$7,000,000 | Built 1905 | 8,882 Sq. Ft. | 6 Beds | 5.5 Baths | 0.32 Acres
618 W Highland Drive, Seattle, Washington, United States, 98119
This fabulous Dutch Colonial home with a stucco exterior and slate roof was built in 1905 from plans by W. Marbury Sommervell. The Reginald Parsons House hit the market in July 2020 for $7.5 million and was recently reduced to $7 million. Impeccably restored, in keeping with its original grandeur, this elegant home features grand, yet intimate spaces, beautiful wood detailing and wonderful entertaining spaces. It showcases light filled formal, sun and garden rooms with leaded windows, a tile-floored conservatory and a dream chef’s kitchen with large eating space which opens to a lovely patio. There is a sumptuous primary bedroom with sitting room and 5 additional bedrooms – all with fireplaces. Additional features include a gymnasium on the third floor, a large library and beautiful entertaining patio. The beautiful grounds originally included Parsons Memorial Garden on the west and a rose garden on the east side. The house was designated a Seattle landmark in 1979. The Reginald Parsons House is on the market for $7 million with Doreen Alhadeff of Gerrard Beattie & Knapp.
Its original owner, Reginald H. Parsons (1873-1955) was born in Flushing, Long Island, New York. After living in Colorado and California, he came to Seattle in 1904 with his wife Maude Bemis Parsons (1874-1955) to open a branch of the Bemis Bros. Bag Co. Over his career he gave generously of himself as a businessman, philanthropist and civic leader.