Nestled just above street level, and privately tucked behind lush border plantings, this 1924 Craftsman in coveted Montlake is a harmonious pairing of sophistication and charm. Stone steps from street level lead to an enchanting seating area just outside the front entrance. Completely enclosed and cushioned inside a private garden, it is an unexpected and pleasant introduction to the home that lies beyond. Outside the main entryway accessed by ipe wood steps, a picturesque porch swing under cover warmly welcomes guests and offers additional outdoor seating.
Through the main entrance, the living space is centered by a Batchelder fireplace and remains airy and light by ample windows with views to the outside gardens. A cool, neutral palette is warmed by original fir floors that extend throughout the main living spaces. Just off the living room, the formal dining room is elegant and stately with dark walls accented by crown moulding and an eye-catching bronze multi-arm chandelier with period milk glass pendants.
Through a cafe door, the delightful eat-in kitchen offers easy access to the back patio. Shaker style cabinets extend to the ceiling and sit above stone gray granite countertops and gas range. Just down the hall, ample built in storage and closet space is a pleasant and usable feature.
Two bedrooms anchor the main floor hallway and feel grand, with high ceilings and garden and patio views. The full bathroom is a clean palette in marble and white subway tile and illuminated by a skylight over the bath.
The daylight basement provides additional sleeping quarters with room for an office or study, and an intimate family room offers quiet escape. A 3/4 bath with penny tiles are complemented by large scale marble subway tiles in the walk-in shower. A generous laundry room with a wall of built-in storage completes the basement level.
Outside, a hard scape patio off the back of the house is fully enclosed by a trellis fence featuring climbing rose bush and offers additional outdoor seating and dining options. The detached garage is conveniently located off the alley. A refined and lovely home with mature gardens, productive fruit trees and ideal outdoor spaces in a picturesque neighborhood setting.