This 1930’s brick mansion is located at 3025 Magnolia Boulevard W in Seattle, WA. It is situated on 2.1 acres and underwent a 3-year renovation. It boasts 11,280 square feet of living space with 4 bedrooms, 4 full and 3 half bathrooms, grand formal rooms, sunroom, 8 fireplaces, gym, home theater, billiards room and more. The grounds boast original Japanese gardens and a swimming pool. It is listed at $4,900,000.

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  • Daniel

    I hate the exterior. The porte-cochere and the single window above it are beyond ugly. The interior is much more successful, but reminds me a lot of something we’d see in London or the suburbs of London. Seems like a good start for an eclectic interior.




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  • Grrrowler

    I’ve been in this house, and it’s actually a very nice, and gracious house. The interior has been redone very sympathetically to the original style of the house, and it has a lot of potential. It was furnished when I saw it, and it looked very comfortable.

    Daniel is right about the front. The porte-cochere needs to be removed and the front entrance restyled. Currently it looks like a funeral home.

    I don’t know why the listing didn’t show any pics of the views. They are truly stunning, looking across Elliott Bay from downtown Seattle across West Seattle and over toward Vashon and Bainbridge islands. As for the location, I personally wouldn’t want to live in Magnolia. There three ways in/out by land vehicle, so you’re sort of on an island. The neighborhood has all sorts of shops and restaurants, but it would be too limiting for me.

    If I had to live in Magnolia, I’d prefer this, even though it’s half the size: http://www.cbbain.com/Pages/PropertyDetail.aspx?ListingID=33159771&NAV=1




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    • Daniel

      If you recall, what was/is the purpose of the room in photo 5? Is that supposed to be a breakfast bar or something?




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      • Grrrowler

        The space itself is a gallery. The thing that looks like a wet bar on the left is a butler’s pantry type setup for servicing the outdoor grill.




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  • Iemand

    I don’t really like the exterior, but I love the interior. Looks like a very good start for a comfortable home.




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  • John

    I cant help but think this was something else before a house.




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  • designfan

    Does anybody remember where this house was published? Thanks.




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  • NOVA Ben

    This falls flat on its face in my opinion…I chuckled when I read Grrrowler’s description of the facade as looking like a funeral home, because I had already decided that I’d write that it looks like a nursing home, so we’re on the same wavelength there.

    As far as the interior goes, I appreciate what they tried to do, but I just don’t feel it. It’s certainly sleek, and I do see what Daniel means by it having a London-ish look to it, but it’s just devoid of any personality to me. It is indeed a shame that there are no photos of the view, because at least then there might’ve been something I could like about the place. Oh well.




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  • designfan

    I knew I recognized this house—

    This house was published in the Spring 2010 issue of Renovation Style. (It was going to bug me until I found it. LOL)

    I agree with everyone that the porte cochere is poorly conceived.
    There are photos on the King County property and tax website of the original Federal-ish facade. Sooooooo much better.

    The house was remodeled by a prominent Seattle couple, heirs to the Skyway luggage fortune, well known for their philanthropy. It is now bank owned.

    This one is interesting. Thanks, Kenny.




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  • rob

    This is good enough for a 5 million dollar house in Seattle. There are so many more expensive houses in the areal. I do like Growwler house better though. This looks like a nice unpretentious upper class home in a solid neighborhood. Nice sized lot. Interesting lighting choices. Not my cup of tea but I can see the appeal.




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