@hotrealestate · a year ago

This place has hallways - so beautiful,11

18527 Normandy Ter SW, Normandy Park, WA 98166




For sale: $4,500,000. Normandy Park Coastal Estate. Positioned within a dream setting on Puget Sound with stunning water views that stretch all the way to the Olympic Mountains, this home was built during a bygone era that allowed for a backyard to kiss the high tide, all while the golden hour sets the home aglow Located on one of Normandy Park's most coveted streets, Normandy Terrace Southwest, this west-facing home enjoys 200 feet of spectacular low-bank saltwater beachfront. Boasting a spacious 5,900 square-feet, this residence was cleverly designed as a single-level home--truly a rare find. This slice of paradise was custom-built in 1982 on just shy of an acre and was substantially remodeled in 2015, ensuring the inclusion of state-of-the-art systems in harmony with modern and thoughtful style. Designed by Paul Hayden Kirk, whose designs have contributed to the region's modern architecture footprint, every detail was thoughtfully planned down to each finish. The four-bedroom, five-and-a-half-bath, single-story home boasts walls of windows throughout, while its placement ensures privacy of the highest measure, starting with a gated driveway. Follow the long private drive to its end, where you're greeted by just a piece of the lush landscaping that surrounds the property. Expansive doors greet you as you make your way along the long hallway of floor-to-ceiling glass. Each room of the house opens into the next with a shared sense of place and use of wood, stone, and glass, intended to accent the natural coastal landscape just outside. The exceptionally large living room is framed by shoji screens, and the lofted, beam ceilings throughout are grounded with long-grain fir wood accent. Designed for entertaining in any season, an open floor plan connects the kitchen, living, dining areas. The chef's kitchen includes professional-grade appliances, while the family room features a gas fireplace with a hearth crafted of raw-edged wood harvested from Normandy Park. Among the home's four bedrooms is an impressive master suite, located in its own wing of the home. Private double doors lead to the terrace while windows surround the substantial bedroom, all providing an unobstructed coastal view. With two walk-in closets and two master baths, including steam showers and a heated soaking tub, the space is perfect for creating a spa-like experience daily. The home is teeming with beautiful landscapes at every turn. At low tide, walk the beachfront as far as the eye can see--both to the south and to the north. In addition to the extraordinary stretch of waterfront, the garden courtyard provides ideal entertaining spaces. Accented with tranquil ponds and Japanese gardens, there is also a working greenhouse, vegetable boxes, and garden staging area. Among the home's diverse plantings one finds mature bamboo, redwoods, a Japanese black pine, blueberries, and an olive tree, while three stone fruit salad trees--producing apricots, peaches, and plums--are the focus of the garden courtyard. The home is complete with a private guest wing, where the sitting area opens to the garden terrace. Standout features of the home include a copper roof and gutters, whole house generator, in addition to many state-of-the-art upgrades. Additional features include blackout drapes throughout, a sauna, and a generous two-car garage with ample additional parking. The homeowners will enjoy the benefits of the private beach at Normandy Cove. Minutes to downtown Seattle and Sea-Tac Airport. Paradise awaits!