$2.7M Architect Henry Griffin-Designed ‘Interlaaken’ on Lake Steilacoom
$2,700,000 | Built 1990 | 6,579 Sq. Ft. | 6 Beds | 5 Baths | 1.70 Acres
7119 Interlaaken Drive SW, Lakewood, WA 98499
Designed by the late architect Henry Griffin, Interlaaken is a custom residence built in 1990 on a 1.70 acre property with 165-feet of waterfront on Lake Steilacoom. Interlaaken is on the market for $2.7 million in Lakewood, Washington. Listing details: Welcome to Interlaaken; from the Latin meaning to sit between two lakes. This legacy property is now offered for sale; for the first time ever. The estate style home was created on land that has been in the same family since the mid 1900’s. From a private meandering drive, you are greeted by the front façade, a perfect image of symmetry. The home greets you with double doors to a soaring ceiling that provide a scale that’s unheard of. The foyer leads your eye through the living area to the crisp blue waters of the lake through the floor to ceiling windows. Artfully placed living areas give defined yet open living room, dining nook overlooking the look and dining area with fireplace and wet bar. The owner’s office is open to the great room, ideal for taking in the lake views.
The island kitchen is open for casual living but able to be closed off for the most formal parties. In true style to the architect, its full of storage with multiple pantries, tons of natural light, has a kitchen office area and wonderful sun filled breakfast nook. The kitchen and nook flow to an oversized utility room, half bath, and a guest suite. The guest suite is complete with bath, ample closet space, and kitchenette area. The main level of the home is balanced on the other side of the home with the primary owner’s suite and guest suite. The owner’s suite is entered through a quiet hallway, soaring doors and gives you that feeling that you are tucked away from the rest of the home. The suite is generously sized with sitting area, fireplace and deck overlooking the lake. A terrific feature in the owner’s suite is a morning room, or otherwise might be known as wet bar; the perfect spot so you don’t have to go the kitchen for that first cup of coffee. The ensuite bath leads to large closet storage options, soaking tub area and even a private hot tub.
The lower level of the home provides more bedrooms, a recreation room and storage. There are 3 bedrooms on this level, one being a unique bunk room. Every lake house needs that extra sleeping space. This level gives bedrooms, television and play areas away from the upper-level entertaining areas. The home site of INTERLAAKEN is made up of about 1.7 acres and about 165 feet of waterfront. It has the same majestic and commanding presence from the lake as it does from the driveway. The manicured grounds provide a boat house, dock, and tennis court. The patio and outdoor spaces are smartly designed with a free flow from the interior of the home to a party veranda overlooking the lake. The smart architecture provides smart features like outdoor storage rooms, hidden garbage storage and even a potting shed built into the home. Most of the homes contents convey with the home sale. Be sure to ask the listing agent what is included.
The ARCHITECT, Henry Griffin, was known for creating unique homes in our area’s past life. A unique person himself, Henry immigrated from Cuba and created a life here around designing one-of-a kind residences, commercial buildings, and remodels. He grew up in Cuba and was used to having a staff in the home for the care of the occupants inside. Hence you will often see his floorplans to be smartly designed to allow for grand parties, intimate evenings, and staff quarters. Henry’s accomplishments include the Seattle Convention Center, grand homes of Lakewood and remodel projects to include Stadium Way. He was a fun-loving charming person that provided old school hand drawn plans for his projects. Those same projects that have come to be timeless treasures of our area.
LAKE STEILACOOM is a wonderful place to make memories. The lake is rich in history yet provides the backdrop for an incredible lifestyle of today. It’s a full use lake for motorboats, kayaks, jet skis and the lake; with over 300 acres of surface water, the creek fed lake provides a meandering shoreline that is perfect for a late-night cruise and daytime fun with little ones. The lake is known for its holiday parades on July 4th and Christmas. Rest assured; the lake provides waterfront enjoyment that traditions are made of. It is “that” house on the lake that people call out. It’s tradition, it’s Iconic and it’s a legacy property. It’s Interlaaken. Interlaaken is on the market for $2.7 million with Michael Morrison of Morrison House Sotheby’s International. Check out Interlaaken’s website!