Many of you have probably experienced it–that feeling of calm that arrives while near the water. Whether it’s a rushing creek, the Puget Sound, or just a neighborhood pool, water has long been associated with a zen-like peace. Staring at the ocean or a large body of water has a meditative effect on the mind and boosts your mood. According to psychologists, the sounds of water “activate your parasympathetic nervous system, which is responsible for slowing us down and allowing us to relax and feel more engaged.” Breathing in salt air is also good for you; in places like waterfalls and the ocean, the air contains negative ions. Many health experts believe that negative ions have healing properties, especially for people who suffer from seasonal affective disorder.
Because water is so calming and powerful, waterfront homes are special spaces. Pickett Street’s latest listing, a gorgeous West Seattle waterfront home, features enormous windows to let you take in the views and fresh salt air.
Read on for the details about this home. Or, feel free to get in touch with Pickett Street’s Jesse Moore at 425-502-5397.
This stunning, custom-built modern home is a paragon of West Seattle waterfront living. The 40 feet of waterfront can be appreciated from all three levels, thanks to exposed steel-beam construction and an open concept floorplan. Beyond the stainless-steel pivot door, oak floors spill across the main level and carry you into the living room with cathedral ceilings, gas fireplace, built-in cabinets and panoramic lift-and-slide pocket doors overlooking the Sound and Olympics. The kitchen is wrapped in Afromosia cabinets and features Caesarstone countertops and Miele appliances. The dining room has a climate controlled 2-story wine cellar with a metal spiral staircase that holds about 500 bottles. A media room is wired for home theater with in-ceiling speakers. Top floor is home to the master retreat, with a lofted office space with 2-story views. Master bedroom has retractable windows that open for greater views throughout the top floor. Master bath is host to a generous tub and a huge double shower with glass surround. Remainder of master bathroom splits into two private quarters, with separate powder rooms and walk-in closets. The lower level includes the garage and polished concrete flooring for two guest rooms with sliders leading out to the back patio with a built-in fire pit. The exterior features a barrel roof with tongue and groove soffits that carry over to the interior ceiling. All this plus central vacuum, electric car charger, enclosed storage shed, security system, and all the amenities and quiet lifestyle that West Seattle provides.
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As a quiet, safe residential area of Seattle, West Seattle both enjoys distance from city life’s commotion and easy access to all of the city’s attractions. Residents often say that this neighborhood has a small-town feel, despite the fact that the area is actually quite large and offers some of the hippest hubs in the city.
From the property, a quick drive leads to several eateries, including the grill and alehouse Circa, which offers 14 beers on tap, classic cocktails, and upscale comfort food. Check out Ephesus for a homey atmosphere and highly-rated Turkish cuisine. And finally, West Seattle’s Junction neighborhood offers a downtown area with trendy restaurants like Mashiko, West 5, and Kizuki Ramen and Izakaya. This property lies just south of Alki Point, home to one of Seattle’s best beaches. Lincoln Park, with its green walking trails and heated pools, is just a mile-long walk down the beach.
To experience this waterfront home and the power of being near the water in person, read out to Pickett Street at email@example.com or 425-502-5397.