Why this Capitol Hill home is the dreamiest spot for Seattle summer

Regardless of whether you're a native Seattleite or freshly transplanted, the transition from rainy season to warm, dry season means a big shift in how we enjoy our city. We take every opportunity to be outside, choosing outdoor patios, visiting local parks (especially ones with big views!), we gobble up local produce, and attend barbecues with reckless abandon.

What if you could enjoy all of these activities without ever leaving your home?

Behold, the Skinner Mansion. This stunning, 10,000-sq.-ft. house is positioned on the crest of Capitol Hill, providing phenomenal views from the highest point overlooking the city and Elliott Bay. 

Click through the gallery below to learn more about all this incredible home has to offer.

A toast to summer!
Select from your collection of 4,000 bottles in this custom wine cellar, and toast to the season of sunshine! Impromptu picnics with said wine— need we say more? 

Game room goals!
This spectacular media/billiards room with a built-in Dolby sound system has the feel of an English gentlemen’s club. Custom cabinetry conceals a 70ꞌ screen. Bar with a long granite-topped counter is equipped with an icemaker, refrigerator and keg on tap.

An exquisite kitchen.
The kitchen enjoys lovely western vistas, while top-notch appliances include a paneled Sub-Zero refrigerator and a stainless steel 6-burner gas range with griddle and two ovens, warming drawer and dishwasher – all by Viking.

Grow your own!
Love gardening? Enjoy preparing foods harvested from your own garden! The raised bed in the rear of this home is ready for your fruits and veggies of choice.

Breakfast on the view terrace?
A weekend ritual, waiting to happen! Enjoy the sumptuous views from this expansive terrace -- accessible through the master suite. Again, the view terrace is quite large and will become one of your favorite spots in this home. The beauty of a west-facing view comes with endless sunsets. 

Volunteer Park, just blocks away!
If all that wasn't good enough, Volunteer Park is located just a few blocks away. 

Capitol Hill—a foodie's dream!
The 15th Avenue shopping core is just a short walk from this home, with a bounty of wonderful shops and cafes.

Truly, this home has it all.
We told you! This home really is the dreamiest spot to spend Seattle summer—and every season! A spectacular setting in the heart of the city.

Want to learn more? Visit SkinnerMansion.com for more! Or visit our Contact Us page if you'd like to tour this home.

Inside one of Capitol Hill’s largest — and most historically restored — homes

Many of the homes on Capitol Hill’s ‘Millionaire’s Row’ fascinate us. What makes this grouping stand out among the historic homes in Seattle is that these grand early 20th century residences are largely intact — renovated, updated, restored — giving us a unique glimpse into the past. 

And if one home in particular stands out for its restoration, it’s 725 14th Avenue East. Originally built between 1903 and 1905, the house is best known as ‘The Skinner Mansion,’ named for the prominent shipping magnate who lived in it from 1914 until the 1950’s. The 10,000-sq.-ft. house sits on a half-acre lot — one of the largest properties on Capitol Hill. The estate was carved up into three separate lots in the 1970’s. In 1999, the current owners acquired the properties that had been sold and restored the estate to its original footprint.

We've selected several of our favorite living spaces (and it was hard to choose!) that showcase the extent of this incredible restoration. Toggle through the photo gallery below:

 

Take a cinematic tour through this home:

Interested in a tour? Contact us for your own private showing. To see more wonderful Seattle real estate, visit our full list of homes.