Calling all real estate history buffs — one of Seattle’s oldest mansions is for sale, and it’s downright opulent.
Perched at 1214 Warren Ave. N. in Queen Anne, the 1902 home listed for $7,300,000 has been painstakingly restored room by room. It also boasts sweeping views of the city that would make Frasier Crane jealous (back when he actually lived here).
Here’s a little background on how this gem evolved.
Back in the day
The house was originally owned by financial luminary W.J. Whitney, the founder of Seafirst Bank (which eventually became Bank of America). Whitney and his wife gave the place to their daughter as a gift — the lucky duck.
Though the property changed hands just a few times over the years, there have been improvements made, including an upper floor addition. Recent owners refurbished the interior over two decades, importing 250,000 pounds of marble and granite from China to improve the counters, flooring, and other features.
Rooms with eye-popping views
Original stained glass windows and Corinthian columns give a touch of early 20th century charm. Other fancy amenities include:
- Nine fireplaces
- 21 Italian chandeliers
- An eight-seat movie theater
- Three kitchens
- Laundry on every floor
- A room for musical instrument practice
- A wine cellar
Thanks to its perch atop Queen Anne’s highest peak, several rooms have magnificent, panoramic sightlines, including views of the Space Needle and the Cascades.
The vistas are so picturesque, the 1990 Goodwill Games captured a view from the third floor to create a canvas backdrop used in the official broadcast. So, when do we all move in?