Tucked into the trees and obscured from street view, this multi-level city treehouse is a completely unique urban experience. Located steps from the treasured Washington Park Arboretum, and nestled into a wooded Montlake ravine, this contemporary home is subtle and unassuming.
A wooden staircase discreetly located off the street facing parking pad leads to a bridge stretched over the surrounding greenbelt, providing a charming gateway to the front entry that opens to a slate tiled landing. Down a small flight of stairs, the main floor great room opens to lofted heights. An oversized sliding glass door off the seating area connects to an unobtrusive deck that reaches towards the trees, artfully connecting the space to the outdoors.
A stand alone wood burning fireplace enhances the setting as beautiful sylvan views peek through carefully placed windows, maximizing light and nature while preserving privacy. Vaulted ceilings trimmed in wood evoke warmth and provide texture and balance. The space cleverly plays with the dining room and open-style kitchen, which has been beautifully modernized with slab concrete counters and abundant lower-level storage. A guest bathroom and laundry area completes the main floor.
Upstairs, the lofted primary bedroom swims in light and seems to float in the trees. The en suite full bath luxuriously pairs a tiled Japanese style soaking tub with walk-in shower enclosed in glass and adorned with a rain shower head. The spa experience is complemented by a traditional stand alone steam sauna and heated floors beneath clean large scale floor tiles.
The lower level of the home is cleverly designed as an ADU and can be utilized in a multitude of ways. Containing an additional living space with a kitchenette, the space mimics the main floor and opens to a private deck off the seating area that faces the tranquil ravine. An additional bedroom with 3/4 bath dressed in modern gray tiles is in harmony with the home’s finishes. A separate full size washer and dryer included on this floor is a thoughtful addition.
Accessible from the lower level through a separate entrance point, the backyard offers peaceful escape amidst natural surroundings. A gravel and flagstone footpath leads to a stretch of verdant green lawn. An adjacent seating area is ideal for outdoor gatherings and provides ample space for seating in a variety of configurations.
A unique property in a desirable urban location that truly captures the spirit of the northwest contemporary aesthetic.