Real estate: $3.2 million property listed in The Highlands

Sunday, November 17, 2019

$3.2 million mansion

By Diane Hettrick

An estate in The Highlands designed for D. E. Frederick, co-founder of Frederick and Nelson department stores, is listed for sale for $3.2 million.

Gazebo in the gardens

Designed by architect Lewis P. Hobart of San Francisco, it was built in 1931. The gardens were designed by the Olmsted Brothers, the landscape architect firm which designed Central Park in New York City.

According to the real estate listing, the single family home is "European in its design with a stone exterior, slate roof and copper accents. Only the finest materials were used throughout. Marble floors, Chevron style oak floors, hand-hewn doors and woodwork, along with 17th century rooms imported from Italy. Olmsted designed gardens. A once in a lifetime opportunity."

It is two stories with a basement, 12,955 sq ft, with eight bedrooms and six bathrooms.

Marble staircase

The entry boasts inlaid marble floors, marble walls, marble steps on the sweeping staircase and an intricately designed wrought-iron railing.

Murals and paintings in guest bathroom

The guest bathroom has foiled walls and custom painted murals.

The Venetian room is actually from Italy

The Venetian room was brought over from Italy from a 17th Century manor home and reassembled here. It has marble floors, painted paneling and French doors that open out to a large, open terrace. An elaborate chandelier hangs from the ceiling.

Chinese paintings on silk are inset into the walls

The formal dining room has custom milled wood paneling with insets holding Chinese paintings of birds on silk.

Four other properties in The Highlands are listed for sale.

The Highlands is a planned, gated community of secluded mansions with Puget Sound views. It is located in the southwest corner of Shoreline, with the entrance gate on NW 145th and 3rd NW.

Correction: NW, not NE


Anonymous,  November 17, 2019 at 11:39 PM  

Why haven't you credited the photographer and why haven't you mentioned the listing agent and firm? Very unprofessional.

DKH November 18, 2019 at 1:56 AM  

The link in the story goes directly to the real estate listing which includes a great deal of information as well as full contact information for the listing agent. The photos are part of the listing.

MJS November 18, 2019 at 6:10 AM  

What happens when you do not thoroughly read an article.

DIGITAL FACE MEDIA November 18, 2019 at 9:14 AM  

You really don't need to credit the photographer when they're just smartphone snapshots. Anonymous sounds like they need more positive things to do in life.

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