Phinney Ridge "Treehouse" Open this Weekend in Seattle

Real Estate Sales Representative with Engel & Völkers Seattle/Eastside

Phinney Ridge “Treehouse” Open this Weekend in Seattle

Here’s the link to the listing:

As a Phinneywood specialist and longtime resident I am holding a very special open house this Sunday May 20th from 1-4.  This home is truly one of a kind in the area.  Located just a couple of short blocks from the Woodland Park Zoo. A few years ago it was a neglected original Green Lake cabin from the beginning of the last century (maybe even older) then it was completely reinvented as a charming family home on a small foot print with a second story and a finished basement. It might have had one of the smallest homes in the area five years ago, but it lives big now.  Perched above the street it boasts privacy and and a quiet backyard complete with a water feature and granite retaining walls. Safe to say you haven’t seen another lot like this, and the house is completely remodeled top to bottom. What was once a garage is now a finished bedroom (buyer to verify) or office space and a 3/4 bath.

Phinney/Greenlake home open this weekend

It's the kind of house that you could easily drive right by on the street without noticing it perched proudly above the street and out of the way, but once you are inside you will find light filled spaces and views over Greenlake Park towards the Cascade Mountains and beyond in your own little private "treehouse". The master is on the top floor along with another bedroom and a spacious full bath finished with mosaic and glass tile. The ground floor entry level has gleaming wood floors, a kitchen with granite counter tops and stainless steel appliances, the original brick fireplace in the living room, dining space and a powder room all in an open floor plan. Downstairs is the laundry room and the converted garage.

Full upstairs bath in Phinney Ridge

This house doesn't scream" look at me", tucked behind and underneath mature trees but you will appreciate the privacy the mature plantings provide when you are inside.  Outside is a well executed landscape plan with low maintenance in mind and year-round color. It's a charming oasis without a lawn to mow. Complete with a functioning pond, backyard deck and other outdoor "rooms". If you are familiar with the popular Leschi neighborhood, this is the kind of home you might expect there. Only this one is north of the Ship Canal with easy access to Aurora and to buses downtown.

Beautiful outdoor spaces in Green lake

OK, it might be a stretch, calling this a " treehouse" with it's firm concrete foundation and traditional stick built construction. I am referring to how it feels to live in this space. You'll be perched high above the street and sidewalk, placed well above the neighbor to the east, and buffeted by the beautiful granite walls to the west (they don't make them like they used to!). Under the large tree to the back of the lot, and the unique tree south of the front door you have a bird's eye vantage point. What I am alluding to is the sense of peace and quiet and privacy with the views looking over the neighbor's home to the views to the east from the master bedroom and balcony and to the views towards the south in the second upstairs bedroom and ground level. One can't help but feel above it all in their own private light-filled spaces away from whatever might be happening down below at street level.

It's a very walkable neighborhood, zoo concerts blocks away in the summer along with the Woodland and Greenlake parks just down the hill. The address ranks a Walk Score of 69 and is just down the hill from Phinney Ave North with all the restaurants, pubs and galleries. The PNA has zip cars as well as classes and it's myriad of other activities.

To learn more about this special jewelbox of a home in Seattle please contact:

Kim Mulligan





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Kevin Sembrat
Diversified RCS Inc; - Manhattan, NY

Hi Kim, How cool! Thanks for including the pics! Best, Kevin

Apr 26, 2012 06:47 PM #1
Patricia Kennedy
Redfin - Washington, DC
Home in the Capital
Kim, Seattle is just full of cool houses with amazing views. And it's hard to beat the Cascades!
Apr 28, 2012 09:57 AM #2
Cheryl Ritchie
RE/MAX Leading Edge - Huntingtown, MD
Southern Maryland 301-980-7566
You want to visit the home just based on the description of the treehouse concept!
Apr 28, 2012 07:13 PM #3
Amanda Christiansen
Christiansen Group Realty (260)704-0843 - Fort Wayne, IN
Christiansen Group Realty

Looks like a great place!  Good luck on the open house.                                                                                                  

Apr 28, 2012 10:51 PM #4
Mike Cooper, GRI
Cornerstone Business Group Inc - Winchester, VA
Your Neighborhood Real Estate Sales Pro

That looks like a fun house, Kim.  I wish you the best with the weekend open houses.  It will be a good time to get potential clients to walk through the treehouse. 

Apr 28, 2012 11:44 PM #5
Michael Setunsky
Woodbridge, VA
Your Commercial Real Estate Link to Northern VA

Kim, what a great description of this home. Hopefully, you will get a lot of visitors at the open house.

Apr 29, 2012 12:12 AM #6
Sandy Acevedo
951-290-8588 - Chino Hills, CA
RE/MAX Masters, Inland Empire Homes for Sale

Hi Kim, how unusual! This one should really bring in those buyers who are looking for the truly "unique," "one of a kind" homes. Good luck!

Apr 29, 2012 01:37 AM #7
Courtney Cooper
Ben Kinney Brokerages Leadership at our Keller Williams North Seattle Office - Seattle, WA

nice job getting the feature ( I did suggest it to be so :))

Apr 29, 2012 03:32 PM #8
Kim Mulligan
Engel & Völkers Seattle/Eastside - Seattle, WA
Selling Homes for the 21st Century

Thank you for all the kind comments. Worth a mention to anyone with family and friends in Seattle. Very much of a petite turnkey custom home. Hope everyone else had a fantasic weekend, I met lots of great people at the two opens I did. Had a huge response!


Apr 30, 2012 04:14 PM #9
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