Each week, we're featuring one Seattle-area home that we think is interesting, inspiring or just a downright feast for the eyes. Some of them are actually on the market, while other homes will offer enviable style tips--courtesy of their ingenious owners or designers--that you can steal for your own abode.
If you've ever seen a Nancy Meyers film (Something's Gotta Give, The Holiday, e.g.) then you know the director, producer and writer is known for creating enviable movie homes. "I put a lot of work into that. I see a house as a lead character," she told Elle Decor in a 2012 interview.
So when we spied this 6,560-square-foot stunner in Normandy Park we swooned: It looks like it's straight out of one of Ms. Meyers' films. The European-inspired waterfront manse is listed for $2,995,000 and has truly spectacular views of the Puget Sound and the Olympic Mountains, not to mention plenty of outdoor space from which to take in said views.
The views are unbelievable from this home
Inside, the style is decidedly traditional with crown mouldings, tray ceilings and intricate woodwork throughout. We're particularly drawn to the spacious living room--complete with a stately fireplace--with ample light and an ideal-for-entertaining layout that flows onto the terrace. (Your summer gatherings have never had it so good!)
In the chef's kitchen, you'll find top-of-the-line Miele and Viking appliances, cherry cabinets and Brazilian cherry floors with custom walnut inlaid designs underfoot. The breakfast nook looks like a sweet spot to enjoy morning coffee or (come on, who are we kidding here) a smart evening cocktail.
As for the master suite? Take your pick: There are four in this abode. We call dibs on the one with white built-ins. Feast your eyes on more photos of the Normandy Park home below.
The elegant living room with loads of light and access to the outdoor areas
Who wouldn't love to cook in this kitchen?
Notice the detailing in the Brazilian cherry wood floors. Just stunning
One of the four master bedrooms found in this home
This is another one of the master bedrooms (and our personal fave)
Yes, there's even a full-fledged movie room where you can enjoy, say, a Nancy Meyers film!
The gorgeous grounds surrounding this Normandy Park home
The perks continue with a state-of-the-art home theater with kitchenette and even separate living quarters for your out-of-town guests. Your cars and gas-powered toys have the good life, too: This abode boasts a four-car garage and boat or RV parking.
The summer months are almost here and whoever snaps up this property will certainly be enjoying them to the full extent.
For more information on this home, visit waterhavens.com or contact Veronique Hval at 206.214.8499 or firstname.lastname@example.org. Please join us at a private soiree at the home on Thursday, April 23 from 4:30 to 7:30 p.m., complete with champagne and hors d'oeuvres.