Gatewood View Mid-Century • $1,100,000
4000 SW Myrtle St, Seattle, WA 98136
4000 SW Myrtle St
- Four bedrooms, one full bath and two 3/4 baths. • Ensuite master bedroom
- Built in 1962
- 3,130 interior sq. ft*
- 10,391 sq. ft. lot*
- Formal Dining Room
- 2 car detached garage
- Permitted ADU apartment
Situated just minutes away from the bustling commercial district on California with loads of services, retail, restaurants, coffee shops and bars. It’s also close to many schools, the ferry terminal and vast Lincoln Park with amenities including a saltwater pool, 4.6 miles of walking trails, 3.9 miles of bike trails, ball fields and picnic and play areas!
This was the builder’s own home, a one-of- a-kind mid-century, and sits on a hand- selected shy 1/4-acre site at the top end of the street to maximize the fantastic western Sound, mountain and territorial views!
It’s an ideal floor plan for entertaining, with views enjoyable from throughout many rooms and the large front deck! The exquisite garden (an inventory of plants is available upon request) and hardscape create multiple outdoor garden rooms, while the naturally planted hillside behind the home provides privacy and a lush green backdrop!
An architectural-glass door with side- and top- lights opens to the slate-floored foyer. The living room features a vaulted ceiling of cedar with beams of clear fir, a floor-to-ceiling stone-faced fireplace with raised hearth provides a visual anchor, and the wood-burning insert does a great job providing heat!
Adjacent is the large skylit remodeled kitchen, with vaulted ceiling, and loads of cherry cabinets combined with granite counters, an island with madrone-wood chopping block, and two sinks.
The spacious dining room features a lighted display cabinet with a high granite bar, and has sliders opening to the deck!
A casual sitting area opens to the very private back deck, allowing for great flow and visual connection to the outside/in. The deck stairs lead to the exquisite side garden with a large Pennsylvania blue stone patio and path with decorative lighting. A concrete pad is wired for a hot tub. A custom arbor marks the garden path entry from the front.
The staircase and main floor have solid oak hardwood flooring; the windows have been replaced throughout, and the mahogany window sills have been preserved. The foundation has been earthquake retrofitted and solar panels minimize electric costs!
Three bedrooms, including the master suite and the full guest bathroom, are accessed from the main hall. The very private master has three closets, two win- dows, a ceiling fan and ensuite 3⁄4 bath with a tiled and lighted shower. The other two bedrooms on the west side have excellent views. The guest bath has tile floors, a tile shower surround, and a vanity with granite counter!
The high-ceilinged basement houses a laundry room, storage, workshop space, and utilities. Two bonus rooms have only exterior access from the south side (ideal for a home office or workshop).
A fully-permitted, legal ADU with Sound and Mountain views was built in 2016 and has been rented for $1,600 a month. The floor plan was reconfigured, there’s a new kitchen with maple cabinets and granite counters, a new bath, and updated finishes throughout. The unit has its own laundry room, additional storage, and patio – and, it can be easily reconnected to the house!