Lakehaven Estate

5525 S Othello Street
$7,890,000

  • 5 Bedrooms
  • 6.25 Bathrooms
  • 10,373 Sq Ft Main House
  • Waterfront Cabana
  • 1.65 Acre Lot
  • 105' Low Bank Waterfront
  • Extensive Moorage
  • Listing Broker: Chris Doucet

Lakehaven Estate - Elegantly embracing harmony with the earth, the mountains and the water, Lakehaven rises majestically above a lushly landscaped 1.6 acre parcel on the edge of Lake Washington. A private road leads through a gated entry and along beautiful native gardens to arrive at an estate that comprises the 10,000+ square foot main house, a stunning glass cabana, a 25 meter pool, and the largest dock and boat house on the lake with 105 feet of sublime waterfront.

This sleekly modern residence was originally constructed to commercial specifications and comprehensively rebuilt in 2003 to state-of-the-art levels of technology and comfort. Its park-like setting, supreme levels of privacy and convenient Seward Park location make it the ideal enclave for those seeking a retreat of tranquility and autonomy that is only 15 minutes from Seattle’s urban core and within easy reach of the Eastside tech corridor.

Lakehaven is a classic example of rigorously considered contemporary architecture. It combines the clean linearity of the International Style with the native materials and exposure to natural light favored by practitioners of Northwest Modernism to yield a home that is timelessly dramatic and elegant in its style and envelopingly comfortable and warm in its execution. The main house consists of 3 floors — a lower level devoted to recreation, the light-filled public main floor, and a sumptuous upper level that comprises a full-wing master suite, sitting area and private office. In addition, an architecturally spectacular glass cabana at water’s edge serves as the epicenter for outdoor recreation, the romantic getaway for warm nights on the lake and the unforgettable temporary home for guests. Meticulously planted formal gardens afford a natural backdrop that seamlessly blends the crisp lines of the estate structures with their surroundings.

Inside, a palette of natural-finish maple, custom steel, and concrete compliments spaces that are defined by commanding views of Mt. Rainier and Lake Washington, captured by walls of glass and a series of patios. Simple lines and careful spatial massing give each room a sense of volume and airiness, while clean-lined custom built-ins and casework offer a subtle background for a wide range of furnishings and collections. The entire residence has been constructed to commercial standards with a massive foundation and state-of-the-art comfort and control systems.

The main floor is the free-flowing public area of Lakehaven, comprising formal living and dining areas, a huge family room with adjoining gourmet kitchen, a guest suite and a media room, all of which open to the home’s massive central deck, overlooking Lake Washington. The home’s lower level represents an amazing commitment to recreation, health and fitness with a 25 meter, indoor salt water pool and spa as its centerpiece. A grand den, fully optimized home gym and two bedroom suites round out this level that opens directly to the grounds and lake via several sets of oversized French doors. The top floor functions as a sumptuous private owner’s suite with a spacious master bedroom, a sublime and spa-like master bath with a huge walk-in closet, sitting room, nursery and home office with unobstructed Lake Washington and Mt. Rainier views.

Of particular note is the property’s relation to the lake. Every possible step has been taken to connect the house and its surrounding amenities to Lake Washington, from siting that emphasizes views from every room to gardens that cascade down the parcel’s topography to a large sport court and culminate at the lakeside glass cabana and moorage. Lakehaven has the largest private dock on the lake and this sublimely simple architectural masterpiece provides the ultimate perch for its regular enjoyment.

Lakehaven represents the apogee of high-end Northwest living, architecture and construction. It is utterly timeless in its understated elegance, opulently comfortable in its scale and materials, and fully connected to its spectacular natural surrounds, as well as to its surrounding community. This is an estate worthy of the most selective portfolio, and a residence that will reward its next steward for generations.