On an idyllic tree lined street, within walking distance of the restaurants and cafes of Madrona, this 1927 brick classic makes a stately presence on an east facing corner lot. Behind wrought iron gates softened by boxwood hedges and mature plantings, private, other worldly gardens cushion the home on all sides, adding to the enchantment of this enviable property.
Through the formal entry, the main living spaces are at once elegant and relaxed with coveted period details left in place. Coved ceilings, charming wall nooks, and gorgeous arched doorways with original millwork are refined and sophisticated. The formal living room, anchored by a welcoming fireplace, is bathed in light through a surround of original lead glass windows through which the gardens outside can be seen and accessed through a pair of leaded glass doors.
Warmed by the rich tones of pristine oak hardwoods, the space seamlessly transitions to the adjacent dining room, which has direct passage to the kitchen beyond.
Exquisitely reimagined and completed in 2021, the kitchen evokes a European sensibility and grace. A show stopping ILVE range is offset by classic white cabinetry against a full wall backdrop of clean, subway tiles. Slate gray soapstone counter tops rest above ample storage maintained in lower cabinetry and a sense of airiness abounds with open shelving. Gorgeous wood accents brings additional warmth and richness, and a picture perfect window seat overlooks the outdoor patio and gardens. The main floor is completed with a guest bathroom and study just steps from the kitchen, with access to the outside patios.
Upstairs, four bedrooms are found off the wrap around landing and include an elegant and regal principal bedroom. Washed in soothing tones and handsome hardwoods the master is adorned with a stunning marble fireplace and lake views, which can be seen across tree-top level from the private bedroom terrace. Leaded glass windows draw in abundant natural light that plays off a sparkling period crystal overhead pendant light. The en-suite bathroom features classic double washstands, a generous walk-in shower with white subway surround and basket-weave floor tile.
An additional full bathroom off the landing services the other sleeping quarters and showcases one-of-a-kind original tiles meticulously preserved.
The daylight basement level offers utility and multiple flex spaces. Including the family room centered by a grand brick fireplace, laundry room, additional 3/4 bathroom. A Prohibition-era wine cellar hides behind a secret door, adding to the enchantment of this special home.
Thoughtfully designed outdoor spaces are accessible from multiple rooms in the home and provide traditional glamour and intimacy. Stone patios and walkways that encircle the house converge together before a full scale outdoor fireplace and seating area before the textured backdrop of mature plantings. Down a pair of stone steps, a fountain lays watch over a perfectly manicured side yard. Utterly private and completely magical, the outdoor gardens create the perfect environment for quiet moments or full-scale gatherings.