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Historic Denny Blaine carriage house with private garden, lake views

Denny Blaine, Houses

Situated in Seattle’s Denny Blaine neighborhood, 205 40th Ave. E is a four bedroom, 3,106-square-foot historic carriage house turned home. Built in 1913, the home’s interior space was reimagined and overhauled in 1982 by renowned local architect George Suyama. After falling into disrepair in the 1990s, it was again revamped and modernized between 1995 and 2007.

Listed on Seattle’s Historic Home Registry, the home’s nickname—“The Carriage House”—is literal. The property was originally part of an estate and functioned as an actual carriage house for a large home across the street. While its brick exterior, oversized and arched double-doorways and banks of windows tell the story of the home’s history, the interior is a different—and more modern—experience.

Inside this one-of-a-kind house, vaulted skylights shower the space in abundant natural light. A two-story atrium creates a free-flowing and flexible open floor plan, and the gas fireplace keeps things toasty on Seattle’s chilliest days. The first-floor, split-level primary ensuite features a large walk-in closet with built ins and a spa-like bath with a double vanity and separate shower and soaking tub. Running through the center of the home, a dramatic steel staircase leads to the main floor, where you’ll find the kitchen, dining room, living area and adjoining private rooftop patio.

Listed by Adam Weissman and Kip White, Coldwell Banker Bain | Listed at $2,395,000