"Large, Impressive House" - that's the definition of the term "Mansion" and Magnolia certainly has a few of those. The word is derived from the Latin word Mansio or dwelling. It originally defined a property large enough for the parish priest to maintain himself, however, it's no longer self-sustaining in this way. Today's modern mansion have the specifically designed rooms meant to accommodate leisure activities such as a conservatory, greenhouse, home theater or media room, wine room or seller. Historical mansions combine older homes in the North Seattle area with that large property layouts.
The term mansion can also be used simultaneously with Palace, Manor house, Estancia, estate, Château, Hacienda or Palazzo. Of course we don't use these terms in the United States but we can use the term historical, vintage, mansion or estate quite frequently. The Magnolia area has some beautiful mansions and estates with views, amenities, extra rooms and lots of historical charm.
There are typically 5-10 properties for sale over the $700,000 price point that were built between 1900 and 1940. These homes range in price from over $1 million to about $5 million. Large homes on Magnolia Boulevard will have 4 to 7 bedrooms, 4 to 7 bathrooms and typically range over 8000 ft.² or so. Several homes have beautiful views of the Puget Sound, Bainbridge Island and the mountains.
For more information on Magnolia historical mansions please see all active listings below. For a personal tour of any of these luxury homes please contact my office today. I specialize in North Seattle real estate and have the skills and experience to help you purchase the right home in the right neighborhood for your needs.
Image above is actual MLS Listing for a Magnolia mansion.
WATERFRONT DEVELOPMENT OPPORTUNITY in one of Seattle's most coveted neighborhoods of Magnolia. A rare chance to build a custom LEGACY ESTATE on a 34,000+ lot w/70'+ of PR...
Listing courtesy of Pointe3 Real Estate.
Soak up incredible views of sunsets, the Sound & Olympic mountains from this tastefully updated, move-in ready Spanish-inspired home in the best Magnolia spot! An open la...
Listing courtesy of RE/MAX Northwest Realtors.