With stunning views of Puget Sound and the Olympic Mountains, West Seattle boasts an eight-mile stretch of scenic waterfront. Just drive down Beach Drive to catch the scenic beauty along the coastline. For boating enthusiasts, Elliot Bay Marina is situated on the northern edge and offers boat slips, and is a lively hub for boating and other water activities. For outdoor enthusiasts, there are abundant green spaces, including Lincoln Park and Camp Long, as well as the iconic Alki Beach, where residents from all over Seattle head to in the summer.
West Seattle’s commercial districts are known colloquially as junctions. There are three, and they all run from California Avenue. The main one is simply called The Junction. Originally the location where two streetcar lines crossed at California Avenue and Alaska Street, it became a bustling commercial district by 1911 and is today considered the heart of West Seattle. For a more laid-back local atmosphere, Morgan Junction is situated around the city park from which the neighborhood gets its name.
West Seattle waterfront
Because of its location on the eastern shores of Puget Sound, West Seattle’s waterfront properties
offer serene scenic views. On a clear day, residents can see the stunning Olympic Mountains towering over the water in the distance. The natural surroundings create such a stunning backdrop that it’s hard to believe you’re within the metropolitan area of a big city.
The most coveted West Seattle real estate and waterfront properties are those with direct and private beach access. Residents can enjoy leisurely walks along the shoreline and water activities, such as paddleboarding, swimming, and kayaking. Some properties even include private boat docks and slips, ideal for owners who want to anchor their boats right at their doorstep. These exclusive waterfront properties also give the ultimate sense of seclusion and privacy as opposed to many of Seattle’s more densely-populated neighborhoods.
Stunning waterfront estate for sale
Welcome to 5617 Beach Drive SW. Located in the very heart of West Seattle, on the west side of Beach Drive, this stunning three-bedroom property is waterfront living at its finest. Your backyard setting is lush with greenery and connects you directly to the shore. Enjoy the tranquility and privacy of your own beachfront space.
Soak up the sun and get a year-round glow from the comfort of your home. With this spacious backyard and private beach access, you can host intimate parties, family barbeques, and friendly gatherings in a beautiful and unique setting. Or simply relax and take in the natural beauty, read a good book, or gaze at the stars.
This dream home features three bedrooms, four bathrooms, a spacious living room, an extra recreational room, a gourmet kitchen, a formal dining area, a second dining space, and a wine cellar.
You’ll find two bedroom suites with full bathrooms, both with separate showers and bathtubs. On the top floor is the luxury grand master suite. Double doors open up to a spacious terrace overlooking Puget Sound. The bathroom features a circular porcelain bathtub with bay windows that provide the same stunning views.
On the second floor, the second bedroom suite is just as luxurious. The bathroom features a bathtub and a vanity. The third bedroom has built-in bookcases and a study. You’ll also find a washer and dryer unit and a mini-kitchen with a sink and refrigerator.
Down the stairs to the bottom floor is the living room. Floor-to-ceiling bay windows immerse the space in natural light and look out to a horizon of sky and sea. High ceilings, polished hardwood floors, and a neutral color scheme help evoke tranquility and comfort. The spacious open area can accommodate a full living room and formal dining room set. French doors lead directly to the backyard.
This chef’s dream of a kitchen features a built-in island counter, bar counter, a walk-in pantry, modern stainless appliances, and beautiful master cabinetry. You can set up bar stools by the counter for a casual meal. The dining space can accommodate a formal dinner table or a breakfast set. Bay windows look directly into the backyard and out onto the water.
Family or recreational room
The second living space is quite expansive and can be used as a family room or a recreational room. A gas fireplace adorns one wall, while built-in bookcases and cabinets cover the other walls. A small desk makes for the ideal study space.
Among the home’s many highlights is the wine cellar. Dark wood shelves evoke simplicity and sophistication and provide ample space for your most prized bottles. Its location on the bottom floor allows for the right temperature and humidity for storage.
A driveway leads to a two-car garage with ample space for an additional car to park on the open driveway. Mature trees shade the front walkway. Double-pane storm windows throughout the home provide an additional layer of insulation, keeping the indoors cool in the summers and warm in the winters. High technology cabling and a smart security system add to the home’s most modern conveniences.
Aptly named for its long west side border on Puget Sound, Seaview residents can bask in breathtaking views of the water, the sky, and the mountains. This is a quiet, residential neighborhood. It’s the perfect getaway from the hustle and bustle of Downtown Seattle while still giving you quick access to the shops and restaurants of West Seattle.
Tree-lined streets add to the sense of its tranquil retreat and natural atmosphere. The adjacent Lincoln Park is popular with residents and offers beach access, walking trails, picnic areas, sports facilities, and outdoor recreation.
Fulfill your dreams of owning a waterfront home
As one of Seattle’s premier real estate agents, Mara Haveson
is known for taking her time to understand and accommodate her client’s needs. Hailing from a family of real estate experts, her experience and dedication have consistently made her one of Compass’s top listing agents year after year. Her dedicated team of professionals excels at providing customer service and connecting you to a network of industry insiders. Call Mara today
to find out more about this dream home and other homes for sale in West Seattle.
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