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Spacious Capitol Hill colonial lists for $3.5M

A sloped roof makes creative spaces

John McKinney

Capitol Hill is one of Seattle’s densest neighborhoods, but tucked away by Volunteer Park and Lakeview Cemetery are rows of meticulously-maintained houses with even more expansive grounds. Among them: this 1920 Dutch Colonial Revival on more than 10,000 square feet, wrapped in a high, cypress hedge.

Clapboard walls, a steep gambrel roof, and bright windows come together for a straightforward, classic design. The most ornate feature on the exterior is a peaked portico above the main, side entryway.

The home opens up to a grand, open staircase above hardwood floors. Wide passageways keep the downstairs feeling wide and open, leading around from the living area and dining room to the kitchen.

Large, wood-paned windows let in plenty of light, complemented by French doors to the home’s front patio.

Upstairs, four bedrooms are topped by dynamic shapes thanks to the gambrel roof—but climb up even further and find a finished attic hideaway with steep, vaulted ceilings and ornamental quarter-circle windows. It’s pictured in listing photos as a playroom, but it’s easy to imagine it as a tiny, cozy library.

In case those two and a half stories didn’t contain enough room to play, the home’s basement has a den, exercise studio, and even a steam room. In total, the house contains more than 5,000 square feet.

Add a lavish amount of outdoor space—with privacy, thanks to the hedges—to an already palatial home. Clean landscaping separates lawns for lounging and a patio for entertaining.

The home’s luxury even extends to feathered friends, with a picturesque chicken coop out back.

With so much outdoor space to explore, it’s decadent having Volunteer Park just a block away—but there it is all the same.

The whole estate is listed for $3.5 million.