2.25 Acre Seattle Home
47 NW Cherry Loop, Seattle, Washington, United States, 98177
This exceptional 2.25-acre estate property offers 180-degree views of Puget Sound and the Olympic Mountains and a stunning home designed by Stuart Silk, the Seattle-based architect who now enjoys international acclaim. Custom built and completed in 1994, the house affords the ease of one level living and generously proportioned rooms designed to bring in glorious outdoor surroundings. The property has exquisite grounds with a natural stream, pond and waterfalls. Lovely gardens and a swimming pool with a hot tub enhance the natural setting. The house and a large auto court are privately situated at the end of a circular drive.
The kitchen was designed for cooking and entertaining on a grand scale. It is equipped with a 60″ Garland professional gas range, two Sub-Zero refrigerators, two dishwashers and a trash compactor by Kitchen Aid, and a Whirlpool microwave. The kitchen has custom alder cabinetry with beadboard detailing, stainless steel counters, two sinks, and a large center island .
It also offers abundant storage space, with several closets and a big walk-in pantry that doubles as a home office. The adjoining family room has wrap-around views and two sets of French doors to outdoor terraces. A wood-burning fireplace set in a massive limestone surround dominates one wall.
Rustic double doors open to a breezeway connecting dayrooms with the bedroom wing, where there are five bedrooms and three full baths, including the master suite. The breezeway has points of entry to the front and back terraces, providing easy access to the pool and outdoors. The master suite is privately situated at the end of the hall. Its bedroom has wrap-around windows with panoramic views of the water and mountains.
French doors open to a west-facing terrace overlooking a sloping lawn and a stream with a waterfall that provides the room with the soothing sound of white water. Another set of French doors opens to an adjoining sitting room with a built-in desk under a view window. The suite has ‘his and her’ walk-in closets and a bath sumptuously appointed in white limestone. The master bath is equipped with a soaking tub, separate shower, two vanities and a water closet.
The lower level holds mechanical equipment and a naturally cooled wine cellar that can accommodate more than 1,600 bottles. The attic and lower level are both accessed from the hall in the bedroom wing. Gorgeous grounds, professionally landscaped by Thomas Rengstorf, offer endless delights. A pair of monumental stone Corinthian capitals original to the property anchor each side of the main west-facing terrace.
Beyond the terrace is a level lawn bordered by a neat privet honeysuckle hedge. Gravel pathways meander through the property, passing the stream, a tranquil reflecting pond and several waterfalls. Flanked by grape-draped arbors, the swimming pool and hot tub look out on the house, water and mountains from a hilltop above the entry area. There is also a green house/potting shed for gardeners. The 4-car garage has a large sink, additional storage space and one oversized bay for a larger vehicle. The property, situated on a bluff, extends all the way down to the railroad tracks that run along the waterfront, ensuring unobstructed views in perpetuity. This fine estate property is located in The Highlands, a gated community north of Seattle’s city center, prized for its distinguished homes privately situated in pristine woodland surroundings.
Size: 10,274 Sq. Ft.
Bathrooms: 4 Full, 1 Half
Specialty Items: 2.25 Acres, Built in 1994, 180-Degree Views of Puget Sound & Olympics, Swimming Pool, Hot Tub, Stream, Pond, Waterfalls, 4-Car Garage.
Address: 47 NW Cherry Loop, Seattle, Washington, United States, 98177