote the Best Picture-nominated Hacksaw Ridge. He wrote the Broadway musical All the Way in the top floor suite. The apex of the home features a balcony for soaking in the water views and a tiny sleeping nook nestled inside one of the house’s steep gables.

An office space has a door in the back leading to a small bed nook with vaulted ceilings
A den with vaulted ceilings and French doors opening to a balcony with water views
A small nook with vaulted ceilings, a bed, and a nightstand Seattle Dream Homes
An all-pink office with green floor tile has French doors leading out to a backyard

His ex wife, Maria Dahvana Headley, wrote several of her novels in a pink office on the ground floor with French doors opening to the lush backyard.

On the main floor, a living area is warmed by either sunlight from a nearly floor-to-ceiling picture window facing east to Lake Washington, or by a recessed, gas fireplace topped by a thick mantle. Archways lead to a dining room and then to a boldly-painted kitchen, wrapping around to an eating nook.

Another, smaller office or den on the main floor means you’re always near a workspace when inspiration strikes.

A living room with a picture window and water views adjacent to a wall with a fireplace
A dining room with two arched doorways, one leading to the kitchen and the other to the living room. A table is in the center of the room with four plush dining chairs.
A purple-walled kitchen with an eating nook in the back Seattle Dream Homes
A small office

A larger deck lines the east side of this floor for an even closer look at the lake and the Eastside. The home takes full advantage of that view, which is also in full effect in the master suite.

With six bedrooms and two and a half bathrooms, there’s room for plenty to get their creativity flowing in this $1.6M home.