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.
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!