Uber main mensch Dara Khosrowshahi managed to unload his house in Seattle a few weeks ago, realizing $3.8 million for a property he picked up about eight years back for $3 million.
The home Khosrowshahi is leaving behind contains more than a few surprises. The exterior of the Colonial-esque in the Capitol Hill neighborhood is accented with cedar shingle siding and a stacked stone chimney, sneaking in a bit of Asian influence along the way. The build dates to 2007.
The interiors are a warm postmodern mix of craftsman influence, modern style, and period Pacific Northwest. Notable details are many, and include a staircase with a solid frosted glass balustrade, dark blue trim, arched transitions, and a kitchen that slickly balances industrial and the warmth of mid-toned hardwood.
Contemporary flourishes include tray ceilings with LED backlighting, and a judiciously utilitarian dotting of recessed LED fixtures, but warmth prevails generally in the 5,930 square-footer. The master bath sports a nifty marble niche shower; the master bedroom gets a corner spot with plentiful glass revealing the Emerald City and the ’Sound. There are five bedrooms and four and one-quarter baths overall; a guest room receives a panoramic wall covering. The family room is a creative space, with carpeting that forcefully discourages mental sloth.
The lot size isn’t staggering, but the neighborhood is one of the better suburban spots in the country. Especially in spring, when the cherry blossoms bloom; the intoxicating scent could make a poet of the staunchest pragmatic.
Khosrowshahi was at Expedia from 2005 to 2017, when he moved to Uber.