We are excited to announce that our Seattle Northshire Estate is featured today on Curbed Seattle!
2.3 acres of Olmsted-designed grounds define this gracious and utterly unique urban estate and provide context for all of its exquisitely restored and newly built structures. Bordering the acclaimed Dunn Gardens, the estate known as Seattle Northshire Estate represents a magical coalescence of meticulous restoration, carefully edited historic beauty and confidently bold design to create a singular enclave that celebrates its richly genteel rural heritage while anticipating the future with thoroughly modern systems and conveniences, wrapped in exceptional levels of craftsmanship.
Seattle Northshire Estate is a masterpiece of site integration with layers of architecture and landscape that gently guide visitors along groomed walking paths from the gated entry past a newly constructed 5 stall horse stable and training area, to a restored guest cottage and Carl Gould-designed carriage house, then on to a manor home that is the epitome of classic grace and elegance. Mature fruit trees and hedgerows part to afford painterly vistas of the surrounding nature, while a sport court and rolling lawns provide ample space for outdoor recreation and relaxation. True to its roots as a farm, the property also features a fenced vegetable garden, all within a 7 mile drive of downtown Seattle, and surrounded by the elegant Broadview neighborhood and all of its local conveniences.
Careful preservation is on display in every corner of this amazing retreat. Original buildings have been lovingly restored, while maintaining as much of their original patina and building fabric as possible. The gardens and plantings are true to their original plan and new structures and features have been meticulously planned so as to feel of a piece with the surrounding property.
Of particular note is the beautifully maintained and restored manor house that dispels with stuffy formality in its magnificently 21st century décor. Awash in bold color and pattern, this residence is a tour de force of modern interior design, presenting a fun, luxurious and unexpected urban counterpoint to the property’s charmingly rural aesthetic. Lavish materials such as exotic custom stone and tile and artfully designed surfaces mix delightfully with classic moldings and formal spaces to create a home that is always playful and surprising – ideal for grand entertaining and casual living alike.
Updated systems and a full installation of solar panels help lessen this estate’s carbon footprint, while its naturalistic landscaping provides incredible levels of privacy, peace and tranquility, despite the property’s in-city location. Whether viewed as a farm retreat or as an opulent and engaging primary residence, Seattle Northshire Estate is true to its name!
Read the article on Curbed Seattle here.