Sammamish Retreat

705 214th Avenue SE
Sammamish, Washington

$1,400,000

  • 4 Bedrooms
  • 3.5 Bathrooms
  • 4,215 Square Feet
  • 1.089 Acres
  • 4 Car Garage
  • Gourmet Kitchen
  • Award-Winning Issaquah Public Schools

With over an acre of level and sunny property, a gorgeous deck for entertaining and a meticulously maintained and updated home with over x square feet, 4 upstairs bedrooms and a full-height basement with a suite of rooms, this Sammamish home is the ultimate expression of connected Northwest country living. Located just off a quiet side street and down a winding drive with mature cedar trees growing around it, this exceptional property offers a tremendous amount of space on three levels, with the added benefit of an open play field out back. On the market for the first time since its construction in 1980, this house has been lovingly cared for and constantly improved upon by its devoted owners, and presents a great series of spaces for comfortable family living and lavish entertaining, alike.

+ MAIN FLOOR

A landscaped and terraced path leads up to the entry porch from a spacious parking area that is defined by the house and a second detached garage. The front yard is a virtual forest of native cedars, and provides wonderful shade and screening from the road that keeps the house cool in summer and lends it a great sense of privacy. A wide front porch with a covered deck serves as the entry and opens into a roomy foyer that leads gracefully throughout the house.

The first floor comprises a series of great spaces that are optimized for easy living and circular flow. To the right of the entry, lies a living and dining area that runs the full depth of the house under a tall, vaulted ceiling with clerestory windows in the ridgeline. Its front corner window overlooks the landscaped front yard and is shaded by a gorgeous stand of native cedar trees. A marble fireplace anchors the room and helps define the living and dining areas. Toward the rear of the house, windows gaze upon the huge and level field that truly sets this property apart. Currently set up with a private golf green, this amazingly open and sunny outdoor space is the ideal venue for all kinds of play from autumn football games to children’s play sets.

The dining area leads through a passageway into the gourmet kitchen that then connects to a huge family room through a casual dining area, and which opens onto the spacious three-level deck through French doors. Continuing around the house, the family room leads into a remarkable pair of open entertaining spaces that include a pool room toward the front of the house and a casual rec room to the side with its own wet bar and vaulted, beamed ceilings. A two-sided fireplace looks through to the family room on the other side.

The gourmet kitchen is beautifully outfitted with custom cherry cabinets and slab granite countertops, and features a large island for prep and dining. It has built-in wine refrigeration and a full suite of top-of-the-line Jenn-Air stainless appliances, including gas cooking. The kitchen opens into a casual dining area and connects to an amazing outdoor entertaining space through a pair of French doors.

The deck is an outdoor lover’s dream, with a huge dining area that includes an outdoor kitchen with storage, a high-performance grill and refrigeration, all built into a stacked stone and quartz counter with backsplash. The entire deck is custom built with heavy timber and composite flooring for years of maintenance-free enjoyment, and features a central staircase to the back yard, as well as an additional hot tub area in the sun. The outdoor kitchen and dining areas are sheltered from the elements by a pitched roof with recessed lighting and skylights, and also includes an outdoor television.

The family room off the kitchen is a terrific space for reading and watching TV, and includes a stacked stone fireplace and a wall of built-in shelves for display and storage. This is the literal and figurative center of the home, but it is just the beginning of an amazing array of open casual spaces for entertainment and family relaxation.

Toward the front and side of the house, an addition encloses several hundred square feet of flexible space. This is an extraordinary opportunity for those who entertain regularly, in that these spaces can function autonomously or as a whole. Currently both bonus rooms are configured for recreation and play, but there is potential for conversion into a first floor apartment for aging in place or visiting family members. The first of the two rooms is an ideally proportioned pool room and includes a built-in corner banquette and recessed lighting, while the adjacent area offers a vast amount of seating space under a vaulted ceiling with exposed structural beams and a pass-through fireplace with glass tile mantel that is shared with the family room on the other side of the wall. A built-in bar toward the front of the house makes this an unbeatable space for entertaining. First floor is completed by well-appointed laundry and powder rooms.


+ LOWER LEVEL

The bonus areas surround a wide and open staircase that leads down to the lower level of the house. A huge, two room suite with access to its own sunny patio anchors the space, providing plenty of autonomous living or office space in a private setting. The area features two extra tall entryway and both spaces are connected by a wide sliding barn door. The front room is currently configured as a media space with a projector and pull down screen, while the back area is a light-filled bedroom with ample storage and a luxurious full bath across the hall. A spacious private office and utility room round out this expansive lower level with high ceilings and plenty of recessed lighting. All finishes are matched to the upper levels of the home and include elegantly tiled floors and luxurious carpet with natural finish woodwork.

The attached single car garage is easily accessible through the lower level of the house, and is extra large for storage and large vehicles. In addition, a detached two-car garage provides ample shop space for projects and vehicle storage, defining a courtyard for parking.


+ UPPER LEVEL

A wide and open staircase leads to the upper level where a wide hallway and landing provides access to a luxurious master suite, three additional bedrooms and a large guest bath.

The master suite is anchored by a gas fireplace set into an elegant stone and mirrored mantel, and is a spacious and tranquil oasis that overlooks the backyard and has room for a seating area as well as a large and organized walk-in closet. The luxurious ensuite five-piece master bath features custom cabinets, beautiful stone and glazed tile, a two-person solid surface shower and a deep corner soaking tub.

Each of the additional bedrooms is graciously scaled and offers its own unique view over the grounds. They share an elegantly appointed bath with a two-sink vanity and stained glass window that overlooks the front yard.


+ GROUNDS

With three floors of flexible, beautifully finished space and over an acre of open and sunny grounds, this is a property that is truly optimized for active living. The first floor arrangement makes it easy to separate formal from casual spaces for both entertaining and everyday enjoyment, while the open and airy lower level is ideal for use as an opulent guest suite, quarters for live-in help or as the office for a home-based business. People will find numerous opportunities to use the vast amount of additional square footage as semi-autonomous living space, while those concerned with aging in place have the option of converting to single-level living with plenty of room for future help. Finally, children of all ages love a floor plan that flows from indoor recreation and party rooms out to a huge, multi-level deck and then on to open outdoor space for relaxation and play.


+ LAKE SAMMAMISH COMMUNITY

Located in the heart of Lake Sammamish, this singular property is very conveniently located to the urban centers of Bellevue, Redmond, Issaquah and Seattle, and enjoys excellent proximity to the entire Eastside tech corridor, as well as access to award-winning Issaquah schools. As such, it represents the perfect combination of quiet country life with the business, cultural and entertainment options of a major metropolitan area. Built to a very high standard and continuously updated to reflect contemporary design and living trends, this residence is ready to provide a luxurious and activity-rich environment for many years to come.