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Northeast Seattle midcentury view home designed by Ralph Anderson

Houses, Matthews Beach

Designed by iconic local architect Ralph Anderson, 4846 NE 85th St. offers both million-dollar views and luxury updates. Situated at the top of the Inverness neighborhood, the home’s views are protected—even the power lines are buried. Built in 1965, the property’s 4,050-square-foot layout features four bedrooms and two-and-a-half bathrooms. With quick access to the Sand Point Country Club, Matthews Beach and Magnuson Park, the property’s location is one of Seattle’s best-kept secrets. 

The defining feature of the home are its expansive views of Lake Washington and the Cascade Range. The lake’s shimmering waters against a craggy, mountainous backdrop are visible from multiple locations across the house—including the living room, primary suite, great room, kitchen and dining rooms and deck. Whether you’re cooking, entertaining or are just waking up, inspiring views of Seattle’s legendary landscape await. 

The property’s other features include an architectural covered entry, courtyard and vaulted clear cedar ceilings. There are three patios, including an elevated view deck and two ground-floor patios amid the property’s mature landscaping. The home’s lower level features three guest rooms, an office, a cozy rec room, laundry room and wet bar.

Known as “the father of Pioneer Square,” Ralph Anderson is remembered for kickstarting the revitalization of that neighborhood in the 1960s. A protégé of fellow Seattle architect Paul Hayden Kirk, he helped establish the Northwest Style of modernist architecture. Over the years, Anderson restored historically significant buildings throughout the region. He also designed, built and remodeled many midcentury residential properties.

Listed by Nicholas Glant and Shawn Filer, COMPASS | Listed at $2,750,000