Live amid the picturesque landscape of a true Tudor Gothic style national monument right here in the Pacific Northwest. The Thornewood Carriage House, a rare property originally serving Thornewood Castle, is on the market for just over $ 3 million.
Located on American Lake in Lakewood, the house built in 1909 was the first on the estate’s 30-acre lot.
With the help of Kirtland architect Kelsey Cutter, Thornewood Castle and original architecture like the Carriage House were created by its founder, Chester Thorne.
Thorne made his fortune as an investor and in lucrative ventures like co-founding the Port of Tacoma.
After purchasing a 400-year-old English mansion, he had pieces of it shipped via the British Isles and used them in his construction. Today, it serves not only as a residence, but also as a historic inn and event venue.
Similar to Thorne’s vision and filled with relics from around the world, the restored 6,489 square foot, four bedroom, six bath Thornewood Carriage House is nearby.
Listed on the National Register of Historic Places and solidly built from the ground up with thick concrete and reinforced steel, the unique property on nearly an acre is a true testament to the time and craftsmanship of a bygone era. .
Among its charms is an endless list of unique details featured in the house.
“There is so much detail in this house and this property that it will continue to unfold and you will see new things that you have not yet seen or realized in the next ten years,” according to the owner.
From priceless glass, marble and antique woodwork to century-old gas light fixtures redeveloped for electricity, to European lion’s head door knockers in bronze, every truly exquisite shade adds to the look of an English fairy tale.
Remarkable remains like the grand medieval Tudor staircase in black walnut with hand-carved lions, a 200-year-old Italian fireplace and even a secret passage leading to the master bedroom are just a few of an endless catalog of special flourishes.
There are also modern amenities. Things like a fully equipped chef’s kitchen, natural gas fireplaces, hydronic underfloor heating in many rooms, and a fitness studio with mirror.
The property also includes an attached two-car garage, several outbuildings and an additional independent four-car garage that houses a 900 square foot apartment.
The well-maintained grounds are full of beautiful stone and granite patios for entertaining and exploring. With the appearance of a secret garden, the gates and alleys full of statues, fountains and urns leave something to be discovered at every turn.
Hand-forged wrought iron keys like griffin balustrades, dragon and gargoyle downpipes, light fixtures held by demonic bird talons, transport us to an enchanted Gothic courtyard.
Start your own fairytale by owning a piece of history with this truly extraordinary property, check out here for more details.