This Windermere neighborhood home encompasses everything you’d ever want in a Pacific Northwest residence: spectacular waterfront access, a private, peaceful location that’s close to Magnuson Park, South Lake Union, the University of Washington, the Eastside and downtown Seattle.
The area is one of Seattle’s most sought-after neighborhoods - it’s nestled perfectly between Laurelhurst and Sand Point and is just a short drive to University Village and the city. It’s comprised of just over 300 houses, forming a community that residents never want to leave. It’s beautifully situated on the western side of Lake Washington (the largest freshwater lake in the state), and the homes offer breathtaking views of the lake and mountains.
6503 NE Windermere Rd is a 4,800 square-foot home that boasts 145 front feet of waterfront, one of the largest in the Windermere neighborhood, according to listing agent Sue Rockwell. “The privacy that this parcel offers is going to speak to someone,” she says. “You come down here, and you’re in a different world.”
The four-bedroom, three-and-a-half-bathroom house was built in the 1960s, and according to Aaron Mollick, a principal at Stuart Silk Architects, it’s a blank canvas—an architect’s dream project. He says it could easily be remodeled for the more contemporary lifestyle.
He says it could easily be remodeled to make it more for the contemporary lifestyle. With modifications to the kitchen location, the large living room with masonry fireplace would make an excellent family hub and connected to the dining room would be perfect for hosting guests or everyday use.
“The house orients itself very well, and takes advantage of the site,” he says. “This allows a lot of opportunity for visual continuity through the house and then opportunities for visual connection to the outside increasing natural light and view towards the water."
Take just a few steps from the backyard to the dock for exquisite morning sunrises and incredible views of the Cascade Mountains and Mount Rainer. The jaw-dropping view is showcased by expansive decks, which provide easy indoor-outdoor flow and gorgeous, natural light. It’s perfectly suited for a big, active family or those who love to entertain.
Check out the Washington Waterfront Home Tour June 23-24 to see 6503 NE Windermere Rd, Seattle, WA and the other beautiful properties along our state’s shores. The tour includes properties ranging from the mid-six figures all the way to exquisite multimillion-dollar estates. To see featured properties, visit www.waterfronthomeswa.com.