3616 NW 65th Court, Seattle

Listed and Sold At $4,337,452

5 BEDroom | 4.5 BATH | 6,469 SF

One of the most exceptional in-city properties available in Seattle, this one-of-a-kind custom home and 2,400 sf carriage house evokes the effortless elegance of a classic coastal retreat. Strategically positioned just above Shilshole Bay with views from Whidbey Island to Mt. Rainier, this peaceful setting offers secluded tranquility, while minutes away from the business and tech hubs of Downtown, South Lake Union and Interbay.

Constructed as a collaboration between its owners, Craig Stillwell of Stillwell Hanson Architects and landscape designer Dale Greer, this property combines classic architectural forms with contemporary space planning and construction. The result is a home that is gracious in scale and historic in atmosphere, yet effortlessly comfortable and luxurious for modern lifestyles. Thoughtful attention to scale and proportion offers grand spaces that maintain an enveloping sense of intimacy while living large. Walls of windows frame water, mountain and marina views. This residence offers the easy grandeur of Pacific Northwest coastal living with four floors of sublime living space that epitomize best practices in design, construction and finest detail.

The main house has three light and airy above ground levels, all of which are optimized to capture iconic outlooks. A gracious covered front porch opens to a foyer and leads into the living room on the right, a stunning symmetrical space, surrounded on three sides by large transom windows with French doors that frame views over the deep veranda. The open gourmet kitchen and sitting room, butler’s pantry, mudroom and one of two home offices are to the south, with the dining area and a dramatic central staircase defining the center space. A full service elevator serves all four levels.

The second floor is devoted to three bedroom suites that offer direct access to two generous decks. The master suite occupies half of the second floor, with a spacious lounge at the top of the staircase landing that leads into a light-filled sleeping area, walk-in closet and master bath. French doors lead out onto a paved west-facing patio that offers 270 degree views of Puget Sound. Two additional bedroom suites share a large south-facing deck, each with its own set of French doors for access. Both bedrooms offer a pair of en-suite marble-lined baths with oversized walk-in showers.

A commanding view deck anchors the third floor, which features a second home office flanked by two generous non-conforming bedrooms and 3/4 bath. Features of the spacious lower level include high ceilings, large windows, a fabulous temperature controlled wine cellar, home theater with game room, storage room and safe room.

Just across from the main residence sits a beautifully designed 2,400 sf carriage house with a two bedroom, 1.25 bath living space above a three car garage. Perfect for guests or income property. This additional dwelling is finished to a level consistent with the main house, with vaulted ceilings, opulent finishes, elevator and its own garden space. The garage is fully finished and can easily be converted into entertaining space. The auto court offers additional parking for 10 cars – ideal for entertaining or the car aficionado.

A gracious covered front porch opens into a foyer, and leads into the living room on the right, a stunning symmetrical space, surrounded on three sides by large transom windows that frame views over the veranda. Anchored by a large cast stone fireplace, with plenty of room for a grand piano and various sitting areas. 

This gated property occupies just over 1/2 an acre and is sited high above the surrounding neighborhood. A large lawn off the veranda provides a gracious outdoor area for garden parties and recreation. The kitchen garden surrounds a relaxing fountain and occupies a formally fenced area to the south of the main house, while gorgeous roses and native plantings help define the perimeter of the property. An additional freestanding utility building is set to the left of the main house, fully outfitted for use as a workshop or two bay garage.