Open the door to Pacific Northwest architecture at its finest nestled within Port Ludlow’s coveted South Bay Estates community with 225 feet of medium-bank waterfront. Designed by renowned architect Eric Terry, the luxurious home offers 3 bedrooms and 4.75 baths, which come together across 3,858 square feet of impeccably designed living space. The home lends itself well to entertaining, as indoor spaces easily extend toward the outdoors to frame lovely views of the South Bay coastline and Twin Islands, extending toward an electric lift that effortlessly brings one down to the beachfront.
A great room concept provides seamless access between the living, dining and kitchen, which serve as the heart of the home. A river rock fireplace is an anchor to the space, extending upward to reach vaulted ceilings and complement water views. French doors give way to a view deck for summer barbecues or intimate evenings. The spacious kitchen is ideal for crafting casual meals or grand dinners, with state-of-the-art appliances and surfaces, an eating space and butler’s pantry. A main floor library/tv room with a three-quarter bath has served as an excellent guest suite for overnight stays.
Move upstairs to a spacious den/office with French doors leading to a view deck and proves useful when catching up on emails or embarking on a project that requires a more studious atmosphere. A bridge overlooking the great room and dining area shows off stellar vistas through large-scale windows and leads to the master suite and an additional bedroom with an adjoining bath. The master stands as a true retreat, complete with a walk-in closet, spa-like en suite bath, and French doors that open to a private balcony overlooking the water. A second bridge with built-in seating and bookshelves brings one to a second suite with a bedroom, gorgeous spa bathroom, small kitchen and living space, and French doors to a deck overlooking the bay. This area is located directly above the garage, with the potential to add an elevator or separate access.
The grounds evoke a sense of majesty, with paths that wind toward special places allowing one to pause, reflect and revel in nature. A waterside patio and pergola with twinkling patio lights and lush greenery overhead begs for an evening cocktail hour with friends, while a waterfall asks for one to stop and enjoy the scenery. A level yard is prepared for a game of croquet amidst well-manicured beds and raised planting beds provide a palette for the green thumb. A separate 192 square foot artist’s studio/wine room offers a beverage cooler, flat screen television and heated tile floor. An attached two-car garage with a separate shop area and storage is ideal for the hobbyist, and is located directly below the second suite, with potential to construct a stairway or elevator access. The home also includes a security system, air conditioning, a built-in vacuum, and sprinkler system.
For a nominal cost, homeowners in this community gain membership to the Port Ludlow Bay Club, which includes a beautiful club house with a workout room, woodworking shop, swimming pool, and waterfront access. Situated on the eastern end of Jefferson County just over the Hood Canal bridge from Kitsap County, Port Ludlow is a fabulous location for those seeking a quieter pace and stellar recreation. Residents and visitors alike enjoy hiking the trails, hitting the shores on a kayak, playing a lively round of golf and dining at top-rated restaurants.
82 Skiff Lane | Port Ludlow, Washington
3 bedrooms | 4.75 baths