A mid sized cottage style home above Puget Sound between Seattle and Tacoma. It is a beautiful home with modern art, antiques and a sense of casual comfort. The exterior is shingled with red painted wood windows. A porch is off the living room with seating to enjoy the view. Off the TV/Library room are french doors leading to a gazebo with a picnic table and a gas barbecue. An additional private area is created by a privet hedge where we have two lounge chairs. Our yard is dominated by three large cedar trees and provides habitat for a variety of birds. We have plum trees, an apple tree and flower gardens. We have a beautiful view of Puget Sound, Maury/Vashon Island, the lights of Tacoma, and the Olympic Mountains. On our main floor is a front room, a music/computer room(piano,cello,guitars,drums, etc.), a TV room/ library, kitchen,full bath and dining area. Upstairs, we have three bedrooms:large master with king bed and a large deck, small guest room with double bed and small children's room. We have one large bath room with a large jetted tub, separate shower and two sinks. Doors open from the hall and the bedroom as it is the only bath on this floor. In the basement we have laundry and a craft room. One could use our Prius or our Highlander. We have a dog named Meggie. She is a cocker spaniel.
We moved to our neighborhood when we decided to down size our home 8 years ago. We wanted a place that would allow us to have the best of all worlds that the Puget Sound area provided. Our neighborhood is a beach community on Puget Sound with a mile of private beach, a small trail system for walking, and a community tennis court and children's play area. It is an older community with a variety of homes and families. Our extended community are the cities of Seattle and Tacoma with all of the urban ammenities. Each of these city's center is about 30 minutes driving from our home. We are close to the Cascade range and Mt. Rainier. Also one can drive to the Pacific Ocean beaches for the day.
My husband and I are retired. I was a teacher and my husband retired from the insurance industry. We are both University of Washington graduates. We have two children, a daughter who is a Professor of English Literature at a major university and a son who is a lawyer in Seattle. We have 5 grand children: 4 boys and a girl (adopted from China). Two of the boys, 5 & 7 live near in Seattle. All of our grand children see our house as their favorite destination and we like to keep it that way! Enjoying the many wonderful art museums in the area is an activity we enjoy. We are members of the Rainier Golf and Country Club, the Woodland Park Zoo and the Burke museum. We are season ticket holders to the Seattle Repertory Theater, the Seattle Opera, and Book It theater. We belong to book clubs. We enjoy going to eat at the many GREAT restaurants in the Seattle Tacoma area. We also enjoy going tent camping and hiking in the mountains. In the winter we enjoy going skiing in the near by Cascade Mts. or to the Pacific Ocean beaches to watch the waves.
My husband was born in Norway and speaks Norwegian and bit of German. I stumble in Spanish and Norwegian. We are best with English. Our politics are liberal, however, we respect our conservative friends despite their politics!