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One glance at this property perched above the dark blue water of Puget Sound will make you a believer.

Washington Waterfront Home Tour: French charm meets a modern sensibility

"When the gate opens, you instantly feel transported to somewhere in the French countryside. The sweet fragrance of antique rose perfumes the air, and apples and pears grow plump amid the branches of sturdy espalier trees. Finally, as you near the end of the tree-lined alley, the home appears in an aura of fairy tale mystery and charm. Snow White and Sleeping Beauty cannot be far away.”

Agent Veronique Hval’s description of 23235 Marine View Dr S in Des Moines, WA might sound like make believe, but one glance at this property perched above the dark blue water of Puget Sound will make you a believer.

The garden of this four-bedroom residence reflects the elegance that awaits inside. Custom tile work and hardwood floors stretch throughout a home that’s both roomy and cozy. Unique architectural details like arched doorways and vaulted ceilings draw the gaze upward, yet exquisite details entreat it to linger.

  • Four distinctive fireplaces feature stone and marble mantels, creating the ambiance of a ch√Ęteau but offering the convenience of natural gas
  • Skylights and ample windows allow light to stream inside
  • Exposed beams add dimension and texture

For all its luxury, this property eschews even a hint of ostentation. A Provencal-style kitchen is warm and inviting, while the home theater on the lower level looks more cozy than corporate.

One of the most delightful things about this home is how it features the surrounding vistas. The back patio is sheltered by a trellis and affords plenty of outdoor space for enjoying the summer breezes, while three of the four bedrooms have Sound views. The dining room and living room also look out toward the beauty of the Sound. This secluded, serene ambiance is even more impressive considering the property is less than a mile from the heart of Des Moines and less than an hour from both Tacoma and Seattle.

Though it’s unusual to see a home that is elegant but not opulent, exquisite but not overwrought, the residence at 23235 Marine View Dr S in Des Moines, WA truly pulls it off.

Interested in learning more about 23235 Marine View Dr S or touring this property? View the listing or contact Veronique Hval. Email: | Office: (206) 244-5900 | Direct: (206) 214-8499

Check out the Washington Waterfront Home Tour this weekend to take a tour of 23235 Marine View Dr S and other beautiful properties along our state’s shores. The tour includes properties ranging in price from the mid-six figures all the way to exquisite multi-million-dollar estates throughout the Puget Sound. To learn more and see featured properties, visit