House of the Week: Pacific Northwest Castle in the Woods
Erika Riggs | Zillow Blog | April 24, 2013 | link
The stone castle in the middle of a forest clearing looks like something out of the pages of a Grimm fairy tale.
“What’s so striking to me, you come to this pedestrian gate and there’s this bridge across the creek which makes it like a real moat,” said listing agent Jean Groesbeck of Coldwell Banker Bain.
“The water runs through the creek to a waterfall, and when you walk to the waterfall, it spills into a pond. It’s the most beautiful oasis, and there’s salmon that come through that creek,” she said.
The home was designed to be a true castle — stone walls, circular design and all. The only difference from the medieval structures and this castle, located in Sedro Woolley, northeast of Seattle, is the amount of light the home has.
“People think it’s going to be cold and damp,” Groesbeck said. “But there are nice large windows that add a lot of light. The home was designed to be an open floor plan.”
The house sits on 20 private acres. Despite being just a few miles off the highway, Groesbeck notes that the home feels like a completely remote setting.
Nearby hiking trails allow the owners to explore the area, and wildlife abounds: deer, elk, raccoons and any other number of animals.
“It’s going to appeal to someone who loves nature,” Groesbeck said.
Measuring 2,972 square feet, the home has 3 bedrooms, 2 baths as well as a hot tub and sauna. A monthly mortgage payment is calculated to be $4,903, assuming a 20 percent down payment on a 30-year mortgage.