Welcome to Interlaken Drive | SOLD

 

Luxury is in the Details

Stately and elegant, the home is steeped in luxurious details; the original old-growth plank fir and oak hardwood floors grace the home, original cabinetry has been refurbished and maintained – a testament to the 106-year-old craftsmanship. Most windows have been replaced or updated except for the leaded glass and French-paned windows.

Through the Looking Glass

The use of color and style within the house is a showcase of the homes’ exceptional history as part of the culture and social scene at its beginning through the Rock n’ Roll era and into modern times with all the amenities that implies. From delicacy of the sapphire blue living room to the sturdiness of the original icebox, Interlake Drive Manor is a glorious untamed contrast within itself.

The Boulevard Inn & Beyond

Constructed is 1912 as The Boulevard Inn, this stately mansion was once the entertainment center for Seattle’s “social elite.” The owners envisioned the Boulevard as more than just an Inn; their desire was for a quietly elegant atmosphere where their clientele could dine in intimacy and dance in the ballroom and lighted terraces.

 

Worth a Thousand Words

The Interlaken Drive Manor has six fireplaces, a ballroom, wine storage, china storage, a laundry room and hot water boiler heating system with vintage radiators. The home includes four bedrooms, three full-baths, two half-baths plus the pool house, exterior shower, wet bar and half bath.

 
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Ready for
entertaining

The luxurious entryway creates an invitation highlighted in the custom winding staircase that is a glorious throwback to a time of long, slinky dresses and expensive cigars. Step into the formal living room with beamed ceiling, generous fireplace, and custom sapphire blue wall treatments which highlights the shape of the room and the vintage crown molding. Follow the French doors out to the cobblestone patio and enjoy a glass of wine by the outdoor fireplace.

The expansive refurbished kitchen showcases the original icebox and features a gas cook top, a butcher block peninsula, Carrara marble countertops, an exterior terrace and breakfast nook along with a formal dining room. The oversized office/den is clad in mid-century modern sugar pine and the original leaded glass door to the sunroom invites warmth and light into the space.

 
 

Magic of the Feminine Kind

Interlaken Drive Manor comes from a long line of incredible, boundary breaking women: Elizabeth Ayers, purchased The Boulevard Inn in 1930 and redesigned it as her private residence. She was the first female architect in Washington State. Ann Wilson, the other famous owner of the property, was a singer in the Billboard-topping band Heart; both Ann and her sister Nancy were the first women rock stars to write their own songs, sing and play their own instruments. She purchased the home in 1980, adding her own sense of style to the home, including the name over the front door: Ol’ Yeller.

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Privacy is the
new Luxury

The master bedroom features an elegant stone fireplace, dual closets, sitting area and serviced by the original dumbwaiter. The master bath offers an oversized soaking tub, steam shower, and separate dressing room.

Three additional bedrooms on the second floor, all adjacent to full baths, one offering a gorgeous clawfoot soaking tub with a Jack & Jill connection. The original dumbwaiter still exists to service all three floors. The original tile, vintage lighting, exquisite hardware and woodworking all come together to create a space that is a timeless as it is original.

 

Swimming pools,
Movie Stars

In today’s busy world there’s nothing better than soaking in the high-life in this elegant, unique and time-honored in-ground swimming pool. From the time of the Hollywood glamour to the spectacular glam of the Rock n’ Roll era and into modern times, this oasis in the heart of Capitol Hill has been a place to rejuvenate, relax and find a serenity.

Steps from the back door is the in-ground swimming pool graced with elegant retro design, expansive patio space for entertaining, an Asian-inspired pool house, and an in-ground hot tub. This is luxury, from the heart of the Great Gatsby era, but with the serenity so sought after in today’s bustling world. Extensively curated landscaping creates a private oasis in your own backyard.

Just remember, toes go in first.

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