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Our most recent Queen Anne Tudor home has won “Home of the Week” by the Puget Sound Business Journal and has even been featured on Curbed Seattle.

It’s no surprise that our most recent listing has gained quite the exposure as this Queen Anne Tudor truly is spectacular! This impressive Queen Anne Tudor has been fully restored and with Puget Sound & Olympics west facing views, one can truly experience the beautiful of the outdoors while inside.

They preserved the fireplace, tapered plaster and tile that includes an art niche. Between the living and dining rooms, more niches, small arched openings for turning possessions into presentations. Beneath them, built-in glass china and curio cabinets sized more for display than storage. Between all of that, a gentle archway.

The kitchen continues the black and white, or shades of grey, theme with stainless steel that looks more at home than in many kitchens thanks to color matching. White cabinetry and marbled counters and back splashes sustain the style. Even the bathrooms have similar decor, and like the kitchen, have been updated with modern fixtures and doors.

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A dutch door can fit in many homes, but isn’t as common as french doors. This house has both. A dutch door to the kitchen. French doors to the half-hexagonal balcony from which there are views to the Sound.

Somewhere in there they’ve included an apartment, which suggests a second kitchen as well, something useful during the holidays.

One advantage of the black and white scheme is that any color you bring will be that much more noticeable. A little color will go a long way, and if it is art, there are homes for it.

Interested in Purchasing this Spectacular Queen Anne Tudor?

Contact us by filling out our online contact form! We’d love to set up a time for you to come visit this gorgeous property. It certainly is a site to see, the pictures don’t do this spectacular estate justice!

 

Those who are planning on moving to Canada, our neighbors in the north, after the 2016 election might have a harder time than they think. The interest in immigration to Canada was so overwhelming as the election results rolled in that the Canadian Immigration Website actually crashed, displaying a “500 – Internal server error” message for hours according to the Seattle PI.

Although immigration to Canada might seem like a viable option for those upset by the election results, the process and associated costs might stop you. Here is what you need to know.

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In honor of the Presidential election last week, our Chapel Lane Estate listing was featured on King 5 News as Shoreline’s “presidential mansion.” The Shoreline Chapel Lane estate is listed for $5.8 million for good reason – it is rich with history as it was designed by Elizabeth Ayer, the first licensed female architect in the state of Washington, in 1928. Ayer’s work was greatly informed by her interest in classical architectural forms and European travel, as evidenced by the house’s enduring architectural details.

The interiors, while complementing Ayer’s architectural details, were designed by the renowned firm Parish Hadley. The name may not sound familiar, but this eclectic mix of styles, patterns and textures might; Parish Hadley also worked with Jackie Kennedy to design the Oval Office and private spaces of the Kennedy White House!

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This Shoreline mansion’s presidential connection gets even more interesting when we learn that George and Laura Bush once spent the night in the home’s upstairs “Raspberry Room.”

In its elegant dining room, you’ll find a table at which the Queen of England most likely sat, as it once belonged to the Duke and Duchess of Windsor. And the classic walnut library even has its own secret room; take a peek inside if you can figure out how to open it (even us brokers are stumped!)

The estate occupies over four acres of exquisite formal gardens set admist a backdrop of unspoiled forest. The mansion itself stretches over 11,000 square feet, containing 14 bedrooms and 8 baths.

“Can’t get work like this done anymore,” says broker Mary Norris. “They can copy it, but it’s never reproduced quite like this.”

Hit PLAY to view the full King 5 segment that I was featured on, I (Mary Norris) can be seen at the 1:01 time mark!

If you’re interested in making an offer on this home, please contact me by filling out this online form or give me a call at 206.713.2151.