With this gallery we introduce you to a spectacular hilltop home with exquisite views over the Puget Sound, sourced from Zillow Digs TM.
Originally built in 1960, this home is known as The Jewel of Blue Ridge. One can witness expansive views, stepping through the titanium front door. Exterior walls are comprised of floor to ceiling windows, aiding the open design and connecting the dining and living areas overlooking the pool.
Thoughtfully designed by Vassos Demetriou, the rebuild of this home was centered on a vision of becoming one with the surrounding natural elements. Exquisite details include: limestone, marble, onyx, and Hawaiian Koa. With the expansive use of full height glass and greenery appearing throughout, the design has easily accomplished its mission.
One curious fact shared on the home listing: Bob Hope was a frequent guest of the residence when visiting the Seattle area!
Approaching the home from the drive, a cornucopia of landscaping wraps the sharply defined modern structure. A large, illuminated overhang dominates the entrance.
With marble steps leading to the titanium front door, the entrance is serious, albeit sprinkled with greenery to aid in the integration with the environment.
The entire home wraps around this central courtyard, featuring a lengthy pool. Columns support overhangs all around, while full height glass blends the interior and outdoor spaces.
A wide angle view of the interior reveals a lavish, lowered living room to the right, defined by a massive marble wrapped fireplace, and terra cotta statues guarding the entrance view toward the courtyard at left.
The living room stands upon white carpet, a few steps lower than the marble flooring of the rest of the home. Full height glass panels wrap the entire space, affording massive vistas over the water.
White sofa and ottoman stand with a statue in the living room corner, sunlit through the full height glass. The wraparound balcony blends seamlessly with this interior.
Looking back toward the entryway, we see a pair of polished wood frame accent chairs and a matching circular ottoman before the fireplace.
At the front entryway, visitors are greeted by this pair of statues flanking a view of the central courtyard. Living room is seen in the distance.
The kitchen features a mixture of beige and soft granite hues, with island countertop at center matching the large backsplash at right.
This cozy family room sits connected to the kitchen, on a lowered tier, with a mixture of brown and white thick-cushioned seating and a white topped, metal frame coffee table at center. Entertainment cabinetry matches the soft beige hue of the kitchen.
The dining room stands in bright white tones, with an attention grabbing scale-filled chandelier over the glass top dining table. Marble tile flooring continues the elegant look from the entry hall.
A home office in rich natural wood tones stands apart from the stark whiteness of much of the home. With full height shelving wrapped around a matching desk, this space evokes the wooded surroundings of the home.
The home features a cozy yet full fledged media room, with theater style seating and overhead projector for movie viewing.
This bathroom appears in dark contrast to the dominant white hues of the home, with granite countertop on this stainless steel vanity.
This bedroom is filled with rich, traditional carved wood detail flanking the bed. Sliding glass in this space opens directly to the pool equipped courtyard, with views of the Puget Sound afforded.
The large master bath is filled with tonal variety, with multicolored tile flooring, beige countertops, and a glass enclosed shower supported by a massive marble column.
The large dual vanity wraps around two walls of the bathroom, featuring a larger mirror set to the left, with extra above-counter storage.
Another bedroom, appearing in swaths of white, features a double door opening with dark carved wood side table at left.
Moving outdoors, we see the expansive patio floating above the greenery. Thin metal frame railings allow for uninterrupted views over the water.
Inside a gazebo on the patio, we see a fully equipped dining area, with chaise lounges to the right.
The sprawling landscaping boasts a wild mixture of flowers and local greenery, wrapping the exterior of the home and helping it blend with the surroundings.
An aerial view truly showcases the glass-wrapped home’s relationship with the natural surroundings. The entire structure also is seen to wrap around the open courtyard at center.
Here’s a final shot, allowing a glimpse of the heavily manicured entry gate to the driveway.
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