An Urban Oasis Off of 10th Ave | We all know Central Capitol Hill is growing denser and denser around its bustling core of restaurants and bars, but on its northern end, there are still residential sections with coveted single-family homes. From the street, some of them look like modest little bungalows, but looks can be deceiving, as is the case with this 2,580 SF Urban Oasis right on 10th Avenue. Among other houses and brick-facade apartment buildings lining the road, this gorgeous craftsman is tucked behind a gated garden courtyard, giving it privacy and quiet while still being directly on an arterial road with fast access to both 520 and I-5.
The 5,120 SF property is a lush cocoon where one can relax or celebrate with ease. The backyard garden includes fruit trees, a cabana with hot tub and small dining space, and chicken coop all surrounded by tall hedges. A side deck connects to the formal dining room via french doors, allowing for dinner parties to spill comfortably into the gardens, where guests can walk among flowers, fruit trees and a lovely cascading fountain at the front. This is a home that is made for entertaining, fully using the sizable lot as a living area extending beyond the house’s interior.
The chef’s kitchen is the heart of it all, with an eat up bar, gas cook top and lots of cabinet storage. There is plenty of lounge area inside, too. The large living room has beautiful fir floors and a more traditional, stately feeling, while a lower level lounge has a hipper vibe, including a wet bar, exposed beams and ducts overhead, and lots of extra room. It also connects to the gardens, making the exterior oasis always just a few steps away.
Even on the upper floor, one gets views of the greenery—and so much more! The master bedroom on the top floor offers a west-facing view of Lake Union, the Space Needle, Queen Anne and the Puget Sound beyond it. The 3/4 en suite master bathroom extends the views through windows offering ample natural light. A second bedroom looks peacefully into the treetops and is steps away from another full bathroom. A third bedroom is located in the lower level and has access to a 3/4 bath and loads of additional space, perfect for a home office or workout area.
But frankly can we talk about how Diva-RIFFIC this hot tub cabana is? Imagine enjoying your Rainbow Season afterglow in this tub? Can we get a couple of bears for this photo shoot? Speaking of an Urban Oasis this 10th Ave house has it all in North Capitol Hill.
Our pals Andrea and Jarl Fjortoft at Coldwell Banker Bain have this fabulous home on the market. This baby is a steal for $925,000. Located at 2007 10th Ave, Seattle, WA 98102. All photos curtesy of our Diva Andrea!