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A swanky midcentury pad in Sand Point

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Perfect for pool parties and beach parties


On the market for the first time in more than half a century, this sweeping Sand Point estate provides a 1950s vision of luxury, combining sleek midcentury design with amenities like lounges, a huge pool, and waterfront.

Fittingly, it was designed by Tucker and Shields, who designed many luxury residences of the era (and also some early alterations to Seattle’s ritziest restaurant, Canlis).

The home wraps around a central courtyard with a gigantic pool and a patio for lounging, giving direct access to the pool from multiple rooms. Embedded in the wraparound design is a poolside cabana lounge, which opens up to the pool via wide glass doors.

For those seeking a more natural swimming experience, the home sits along Lake Washington waterfront, with lawn and rocky beach alike.

Inside, the design combines the simple, natural materials that define the best Northwest midcentury homes, like the stone fireplace surrounded by wood paneling in the living room.

Walls of windows look out over the lake. Get closer on a deck that spans the eastern edge of the home.

In case just the poolside bar isn’t enough, an intricately-designed bar with wrought iron details anchors an additional lounge.

Each of the home’s four bedrooms is distinct, from the massive poolside master to a smaller bedroom with leopard-print carpet and a wall full of built-ins.

The architectural prestige and waterfront location alone make the seven-figure price not much of a surprise: $2.4 million.