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Home Of The Week | Historic Interlaken Estate

By Lauren Haslett |

Home of the Day is a feature presented by the Puget Sound Business Journal and Realogics Sotheby’s International Realty. This is your invitation to view some of Puget Sound’s most luxurious properties. Come inside and take a look around. Read more below on the “Home of the Week” winner, listed by Scott Richards.

Discover iconic living at Interlaken Estate. One of fewer than 2,200 homes built prior to 1910 that remain in Seattle’s core, this vibrant residence stands as a relic of the past. Located within the historic Montlake District and adjacent to the 51-acre Interlaken Park built in the 1890s, the home was carefully sited along what was once the principal bike and buggy paths linking Capitol Hill with the Boulevards on Lake Washington. Today, Interlaken Boulevard still serves as the gateway between these classic neighborhoods, offering ease of access to surrounding city life. Built in 1904 by the Olmsted Brothers—the famed landscape architects who designed the Seattle City Park system and New York’s Central Par—the estate was designed for excellence. The home has been owned by notable local celebrities and artists, always thoughtfully maintained, and tastefully remodeled to retain its original charm.

A covered porch marked by impeccable river rock construction sets the tone for quality of craftsmanship, welcoming you into the spacious six-bedroom, five-bathroom home. The heart of the residence is the open kitchen and living area, which seamlessly flows into the stylish formal dining room and a sunroom overlooking lush landscaping. Culinary adventures come to life with a Viking 8-burner gas stovetop and double oven— this is a space primed to meet the needs of any chef. Appointments include a Viking commercial fridge and wine chiller, Miele dishwasher and microwave, farm and prep sinks, an ample island, and a butler’s pantry complete with a built-in Miele espresso machine. On the second level, the master suite offers a place of respite, with a cozy fireplace, sitting area, walk-in closet, and an ensuite bath with a soaking tub. There are four additional luxe bedrooms on the upper level, along with a private office with a deck. A flexible lower level includes a guest bedroom, a full bath, and an impressive media room with built-in library shelves (or storage for over 50,000 vinyl records). Built across a double lot, Interlaken Estate includes a spacious backyard with manicured hedges, a patio for al fresco entertainment, and a sports court. The front of the house has parking for five guests with ample street parking and a two-car garage.