Situated on the tree-lined streets of Laurelhurst, this stately Tudor—built in 1928 and just a few blocks from Seattle Children’s Hospital and Laurelhurst Park—is on the market for $1.19 million. A vestige of years gone by, this two-story home with a basement offers more than 2,200 square feet of living space, a large patio, and a gardener’s backyard.
Right from the street, the home exudes warmth and history with its gabled roof, decorative timber framing, and carriage-style garage doors.
But don’t call it dated. The northeast Seattle dwelling reps a contemporary color palette: a mostly navy exterior with white window frames and maroon accents.
Inside, an archway—one of many classic details throughout the house—opens into the living room, the focal points of which are plenty of windows, a spate of built-in cabinets and shelves, and a beautiful Batchelder tile fireplace. Side note: Californian Ernest Batchelder was prominent in the American Arts and Crafts movement. Starting in the early 1900s, his hand-crafted art tiles gained immense popularity, and their incorporation into fireplaces spread from Southern California, up the West Coast, and throughout the country.
The living room flows into the dining room, and from there onto a large patio on the other side of French doors. This open concept space seems ideal for get-togethers—hors d’oeuvr in the living room, dinner at the table, drinks on the deck.
The bedroom-less main level also includes the kitchen, which features a gas range and fir floors, as well as a small powder room. Bedrooms are mostly clustered on the second floor, where the master bedroom, two smaller rooms and the home’s only full bathroom are located.
The floor-level basement offers and interesting and versatile space for the home’s owners. It includes a rec room, the fourth bedroom, laundry facilities, and the garage. It feels separated from the main home, although it isn’t, and could function independently as a guest or rental suite, except for the lack of a kitchen and restroom. Investment opportunity, maybe?
The spacious south-facing backyard is landscaped, fenced-in, and looks like a great place to walk around barefoot and feel grass between your toes.
- 4715 45th Ave NE [CBB]