South of Bellingham, down the hill from the beautiful Chuckanut Drive, lies a small, cozy community of about two to three dozen homes perched on the cliffs above Bellingham Bay, overlooking the San Juans and the tiny Dot Island. The setting is reminiscent of the cliffs of Malibu, California, mixed with the forest greens and cobalt blues of the Pacific Northwest.
Resting quietly at the center of this little community is a wonderfully updated 1960's-era Cape Cod-style home with a commanding 180-degree SW facing view of the islands and the bay, with 103 feet of saltwater-frontage, complete with private dock.
The home itself contrasts perfectly with the breathtaking views by offering a refreshingly warm, intimate atmosphere, especially given it's nearly 3200 square feet. The main floor is comprised of a study, two living areas (one at each end) and dining area, surrounding a central kitchen. A patio extends along the length of the house looking over the water. The layout is such that just about every room has a view of the islands. There are a total of four bedrooms and three bathrooms. Having received a face-lift in 2000, the home features Scandinavian-inspired character, with bright, vibrant colors, excellent natural light, and the best in modern appliances. The decor is tasteful and inviting, carefully arranged by a loving owner with a true eye for design. Given the evident symmetry of home and decor, the owner's are willing to include much of it with a sale.
UPDATE: As of November, 2010, this listing has expired, meaning it is no longer being actively marketed. However, arrangements can be made for serious buyers to have a look. Call me, Rob LeRoy, at 206.883.6668 for details.
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Externally, this home and neighborhood have a lot to offer. In addition to the home's 103 feet of private waterfront, there is a community boat launch nearby, as well as a private beach available to owners. The home itself has a private dock. The water is not deep for large vessels, though there is plenty of room for deep-water moorage out in the bay, with access by dinghy. There is also a two-car garage, with guest parking available across the street.
Priced at $1,395,000, this home is a real treasure. It is quiet, private, and unquestionably special, perfect for anyone looking to live in understated luxury while enjoying the peaceful serenity offered by one of the most incredible natural settings in the World.
Owner financing is available at competitive rates to qualified buyers.
For more information on this luxury Bellingham home, e-mail me at email@example.com, or call me at 206.883.6668 â€¦and yes, you CAN hire me as your real estate agent!
Originally published at www.TheRealEstateNovelist.com