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Live in the trees in this Modern home in Montlake

By September 4, 2020

Houses, Montlake, Uncategorized

This 2,550 square foot home at 1414 E Lynn St is rich with history. In 1962 the country was entering a recession, Seattle was host to the World’s Fair, and this address was a vacant lot. Enter developer Hugh Ainslie, who purchased the lot for $4,500 and designed his own Modern home. For nearly sixty years this dwelling has provided its residents with a comfortable mixture of art, nature, and solitude.

In the 1970s Seattle architectural firm Van Horne and Van Horne remodeled the four bedroom property, turning the carport into an office and updating the kitchen. Throughout the years different owners have made respectful renovations to ensure the longevity of the home, including a new metal roof, gutters, and a chimney. An updated wood and steel exterior protects the home from the elements.

A small foot bridge connects this dwelling to it’s hillside perch, giving it the tucked-away air of a treehouse. Adding to the natural feel are the wall to wall main floor windows, at eye level with the trees. With it’s large, wood-accented living room, spacious den, and covered deck, this home is perfect for hosting cozy gatherings or simply enjoying a moment with nature.

The four bedrooms are located on the lower level and maintain the same character as when they were built fifty eight years ago. Though the house’s facade looks to be shrouded by trees from the outside, the home’s design facilitates a lot of natural light in each of the four bedrooms. The lower level also features two decks; one connected to the largest of the bedrooms and a Juliet balcony attached to a guest room.

Priced at $1,350,000. Listed by Heidi Ward, Windermere Real Estate Midtown