This midcentury modern is all about the views. It’s located on Three Tree Point, a triangular spit jutting into the east side of Puget Sound, just south of Seattle. Originally a settlement consisting of a few summer homes, the area is now well populated, with the surrounding waters popular among scuba divers. The house was built in 1964 by local architect Del Bjordal and is medium sized for a midcentury house, with three bedrooms and two-and-a-half bathrooms set in 2,220 square feet. Plot size is a modest 0.15 of an acre. The property is available via Jon Catlow at Coldwell Banker Danforth, asking $1.3 million.
The plan for the house is open, though as is obvious from the floor plans, the architect chose to make the rooms odd shapes to maximize the killer views from almost every room. Natural materials, such as hardwood floors, a vaulted, exposed beam tongue-and-groove cedar ceiling, slate, granite, custom tile, all stand the test of time. Of course, enormous windows and numerous wrap around balconies help provide the killer vistas of Puget Sound and the mountains beyond.
Beyond the great room, the spacious kitchen is flanking by a dining area with a built-in buffet and a bar for casual snacks. There is also a home office that counts as a the third bedroom. Upstairs, the ensuite primary bedroom continues with the views, while every creature comfort is catered for with a huge cedar lined walk-in closet, a gas fireplace, a sitting area and a sun porch. Anither bedroom, a family bathroom, and a large, handsome utility room complete this floor. Going downstairs, there is abundant storage. Top that with room for four cars to park and a generator, and there’s no reason not to move into this amazing beach community.