A life of casual elegance unfolds in this exceptional turn-key waterfront estate offering commanding views reaching across the Strait all the way to Victoria BC. The stately drive flanked by a profusion of pink flowering plum trees that usher in the Spring, evokes a sense of serenity from the moment you arrive. Impeccably updated and re-imagined by the Toronto-based award-winning design team, Lindsay Mens Craig & Kate Stuart, the residence features pristine interior spaces with a Pacific Northwest coastal palette welcoming indoor-outdoor living that invites relaxation. The home includes all furniture, accessories, art, rugs, linens and kitchen items for an effortless transition to your serene waterfront hideaway. Sunlight pours into the main living space, gleaming across hardwood floors that flow through to the dining area and kitchen. The inviting ambiance of the living room’s wood burning fireplace offers up a cozy place to spend a cool damp evening. Casual and comfortable, the light-filled spacious sunroom off of the dining area is a comfy spot to curl up with a good book, gaze out at the water or settle in for a restful nap. The kitchen is outfitted for epicurean excursions and design, as well as function, have been carefully considered to make entertaining a breeze. The wood burning fireplace in the adjacent cozy seating area provides an ideal setting for enjoying conversation over a good wine. The spacious dining area between the kitchen and living room is a wonderful place to make memories with family and friends over a great meal. An elegantly appointed office on the main level is the perfect retreat for a remote work lifestyle. The restful main floor guest room overlooks the gardens and is adjacent to a well-appointed full bath. There are 2 upstairs suites each in its own wing for ultimate privacy. The graceful primary suite offers respite for the weary, with its wood-burning fireplace, stunning water views and walk-in closet. The en suite spa-like bath offers a soothing oasis with dual sinks, soaking tub, spacious walk-in shower and a second laundry area. In addition to the attached 2 car garage, there is a detached garage/shop with RV parking and ample space for a myriad of projects. A lovely greenhouse offers a quiet contemplative place to tend your plants while gazing at the water view.
One of the most enchanting features of the property is its proximity to wildlife. Watch bald eagles soar overhead, whales traverse the strait, seals and sea lions sun themselves in the cove and visits from the daily deer. This secluded magical setting on 5 acres of lush gardens, terraces, mature trees and a trail to the beach is only 2.5 hours from Seattle, yet a world away.