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Located on the historic Yellowstone Trail Road lies a ten-and-a-half-acre private sanctuary adjacent to the Snoqualmie National Forest. This exquisite luxury log home, designed by architect Richard A. Fisher, fuses a welcoming and comfortable atmosphere with beautifully appointed spaces—perfect for ski weekends, holiday celebrations and the enjoyment of nature through every season.
Open the door to soaring ceilings and a warm ambiance with distinctive Rumford fireplaces and sumptuous accommodations for full-time residents and guests alike. The Great Room serves as the heart of the home, anchored by an impressive floor-to-ceiling fireplace with French doors that unfold onto covered porches for yearlong activities. A chef’s kitchen is primed to meet any culinary need—from casual meals to grand feasts—with stainless steel appliances and a gas range. A spacious apartment situated above the garage is ideal for extra guests or the estate’s caretaker. Enjoy a unique lifestyle opportunity with boundless recreation, whether it’s exploring nearby trails or hitting the slopes at three nearby ski areas. A private and tranquil estate, only 45 minutes from Bellevue.
The homeowner is the great-granddaughter of Seattle businessman, William Perkins. In 1865, Perkins, (along with A.A. Denny, L.V. Wykoff, and John Ross) began raising capital to fund a wagon roadway to stretch from North Bend over Snoqualmie Pass, to connect Western and Eastern Washington. Perkins was eventually awarded the contract for roadwork, where he and his men built the first 25 miles of the most difficult section of the road, which would later become Snoqualmie Pass. Over time, grassroots community groups were able to expand the adjacent Yellowstone Trail Road to span from Seattle to Boston. This achievement opened the Pacific Northwest to automobile travel including a main route to the famed Yellowstone National Park from both the east and west coasts.
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