EXPANSIVE VIEW OF VALLEY
SEVEN ACRES OF TRAILS
From a spacious patio and deck, survey the Snohomish River Valley, Mt Baker, and Glacier Peak. This home faces east overlooking organic berry farms, is shaded by the hill to the west in the afternoon. Gated deluxe concrete driveway and patio area. Mature landscaping. Hike extensive, marked trail network. Explore, camp, treasure hunt, bike, and build a tree house in your own 7-acre private forest. Lots of wildlife: deer, foxes, raccoons, squirrels. No bears. Watch nearly every bird in the Western Flyway, from owls to hawks and eagles. Entire home updated. Hardwood. New 25-year roof. New Champion vinyl windows. Living room wired for surround sound. Advanced security system. Hunter Douglas blinds. Close to Hwy 2, Hwy 9, and I-5. Country living and close to everything.
The driveway is gated. There is electricity available on both sides of the driveway, so that a remote, electric gate opener could be installed. The grounds are in excellent condition. There flat, grassy areas to the north and south of the home that would be ideal for a a badminton court or a horse shoe pit. There is a large, circular fire pit on the north end of the property. The driveway and patio are delux concrete of various colors. The driveway to the carport is the exact width appropriate for a two-car garage.
A BEAUTIFUL HOME
The entire home has been updated. It was built in 1946, but everything about it is 2019. Nothing in the house needs fixing. There are hardwood floors downstairs with ceramic tile in the kitchen and like-new carpet in other areas. There is a new 25-year roof on the home. There are new Champion vinyl windows throughout. The living room wired for surround sound. There is an advanced security system, meaning it cannot be disabled by cutting the exterior cable. There are new Hunter Douglas blinds throughout.
The home faces east. To the west there is a big hill. The property gets full sun during the morning. In the afternoon it is shaded by the hill to the west. So you can enjoy the evenings on the patio without being baked by the sun.
The home is close to Highway 2, Highway 9, and I-5. It is country living but close to everything.
AN EXPANSIVE VIEW
A spacious patio and deck wrap around three sides of the house. From the deck you can survey the Snohomish River Valley, Mount Baker, and Glacier Peak. Bring your high powered binoculars. The home faces east overlooking organic berry farms. The smelly dairies of the past are long gone. Watch nearly every bird in the Western Flyway. In the video I posted above, an egret lands in a tree close to this home and hangs on there for around 15 minutes. There are eagles, hawks, herons, hawks, bard owls, and a host of wrens and other smaller birds. I learned that the smaller birds drive the larger birds away from their turf. They can do this because they are much more maneuverable.
SEVEN ACRES OF HIKING TRAILS
Six football fields could fit onto this property, although they would not be flat. Most of the property is on a steep, wooded hill. There is an old logging road from the 1930s that ascends the hill from the north end of the property. It goes up around one-third of the way to the top of the hill.
Above the logging road there are extensive, marked trail network. Follow the bamboo stakes I installed, and you will not get lost.
Explore, camp, treasure hunt, bike, and build a tree house in your own 7-acre private forest. Lots of wildlife: deer, foxes, raccoons, squirrels. No bears.
Maybe a nature lover will buy this property.
Maybe the buyer will be someone who likes to dirt bike. Please stay on the trails and try not to throw dirt. Maybe it will be someone who likes to shoot guns. Shooting into the hill is legal in Snohomish County outside of incorporated cities.
Developers will call and ask if this 7.2 acre property can be subdivided and whether additional homes can be built.
We express no opinion on this subject except to say that we are very sure that a tree house can no doubt be built – and probably even without a permit.
One county official said the property could be developed if you spent enough money on environmental experts and lawyers. However, the area is protected. And there are potential landslide areas to the north and south of the home. (The landslide areas are not above the home.) The only areas suitable for a drain field are near the existing home, not up the hill. So you would have to install an expensive pumped septic system. The County does not want any larger trees cut down. There are wide spaces in the old logging road where perhaps something could be built.
Important: We believe that the listing price of this home is justified because of the quality of the construction, the view, and the seven acres of hiking trails, the animal and bird watching, and the room for RV parking.
If you do want to develop the property and increase its value, you can expand the square footage of the south by extending the building on the south side. Or you can build an accessory dwelling unit to the south of the existing home There is plenty of room for either option. And there is plenty of room to expand the drain field if necessary.
Another improvement would be to convert the canvas carport into a true garage and workshop. The driveway is the exact width necessary for a two-car garage.