New On Market: Historic Medina Summer Home

By RSIR Staff |

Along timeless slice along the Western shores of Medina’s Gold Coast, is a property steeped in the history of the Eastside’s early days. Head down a private lane to a secluded abode that recalls a time when wealthy Seattleites ferried across Lake Washington to their cherished summer homes in Medina, reveling in warm sunny days spent upon the hills above.

Available for the first time in 64 years, wind the circular drive toward the main residence, caretaker’s cottage, two-car garage, and a rare, 117 foot slice of Gold Coast waterfront. The 1923 original home suggests understated privilege, as its current stewards have meticulously maintained a design brought to life by a Seattle family nearly 100 years ago. It’s believed the home was once owned by the Colman family, owners of Seattle’s Coleman Ferry docks, before it was purchased by the Carter family in 1952. At that time, the property was 2.7 acres and encompassed 23 varieties of fruit trees with pasture lands and high-bank cliffs that wound to the waterfront. In the 1960s, the Carter’s sold the eastern 50,000 square feet of the property, retaining the 1.55 acres to the west.

The 4,110 square-foot main home comprises 4 bedrooms and 3 bathrooms situated over three stories. Entertain on the main floor with formal living and dining areas where French doors lead toward a deck that spans the width of the home, setting the stage for sweeping 180-degree panoramic views. Take your morning coffee before the gleaming backdrop of Seattle cityscapes, or unwind with a glass of wine and good company as the sun melts behind the Olympic Mountains. Culinary creations await in the classic country-style kitchen, featuring glass cupboards and views of the fish pond, and adjacent nook overlooking the views and grand specimen rhododendrons. A main floor bedroom suite, with windows toward the garden, holds a wood stove for cool mornings. You will also find a den with a large closet, and an additional main floor bath with a walk-in shower. On the upper level, the master suite exudes tranquility, with windows opening toward vistas that are as spectacular as they are peaceful.

In the 1990s, the Carter’s replaced the chicken coup with a quaint caretaker’s cottage offering two bedrooms and one bathroom set upon an open floor plan. The space is currently rented to tenants as a source of income that could continue with the new owner.

Embrace a lifestyle with nature at your doorstep, where an emerald upper lawn leads toward established landscaping and grape arbor. The updated pathway connects the terraced levels and extends all the way to the water’s edge. Launch a kayak or paddleboard from your private beach, or cruise in your yacht from the expansive breakwater slip, currently in-review with the City of Medina, that once sheltered the owner’s 44′ ketch year-round. Aquatic adventures await.

Live in a retreat, yet remain minutes from downtown Bellevue’s premier amenities, where luxury shopping and top-rated restaurants abound. This property, is your waterfront canvas to paint the picture of your dreams.

1221 Evergreen Point Road   |   Medina, Washington
4 bedrooms   |   3 baths

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