I’m fairly certain that this is the first home I’ve seen for sale with its own mini-golf course.
Not sure that the placement of the kid’s playground right next to the pond is the greatest idea, but hey at least the kids get their own place to play, in case they don’t like mini-golf.
…or swimming pool basketball.
This is definitely the only house I’ve seen with a pool, a volleyball court, a tennis court, a pool table, a playground, and a mini-golf course. And all that for only $1.8 million. What a steal!
Actually, $1.8M seems like a decent deal for all that even in my neck of the woods in the Southeast, much less in Washington state.
As a pianist, however, I’m kind of alarmed that they have the piano next to a fireplace in a sunny room. But I guess if you can afford a home like that, you can afford to have the piano tuned every week.
Well, the caretaker’s apartment over the garage is entirely acceptable (pics 20-22) – doubly so, considering that the personal mobility device I’d need to cover the grounds could so conveniently be stored there. (The battalion of indoor help are presumably tucked up in the attic.)
Waitaminnit, it’s stopped hailin’/Kids are swimmin’, kids are sailin’…and all those windows oriented so you may recline in comfort and watch them, while the indoor staff serve you refreshments. I sense a retreat built by very elderly, fabulously wealthy, doting grandparents – e.g. the sculpture of little children and dog placed in the front approach. Here is every sport they recall, along with touches like a gravel playground complete with narrow bridge over pond, so evocative of times before safety features.
Hm. One senses that caretaker duties would include fishing little children out of filtration systems. Guess I’ll have to pass on this one, too. Sigh.
I think @anodean: hit the nail on the head. This looks like it was built with the desire to have the kids and grandkids want to come visit. Room for them to stay, things for them to do, plenty of viewing windows to watch them from. @Frodo: is also correct in that it seems like a really good deal for that much lot with that many features in this area. House is beautiful too, though probably sucks heating fuel like mad in the winter.
The “please come visit” grandparent model hadn’t occurred to me, but it does seem to fit. The listing suggestion of a “perfect retreat opportunity” also would work – a corporate property for getting otherwise far flung execs together for business confabs in a private, relaxed setting.
I noticed a dichotomy of decor. In Pics 5-12 the furnishings are outdated and the spaces themselves are rather clunky, they don’t flow well visually or traffic-wise. (Great spiral staircase, though.) However, in Pics 16-21 the spaces are much more cozy and inviting and the furnishings look downright squashably comfy. Perhaps those kids and grandkids revamped them to their own liking? As they are currently, the more public spaces look like an ill-advised and poorly done attempt to “Liberacify” the place. And yes, Samme, I cringed too when I saw the insane amount of glass in an area known for cool, cloudy weather. Go figure.