Tuesday, June 16, 2015

Seattle Or Bust, Chapter Two

Sometimes the stars just line up and things just fall in to place, just the way you imagine they should.
Such is the case with this house!
It all happened so fast.  Our daughter and son-in-law sold their home in the Bay Area in three days and bought this home the day they closed escrow.
Sight unseen!

Well, almost sight unseen.  Our son-in-law saw it, but not our daughter.
So she and I flew to Seattle for a fun girl's weekend, and to see what they bought!
Welcome to one of the cutest homes ever!
It is a traditional colonial style house, built in 1967.
As you enter, the staircase greets you with its ebonized railing.  

The formal living room to the left of the entry is a nice size.

It reminds me of the living room in our former house.
In fact, this house is a little "mini-me!"

The dining room is to the right of the entry.
Think of all the future holiday dinners in this room.

 I love the plate rail.
It reminds me of a house we once owned that had the exact same plate rail.
Naturally, I had such a collection of plates on it.  I wonder what my daughter will do with hers?

 Notice the shutters on the windows.
The whole house is shuttered or has window coverings.
What a bonus!

There is a powder room off the entry with gorgeous Calacatta Oro marble on the vanity and charming tongue and groove wainscotting.

The kitchen has gorgeous Calacatta Oro countertops too.  
You've got to be kidding!

Notice the dutch door?  How cute is that?

A little breakfast nook is just big enough for a family of four.

I imagine the granddaughters will be eating their breakfast at this counter every morning before school!

A fabulous commercial range too?
Ok, my daughter and I were pinching ourselves at this point!

The laundry room is just off the kitchen with its gray and white checkered floors.

Also, just off the kitchen is a family room with built-ins...

...and a French door leading to the backyard.

I love how the sellers decorated this room, although I know my daughter is going in another direction.  

Heading upstairs, there are four bedrooms and two baths.
The sellers even agreed to replace the worn runner before they move in, which will be much appreciated.  

The master bedroom has his and hers closets, plus an extra one out of view.

There is a gorgeous spa-like ensuite bathroom with heated floors.

This bedroom will be the guest room.
Perfect for when Grandma and Grandpa visit!

The upstairs bathroom off the hallway for the girls and guests.

This sunny bedroom will be perfect for the oldest granddaughter.  

The sellers used the fourth bedroom as a home office.  It will be converted back to a bedroom for the youngest granddaughter.

 Heading back downstairs, let's head out to the backyard.

The backyard is huge and it backs up to a natural greenbelt, also known as a forest!
All this greenery is eye candy to me!

There's plenty of room for my large outdoor teak dining table and chairs.
And lots of room for the girls to play with their new puppy!

 The landscaping is perfection with mature rhododendrons and maples.
There aren't any drought issues here!

This house is a dream come true for our daughter and her family.
There really isn't much to do except paint a few rooms. (Like that blue guest room!) 
In a few days, they will arrive and begin their new life in Seattle.
I can't wait to fly up and help them get settled!

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Kathysue said...

Wow what a perfect family home, this could be a forever house for them. Love every nook and cranny. YOU are going to have so much fun helping her make this a home for their family. Looking forward to the journey,

Kathy Walker said...

Beautiful home....they are certain to love living there. I love Seattle! A year ago, I helped my daughter and family move to the area.

Sammy said...

I just love it!! Whoever lived there had GREAT taste. Did I mention I love it?! I'm just perplexed how a man picked out this wonderful house all by himself!

Victoria said...

They won the lottery, Delores. This home is beautiful. They had me at Calacatta Oro...throughout the house! Then you showed the backyard and I exclaimed out loud -- I live alone -- "Oh my!" It is luscious. I know they will love Seattle. My son lived there for a number of years and would love to move back. It has everything a large city has with a small-town attitude. I wish them much happiness in their new home.
XO, Victoria

Penny from Enjoying The Simple Things said...

This is literally my dream home. I love it!

SALLY said...

Wow...Your son-in-law certainly knows how to pick a house! Beautiful!!

lvroftiques said...

Talk about amazing find! The Seattle market is CRAZY! Homes gone in hours...Especially homes like this. They done good! *winks*

Sarah said...

It's so heartwarming to hear a story like this. What a beautiful, perfect home! It must have been updated since it was built with all that beautiful Calacatta marble counter tops and commercial range. The details are stunning. Loving that Dutch door and beautiful hardwood floors. I'd be pinching myself too.
Also wonderful that they could go from closing on their home right into a purchase of a new home. The stars were definitely aligned!

Sheila @ Maison de Cinq said...

Adorable! Absolutely adorable. Love the marble in the kitchen, the dutch door (!) and that backyard! What a great house. Funny, because the house I grew up in was built in the same year but it was "mid-century modern" - no moldings or baseboards of any kind, off center fireplace, angles everywhere (you get the picture!) This one is so much homier and warmer. So happy for them!


Melissa said...

What a perfect home and such a lucky find.
This house has such a happy, friendly feel. I can see it dressed for holidays and festivities, opened up to the light and outside in summer, and snuggled down for winter. It looks to be children and pet friendly too.
I think they will have many happy memories created here.

gme said...

Fantastic home for your daughter and family!!! Can't wait to see what they (and you) do with it. Son in law did a stellar job of picking this out. I'm sure they will be happy here for many many years.

Marty@A Stroll Thru Life said...

Oh wow, it really is a stunning home. How fabulous to find such a place.

Scribbler said...

What a great house -- just charming in every direction. There is certainly not much to do, and the kitchen and baths are wonderfully updated.

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Lisa said...

Such a perfect house for a young family! I'm sure they will spend many happy days here!

Calypso In The Country said...

Gorgeous home! Love all that marble and that dutch door! Such a find!

Thehouseofhampton said...

He did good.Real good.

Privet and Holly said...

Wishing your daughter
and her family many,
many happy years in
their sweet new home!
My parents also live in
Washington State ~ a
great place to call home : )

xo Suzanne

Burlap Luxe said...

Oh Delores this is a dreamy home for your family, they will settle in perfectly, and your daughters furnishing will compliment the rooms perfectly.... I am sure she will be making some new purchases to help fill a home going from smaller to not larger.

What I wouldn't give to move to Washington, I live many years in Seattle area, and loved every bit of it, who knows perhaps visits with you going there you yourself might find a new home.

It really has all the charm one could want buying a home that's been lived in years before your daughter and her family.
Looking forward to photos when you have it all dolled up.


Maria C said...

What a lovely home! Your daughter and son-in-law hit the jackpot! I love that Dutch door, and, of course, a good stove is so appreciated! I really like the backyard, too. I have an old wooden deck that I detest, and would like to replace with a true patio. What a gorgeous view surrounds that backyard!

Rhonda said...

Having your daughter and her family move to this lovely place hopefully will take away some of the heartache! So many happy memories yet to be made there in that pretty home and yard! I sure hope you will be able to blog about the decorating process! :)

ℳartina @ Northern Nesting said...

What a beautiful home!! Wishing your daughter and family many happy years there!! Take more pics so we can see it again once they are settled in!

cotedetexas said...

well, this is just gorgeous! that kitchen!!!!!! and the laundry room - and all the wood floors - it's beautiful. love the dining room.

they are very lucky!!!

Nancy's Daily Dish said...

What a beautiful home. It reminds me of yours too! I can't wait to see how she decorates.

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