Few properties have that sophisticated vibe of being a stand out home, secluded in a quiet garden, but my new North Beach listing really does feel like a home in the trees. Originally built as a 1950’s ranch it was redesigned by a local architect working with my seller to open it up and to create ambiance between the indoors and outdoors. Throughout the day there you will see that rooms are filled with natural light, a wonderful benefit of having banks of windows with southern exposure. It almost feels a bit like a houseboat with the expansive cedar deck and the handsome windows in corners of the rooms. While it is sophisticated, it is also a very casual home and the thoughtful design highlights it’s ability to frame garden views that somehow avoid including the homes across the street or over yonder. The site itself is a bit bigger than most, as they often are in North Beach, and the use of clear fir and other northwest contemporary features like aggregate concrete really make a handsome statement. We will have it open this coming Saturday for tour so if you’re nearby, take a gander over to 8718 29th Avenue NW and see what a unique place it really is.