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Treehouse-esque Montlake home comes with ADU and sauna

Houses, Montlake

1818 25th Avenue E works hard to live up to its Washington Park Arboretum-adjacent setting. A wood-shingled exterior rises up from a densely-wooded lot. A split entry between the two upper floors is accessed by an elevated walkway through the treetops. A lofty interior is decorated with wood accents. Even the bottom floor feels a little like it’s up in the canopy—short columns start propping up the home as it moves away from the hillside, keeping much of the lower level from touching ground.

This house contains two one-bedroom homes across 1,980 square feet—although the floorplan is well-integrated enough to be one two-bedroom home with an excess of kitchen and laundry. The top two floors are the airy main home, with vaulted ceiling, lofted master bedroom, and a sauna tucked away in the master bath. Under the loft, an open kitchen has plenty of counter space. It’s open to a living room with a vaulted wood ceiling, large balcony, and a wood stove for a cabin-y touch.

The ADU below has a similar configuration, complete with nearly-identical deck—just smaller, with the bedroom stashed in the back instead of above. If it were to be a separate unit, you’d probably want to throw in an extra locking door somewhere, but it’s already equipped with an outside entry.

Listed by Lisa Wallace-Baker, Lake & Company | Priced at $950,000

Sarah was a contributing writer to Urban Living. She can’t sell you a house, but she’ll talk about them for as long as anybody will listen.

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