At Home with Nature
An ancient pond,
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A stately magnolia tree. Mid-century chinoiserie. A scattering of old-growth stumps, artifacts of Seattle's early logging days. Extensive forested grounds nestled by gentle topography and graced with specimen plantings of home's mid-century inception. The expansive, private woodland oasis--reminiscent The Highlands or the Olympic Peninsula--sits 5-minutes from I-5, an IMAX theater, and the Northgate Transit Center, gateway to downtown Seattle.
Buffered by additionalCity of Seattle-owned lots, the rustic estate property serves as a sanctuary for migratory herons, occasional visitors here to the confluence of two creeks, rendered highly accessible thanks to relatively level topography.
The natural setting has a has always been prized by Creekfront neighbors, many of whom have tended to be professors working at the University of Washington. The nearby Northgate neighborhood is among Seattle's most racially and culturally diverse, host to numerous international groceries including Enat Souk, Tokyo Lifestyle, and Pakistani Indian Grocery. For caffeine friends, discover three Starbucks Cafes, the Jewel Box Cafe, Lux Coffee Co., Treehouse Coffee and others.
The Northgate Mall's 130+ stores are open 10 am - 9 pm weekdays and 11 am - 7 pm on weekends. It is anchored by Macy's, Nordstrom, Gymboree, Old Navy, and Bed, Bath and Beyond and featuring Hollister & Co., Panera Bread, Victoria's Secret, Chipotle Mexican Grill, LOFT, Christopher & Banks. The mall has recently catalyzed the development of several apartment buildings, retail and light commercial blocks and community spaces, all now part of a more comprehensive plan for growth that include transit facilities and the light rail station for the district. The Mall also has 12 full-service restaurants and over 12 quick bite stops.
VIDEO: HERON HOUSE'S NAMESAKE
The Great Blue Heron, Heron House's most famous and frequent guests; filmed January 23, 2015. Courtesy of Paul Damen.