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Dramatic Beaux Arts Contemporary lists just under $2M

Bold rooflines make this NW Contemporary stand out

Courtesy of Avenue Properties

Make a statement. This house does. So much for looking like everyone else. It boldly thrusts its roofline at the sky, using lots of large windows to pull in light. At night they are beacons that make it easier for friends to find the place.

Take Northwest Contemporary styling and amplify it. That’s what they did here. The prominent roof is covered in cedar shake. Wood covers the exterior. A pair of leaded glass entry doors open to reveal wood floors and a soaring ceiling.

Bringing the outdoors indoors was a theme for NW Contemporaries, and the living room does that with corner windows that lead to a broad deck and view of the landscaping.

A mix of materials make the kitchen work well. Two types of slab stones for the counters and island. (Check with your agent about that island, though.) Stainless steel for the appliances. Rich wood for the cabinetry resonates with the trees visible outside. The ceiling drops down to support the impressively large range hood. A spiral staircase provides a contrast to the angles that define the house.

With 4,130 square feet inside, there’s plenty of space for five bedrooms and three bathrooms. Don’t be surprised to find that the windows are trapezoids instead of conventional squares.

Bringing the outside in may be a theme, but sometimes it is just easier to be outside. A covered outdoor living area and extensive deck make sitting and enjoying the gardens much easier.

Maybe it was easier to find bigger lots when they built the house in 1963. Now, the 10,305 square-foot lot sits in a sweet Eastside location with access to Lake Washington, a beach, and moorage. Put the package together and find a listing price of $1,985,000.