The most expensive home in Washington State is a striking modern estate currently available for $45 million.
Set on 3.27 acres in Hunts Point outside of Seattle, the carefully composed architectural gem was designed and built in 2003 by architect Jim Olson of Olson Kundig. The steel, concrete, and glass manse spans 9,420 square feet, and contains just three bedrooms and four baths.
Which indicates a unique layout. The house was custom designed for the owner and his art collection—it boasts a gallery wing—so it gives a great deal of its space to enhancing the artworks while making entertainment space and breathing room primary lifestyle concerns. Luxe interior accents like Venetian plaster, soaring ceilings, limestone, poured concrete, and hardwood floors give the home its unique aesthetic, which merges contemporary with elements of Northwest regional.
Spacious living areas impress with floor-to-ceiling panels of glass overlooking the water, and there’s not one, but two kitchens for catering ease. The beauty of the home matches the beauty of the waterfront property itself; there’s 300 feet of frontage on Lake Washington, and a patio, abundant deck space, and a private dock all allow for plentiful recreation and meditation potential.
To some extent, the home’s form and the owner’s art collection nourish one another; a book has been published that examines the property’s merger of modern American artwork and architecture.