A winding drive cuts through pristine woodland with tall evergreen trees, ending in a long driveway in front of a lovely traditional home that was built originally in 1956 and extensively updated in 1990. This inviting residence, situated on a 2.6 acre lot with mature plantings, enjoys breathtaking views of Puget Sound and the Olympic Mountains. A grand two-story foyer with handsome staircase introduces interiors with large scale formal rooms that flow from one to another, providing an ideal setting for entertaining. The grand scale living room has a wall of windows to the view and a fireplace with a traditional...mantel and marble surround. A generously sized adjoining formal dining room features a wall of windows that open to a spacious view deck The kitchen was beautifully remodeled by Schultz Miller and the finished product is an epicurean’s delight. Featuring white traditional cabinetry, granite counters and island with cherry cabinets, a six burner Wolf range, double ovens, and stainless appliances, the kitchen is equipped for the most discerning gourmet. A breakfast area enjoys spectacular views and is the perfect place for informal dining. An adjoining family room offers a wall of built-in library shelving, gas fireplaces with marble surround and white mantel and windows to the view. Glass doors from the family room lead to a wonderful outdoor living area featuring a pool, spa, barbeque area and fireplace. The perfect place for entertaining! The home has four bedrooms, including a fabulous view master suite on the main level. A large walk-in closet, sitting area and master bath with marble tile, jetted soaking tub, glass walled shower and double sinks with marble vanity make the master a true retreat. A guest suite/second master is on the upper level and features a fireplace plus a full bath with jetted tub, shower and double vanities. An additional generously sized bedroom is on the lower level. The lower level also features a large rec room with fireplace and floor-to-ceiling windows looking out to the view. An impressive wine cellar holds a 4,000 bottle collection. Beautiful grounds offered manicured lawns and trees landscaped for privacy. This distinguished property is located in The Highlands, one of Seattle’s premier gated communities, prized for its privately situated homes and wooded surroundings. Just north of the city, The Highlands is an easy commute to downtown Seattle.
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