Immerse yourself in the beauties of nature + architecture all at once!
As amazing as the city of Seattle and its many amenities are, it can also feel incredible to be able to head home after a long day to a quiet retreat—no noise, no traffic, no crowds. And especially now—as working from home becomes more normal for many of us due to the ongoing fight against COVID-19 and commuting every single becomes less essential for a significant segment of the workforce—many people are exploring home options in more peaceful neighborhoods outside the city limits.
This completely unique area of the Puget Sound region is home to Olympic National Park, a nearly 1 million-acre wilderness with everything from mountains to temperate rain forest to miles of coastline. If you’ve ever dreamed of living in an idyllic natural setting away from the hustle and the bustle of big city life, this might just be the place for you.
Are you curious about the home options available in some of the Olympic Peninsula’s most desirable towns? Take a look below to see some of the area’s most extraordinary escapes.
This graceful, private residence is nestled on nearly five acres of beautifully landscaped grounds, showcasing stunning rhododendrons, Japanese maples, numerous perennials, and verdant evergreens, as well as an abundance of fruit trees, a huge vegetable garden, blueberries, raspberries, and a grape arbor. And with a versatile floorplan, designer finishes, a custom chef’s kitchen, and master suite with spa-like bath, the interior of this home is just as exceptional as the exterior. Just a 10-minute drive from the heart of lovely Port Angeles, an hour’s drive from the picturesque Olympic Hot Springs, and only about 80 miles from downtown Seattle, this stunning home is close to big city amenities, while still feeling a world away from it all.
Listed by Sue Eller.
The crown jewel of Sequim Bay, this gem comes with 800 feet of prime low bank waterfront with tidelands. If you’ve ever dreamed of a relaxed life right on the water’s edge, this is it! Hop in your kayak at a moment’s notice, then enjoy dinner al fresco or evening cocktails with the sounds of the water lapping at the pebbly shore as your soundtrack. A mere 20 minutes from Sequim’s city center, everything you need is still within your reach.
This cozy, comfortable three-bedroom home was custom built and is located in the desirable Emerald Highlands neighborhood. Sit on the porch and gaze at Strait of Juan de Fuca while relaxing in the sunshine. Enjoy the private backyard, sitting around the fire pit and admiring the stars. With plenty of room and easy maintenance, this lovely home will make you feel like you’re on vacation every day of the year.
Listed by Rebecca Robideau.