This historic 1927 built mansion is located at 160 NW Highland Drive in Seattle, WA and is situated on close to 5 acres. It was designed by architect Edwin Ivey and built for the Paul Henry family, who were heirs to the local railroad fortune. It was later bought by Captain Peabody after he sold his many Blackball Ferry lines to Washington State to become the Washington State Ferry System. Captain Peabody’s daughter Patty married Elliott Roosevelt, the son of President Franklin D. Roosevelt. It boasts 12,580 square feet of living space with 6 bedrooms and 8 bathrooms. The landscaped grounds feature numerous gardens, an aviary and a children’s treehouse. It is listed at $6,500,000.

*Thanks to HOTR reader Christopher Lawrence for the tip

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  • Daniel

    Stunning. And the price seems extremely reasonable.




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  • NOVA Ben

    Wow, I absolutely love this place. It’s beautiful, and I don’t think I’d change a thing.

    Kenny, is your provided address correct? I don’t seem to be able to find any house that looks like this when I plugged that address in on bing maps…




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    • Daniel

      It’s Highland Road. Using Bing, the home is about 500 feet southeast if you plug in the provided address. No Streetview though as it’s a gated community 🙁




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      • NOVA Ben

        When I plugged in the given address, it showed me a location nowhere near where the actual house is, let alone 500 feet away.




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    • NOVA Ben

      Strange…I played around on zillow a little bit and found our subject property…according to the physical map, it’s on NW Highland ROAD, not DR, but zillow has no address for the home, it just says “The Highlands, Seattle, WA”. The home is located between 158 NW Highland Dr. (which doesn’t match what the map refers to as NW Highland Rd. and is also apparently in “Shoreline, WA”) and 166 Boundary Ln NW, also in Shoreline. Very confusing. I wonder what happened?




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  • A.K

    Stunning. I LOVE every bit of the exterior design, terrace and landscape. The price is hot especially considering its heritage!




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  • Grrrowler

    I love this house. I think it’s been beautifully maintained and refurbished. I would change some of the furnishings, but it’s comfortable, stately, elegant, and livable.

    The area it’s in is called The Highlands (as opposed to Highland Drive, which is in the Queen Anne neighborhood). The Highlands is an older gated area and has some beautiful houses. Unfortunately there’s still a pretty restrictive covenant governing the community and it’s caused the area to be less desirable than some other areas that have large houses but no covenant. That explains the lower price; the same house in Medina or Seward Park would be a lot more money.

    There are some amazing views from houses in this area, although this one doesn’t seem to have some of the best. As for the address, houses in The Highlands do have official house numbers but they’re rarely used. When sending mail or asking the security guard to a house in the neighborhood, one simply references the house/estate name. The USPS has no problem delivering mail without a house number and street address, and I actually love not having to use something as mundane as an address.




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    • rob

      How in the world do you know this?




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      • Grrrowler

        I live in Seattle and some is just local knowledge. And, I used to know someone who lived in The Highlands.




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  • Tony

    This is a nice home. Its not exactly my preferred architectural taste but it looks like good quality. This is why I prefer older historic homes because the quality is superior to most newly built cheap crappy homes.




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  • marc22

    Magnificent and if only some contemporary mansion builders would take note and learn to do the same thing. The entry, the stair hall, the garden facade, etc. beautiful.




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  • rob

    Beautiful, understated and elegant. Definitely an interesting architectural choice in Seattle. It looks odd to see a mediterranean under all those pines, but it looks good. I love the understated fountain and the price is right on.




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  • lambskin

    The aviary looks like it houses a mountain lion…




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  • Chris

    The price and history seem reasonable.




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