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SPONSORED: Wooded William Bain Home in North Capitol Hill

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Sponsored post by Ewing & Clark

1700 17th AVE E | $8,800,000 | 4 BEDROOMS | 5 BATH | 7,740 SQFT | BUILT 1938 | MORE ABOUT THIS HOME

Springtime activity in the real estate market accelerates today in the listing of a 3.7 acre parcel with historic home in the heart of Capitol Hill. The home on the north end of 17th Avenue East has undergone an extensive renovation including all systems, windows, floors, bathrooms, interior finishes, infrastructure, landscaping, as well as outbuildings. The verdant surroundings include beautiful, time- honored trees and a picturesque outlook towards Lake Washington, Union Bay and the Cascade Mountains. This romantic parcel situated beside Louisa Boren Park has had only a handful of owners in its eighty year history. In addition to the house, features include a swimming pool with cabana, regulation half-court basketball court, a second 3-car garage, and an expansive meadow. The property is gated and fully fenced and represents the largest residential parcel on Capitol Hill. Listed for $8,800,000.

Find more pictures and more about the home, below.

Located in the heart of Seattle, yet offering complete privacy is this handsome Capitol Hill residence built upon a promontory above Interlaken Park surrounded by magnificent native woodlands and offering picturesque views of Lake Washington and the Cascade Mountains.

A gated drive amongst the greenery approaches the circular motor court and brick façade designed by William Bain.  A Gothic arch framing the entry opens to the grand foyer where tiled floors, an oval ceiling dome and a sweeping staircase embellish its striking presence. The living room is of substantial scale and, with tall full bay windows and three sets of glass doors opening to the covered brick terrace and level gardens, ideal for entertaining and enjoyment of the extraordinary setting. The Living Room is warmed by a tiled fireplace, while sconces add to the ambiance. Jatoba wood floors are found and throughout the home. A powder room with a tiled mosaic and marble serves the formal rooms.

The den is also quite sizable, and is finished with gleaming Jatoba wood floors, a tiled gas fireplace, cherry wet bar with small refrigerator, and a door which opens to the garden terrace. Stained glass doors open into the beautiful dining room also opens to the view terrace, and is finished with a lovely chandelier, built-ins, wall sconces, and wainscot.

Windows overlooking the verdant surroundings make the kitchen inviting and inspiring. Maple cabinets, Esmeralda granite countertops, a sizable island, tiled floor and a glass tiled backsplash are among the design details, while a full complement of top-end appliances include a Viking Range with 6 burners, griddle, double ovens and hood, induction stove, a steam oven, electric wall oven, espresso machine, warming drawer, Meile dishwasher, and  a side by side Subzero refrigerator/freezer. The breakfast nook occupies a prime location within the kitchen to take advantage of the views and setting. Doors open to the garden terrace. The nearby Butler’s pantry provides ample storage and wine fridge, while the maid’s pantry features refrigerated drawers, a Miele dishwasher, sink, and desk area.

Adorned by a custom iron rail with decorative balustrade, the central staircase ascends to the second floor landing. The master bedroom suite is the picture of luxury, and is privately situated within the house. The spacious bedroom overlooks the park-like grounds through the bay window and a deck offers outdoor serenity. Coffered ceilings accentuate the value of the bedroom. The bathroom is finished in Carrara marble, and includes a Waterworks soaking tub, marble double sink counter, a large marble shower and Dornbracht fixtures. Two walk-in closets and dressing room assure that there is a place for everything.

Three additional bedrooms are situated on the second floor, each with a bathroom finished in beautiful marble tile. Two bedrooms share a view deck.

The lower level is home to the recreation room, sauna, exercise room, office and three quarters marble bathroom. The oversized two car garage is also located here, as is the laundry room. A second, detached garage has three bays as well as the generator.

The grounds of this home, updated by Berger Associates, are an integral feature of this estate, and take advantage of the stunning setting. The swimming pool, spa and terrace have Wilkeson stone detailing, and the cabana includes a clerestory windows, a Nanawall opening to the poolside, Wilkeson stone fireplace, laundry, kitchenette and bathroom. A regulation half-court basketball court is found nearby.

The secret garden is an expansive lawn adorned by a gazebo and surrounding plantings including numerous flowering trees, vines and shrubs; a romantic getaway! Magnificent trees include a copper beech, lace-leaf Japanese maples, dogwood, and of course, big leaf maples and Douglas Fir.

Extraordinary original design coupled with unmatched craftsmanship, complete modernization and stunning setting make this urban oasis a once in a lifetime opportunity.

1700 17th AVE E | $8,800,000 | 4 BEDROOMS | 5 BATH | 7,740 SQFT | BUILT 1938 | MORE ABOUT THIS HOME – Brought to you by Ewing & Clark

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10 thoughts on “SPONSORED: Wooded William Bain Home in North Capitol Hill

  1. Only 9mil…. nearly 4 acres….. some developer should buy it and build a huge apartment complex on it…. Oh wait… that neighborhood will never be rezoned…

    • Do a little Internet searching, and you might decide people have already benefited more than they would have by a huge apartment complex being there.

      • Oh please do explain why it is so beneficial to rezone (for the second time) next door to my home, but not next to someone very rich… and how it benefits us all to leave the rich person alone. I’d love to hear it…

        That property… it’s near a transit line, next to a park, practically across the street from an elementary school – all the reasons given why my neighborhood should be torn down.

  2. @CD Neighbor:
    Regarding the “Wooded William Bain Home,” I’m not going to do your Internet searching for you.