About this listing
This Volunteer Park 2012 GProjects townhouse is an architectural gem combining a modern aesthetic with reclaimed green features and an open lofty feel. Near 15th Ave commercial district on Capitol Hill with unlimited lake and mountain views.
A half block from Volunteer Park, this new 2012 GProjects townhouse is an architectural gem combining a modern aesthetic with reclaimed green features and an open lofty feel. At the top ridge of Capitol Hill, it has unlimited views to the East to the Cascade Mountains and Lake Washington. It is located near the 15th Ave commercial district of Capitol Hill surrounded by a charming upscale neighborhood and parks.
The townhouse accommodates up to six guests with 2 queen beds, a couch, and an air mattress.
Features include radiant concrete and cork floors, steam shower, walnut and maple cabinets and finishings, Wolf gas range, Subzero fridge, a green roof patio above the garage, a top floor balcony, and an industrial rustic aesthetic. Get work done from the office desk while looking out over the snow-capped mountains or relax on the Master suite balcony watching boat traffic on Lake Washington. Full southern, eastern, and western exposure guarantees that the light will keep this place lively and upbeat. The sound system for the townhouse, featuring in-wall speakers in the den, is connected by WiFi using Sonos and can be controlled from your smartphone. Feel good about your ecological footprint in this 5-star rated Built Green living space.
Enter off the green roof patio or central courtyard onto the first floor entertainment space with an open layout that encompasses the luxury kitchen, beetle-killed fir farmhouse dining table, and den with slab coffee table, couch, and patchwork Kilim rug. The kitchen has a full gas range, microwave, large wood-panelled subzero, garbage disposal, dishwasher, and open end-cabinets with mason jar collection of teas, spices, and grains. The island (or technically peninsula) offers alternative seating and a congregating area for group cooking. The green roof patio has outdoor seating and table on an ipe deck surrounded by a garden with vegetables, blueberry bushes, ferns, japanese maple, star jasmine, and a grapevine.
The second floor has an office with a book collection, reclining chair, and a slab desk overlooking the mountains. There is a complete bathroom and the second bedroom with closet storage space.
The third floor is the Master suite with Japanese style platform bed, cork floors, and a balcony with teak furniture and sedum planter. The soothing Master shower has a natural aesthetic with pebble floor tiles, ferns in the frosted window, and floor to ceiling glass. The steam sauna unit with eucalyptus spray relieves any stress you may carry in your mind or muscles.
The media room in the lower level (which has one below grade window) is outfitted with 5:1 dolby surround, DVD player, cable, and flat screen TV. Full industrial sized ecosmart washer and dryer in the dedicated laundry room.
Neighborhood gems include Volunteer Park Cafe, Victrola Coffee, Coastal Kitchen, Smith, Rione XIII, Liberty, Hopvine, and the Wandering Goose.
The property is located next to the Oldmsted designed Volunteer Park near the greenhouse conservatory and Seattle Asian Art Museum. Interlaken Park is a few blocks away with jogging trails in deep conifer forests covered in ferns and moss.
Interaction with Guests
I will be present for a key handoff when possible. Otherwise no interaction with guests.
The #10 bus stop is on my block and will take you through the heart of Capitol Hill and then downtown to Pike's Place Market. With one connection you can get pretty much anywhere. Uber and Lyft also popular in this area.
This is my home. I hope that you will appreciate the amount of energy I have put in to making this a pleasant and functional space. I live in a quiet and peaceful neighborhood. A few ground rules:
*Take shoes off at the door
*No additional guests
*Please be respectful to my wonderful neighbors.
If you are looking to party this is definitely not the home or the neighborhood for you.
The one complaint I have received from my neighbors is that one group of guests were out on the patio being loud until 3am. They were smoking cigarettes and cars were seen leaving my home late at night. As a result of this experience, I am strictly not allowing additional guests (although feel free to ask for special circumstances). There is no smoking anywhere on our property - inside or outside. If you're up late, please stay inside where the noise insulation is better.
I have had a great experience with all my other guests.
Please enjoy your stay! Listen to lots of music (download the Sonos app onto your smartphone), enjoy the balcony views, sit in the garden, climb to the top of the water tower in Volunteer Park, and indulge in a scone from Volunteer Park Cafe.
I am low key but love to stay active, healthy, and driven to do good things for the world. I am a physician. I work at a large hospital in the city. I volunteer at a student-run homeless clinic. I do community health and clean energy non-profit work in Latin America. I live in Seattle because I love the outdoors - camping, skiing, hiking, climbing, etc. The farmer's markets here are amazing. I am totally jazzed to have a garden on my back patio. Some of my favorite music is Youth Lagoon, Beach House, Neil Young, and David Bowie. I subscribe to the New Yorker and National Geographic. I watch John Stewart (surprise!). My favorite foods are garlic and mushrooms (which I enjoy foraging in the mountains). Perhaps this is TMI so I'll stop here :)