Halfway between the delightful communities of Duvall and Carnation , nestled among the cedars, you will find our home perched on a gentle slope surrounded by 2.75 acres of natural, park-like landscape. Secluded from the hustle and bustle, this tranquil and charming setting has been ideal for raising our family and entertaining our friends, including campouts around the fire pit, outdoor weddings, family reunions, and deck parties. This attractive lot includes a 480 sq. ft. horse barn, a completely enclosed 6'x20' dog-run/wood shed/tool shed, and the property perimeter is fully fenced and double gated. The house lies at the end of a curved and tree-lined driveway so it is completely hidden from passersby and road noise, thus it provides a quiet, peaceful environment of privacy. This particular location offers a warm sense of seclusion, yet you are only a few minutes away from groceries, gas, post office, restaurants, and schools and it's an easy commute to the eastside or Seattle.
Built in 1984 with an addition completed in 1988, the house is just over 2600 square feet. As you enter, your eyes are immediately drawn to the stunning knotty pine vaulted ceiling towering above the carpeted sunken living room with its cozy wood burning stove and large picture window where in spring and summer you can watch the deer that regularly meander through or in winter enjoy the softly falling snow while you sit by a warm, inviting fire. From the living room, you step up into the dining and kitchen area, which includes a sweet sitting room with a door leading outside to the 1200 sq. ft. wrap-around deck. The dining and sitting room floors are hardwood, the kitchen floor is ceramic tile.
Over the living room is a sizable loft with a French style door that opens onto a small balcony overlooking the yard. This room has great versatility and has been used as an office, a library, a TV room and even a extra room for guests. Off of the loft there are two master bedroom suites, both with walk in closets and full baths. The main master is a large room with hardwood floors and a large windowed dormer at one end - plenty of space for an armchair, a cafe table and chairs or a desk - with the dormer making a sunny alcove and perfect spot to enjoy your morning quiet time and cup of coffee.
Downstairs the hallway leads to a study plus another bedroom which has an adjoining door to the downstairs bathroom. At the end of the hallway you will enter what we currently like to call our "indoor outbuilding". It is a 15 x 29 ft room that started out as our TV/entertainment/family room for the kids and their friends. Later it became a studio "apartment" for an adult child, and now it houses "Dad's Wood-working Shop" at one end and "Mom's Stuff" at the other. This room has a pellet stove, a wet bar and its own separate entrance. With only a little imagination it could be transformed into just about anything you want it to be.
Our home has been well-loved and you really have to see it to appreciate all the potential it has to offer. It is completely comfortable, clean and move-in ready but it also has great possibilities and can only get better with continued loving care.
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Locked gate. Shown by appointment only.
For Sale By Owner Home Prices for Carnation, Washington 98014