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This exceptionally detailed duplex townhouse offers dramatic views over Lake Union from each of its three floors of light-filled space. With two full master suites in a spacious 2,200 square foot floorplan, it is the epitome of luxurious, low-maintenance urban living for those who seek views over an active waterfront and close proximity to a wide range of dining, shopping, and entertainment options. The home’s location in a quiet neighborhood below Eastlake Avenue gives it streetcar access to Seattle’s booming South Lake Union tech hub while ensuring more tranquil and eclectic surroundings.
The residence is arranged throughout three expansive floors, allowing for great separation between the two master suites, as well as framing views of the city and the engaging Lake Union neighborhood. Watch floatplane and boat traffic throughout the day from either of the two decks or through the walls of windows that define the living room and upstairs master suite.
The overall layout is geared toward comfort and convenience. A large foyer—and a gracious recessed entry to the side of the private garage—leads down to the ground floor master suite and up an elegant staircase to the second level. The middle floor is devoted to public space, including a grand sunken living room, a gorgeous gourmet kitchen with an attached dining area, and a private den with a fireplace. The third floor houses the upper master suite with its vaulted ceilings and opulent bath.
The details of the unit are best-in-class on all levels. Surfaces and finishes convey stylish modernity, with quartz counters, custom slab front walnut cabinetry, and hardwood floors contrasted by custom tile, rich carpet, and solid doors with frosted glass panels. Appliances and fixtures are top-of-the-line, from the most sought-after designers and brands, and low voltage lighting illuminates every room and passageway.
The townhouse can be entered through the deep, private garage or via the sheltered entrance to the side. A wide, tiled foyer greets visitors with a large entry closet and leads down to the ground floor master suite and up to the second level. The first level suite encompasses a large bedroom area, a walk-in closet, a spacious full bath, and a laundry area. It features a recessed ceiling and sliding doors that open out to a private backyard patio. The bath includes a deep soaking tub, custom tile, and an elegant walnut vanity with vessel sink. This is an ideal suite for long-term guests, and it helps make the home a good option for those who wish to age in place. The second level is expansive public space, dedicated to entertaining and regular enjoyment. Rich hardwood floors merge the sunken living room with the kitchen, den, and dining areas, while walls of oversized windows capture stunning neighborhood and Lake Union views. French doors open onto a view deck for even closer assimilation with the waterfront, and a short set of stairs leads up to the gourmet kitchen and den.