Perched on a cliff in Magnolia is a stunning Mediterranean villa with a tile roof and 110 feet of high-bank, Northwest-facing Puget Sound waterfront.
Seattle-based personal injury lawyer Ron Perey is selling his home of more than 20 years, located at 4568 W. Cramer St.
“It’s the primo spot on the cliff,” he says.
Windermere’s Heidi Ward has the $3.68 million listing.
“I love how it has a grandeur to it that is really special in terms of the home’s entertaining spaces and the grounds, but at the same time, it has a casual coziness to it that is lovely,” Ward says. “It and strikes me that this estate can live very large or as small and cozy as you want it to.”
Perey loves the location in Magnolia.
“ It’s like an island. I feel like I am going to the San Juans when I go home every night,” he says. “It is very, very private. There’s one road in and one road out.”
This sprawling estate includes a 4,760 square foot manse, with three bedrooms, four baths, and three fireplaces, one of which is in the master suite and spa.
The villa is in the coveted Lawton Wood community, right next to Discovery Park, an easy walk across the Government Locks to Ballard or a few minutes’ drive to downtown Seattle.
Perey says that over the years, he had lots of work done, putting in a “tower of stairs with easy access to the beach. We always went down to the beach and went beach-combing. It’s easy to sit there and watch all the activity on the water or walk to the left or right for a mile,” he says. “I love it year ‘round. And looking out from any of our windows it’s all water and a moving panorama of all kinds of boats and even people on sailboards. It changes every day.”
Perey says he also loves the large great room with the piano, the kitchen and family room and the dining room. “Our non-sleeping hours are largely in one big room with three steps to the kitchen,” he says.
With three children and six grandchildren, Perey says they’ve done lots of entertaining over the years, including weddings, social gatherings and even political affairs.\
“But the kids have grown up, are married and have their own nice homes,” he says. “I’m old. I’m 72 now and we just don’t entertain as much. And I don’t need this much property.”
Perey and his wife Janet Perey, a registered nurse, plan to downsize to a smaller place, and the two will travel more and use their home in Palm Springs more as well.
Check out this serene, secure, luxuriously landscaped, water-view villa sanctuary to get a taste for life in Magnolia’s exclusive Lawton Wood.
Puget Sound Business Journal | April 2017