Ideal Portage Bay Location!
Two homes on one lot. 1927 English Tudor and 1919 Restored Beach Cottage. Iconic views of: Montlake Cut, Seattle Yacht Club, University of Washington Bridge, Cascades and gorgeous sunrises! Steps to public beach to launch your kayak. Enjoy a front row seat for Opening Day of Boating and the Christmas Ship Parade. Rapid access to I-5, SR 520, Fremont and the Burke-Gilman Trail. Short walk or bike ride to numerous parks, restaurants, shops and U of W. Full sun terraced garden. Upside potential abounds! Must see!
Views – Unobstructed view due East out Montlake Cut to Cascades – Boat traffic views that don’t go away in rainy weather. Opening Day Boat parade and crew races, Christmas Ships always stop at Shelby on Dec 23.
Water access – North Street end of E Shelby has a canoe/kayak/paddleboard water access ramp and a small street end park. The site of the last potlatch by the Duwamish Indians – commemorated by a plaque. Agua Verde Paddle club, Pocock Rowing Center, Seattle and Queen City Yacht clubs
Green Spaces and Natural areas, wildlife, birding: WA Park Arboretum, Interlaken Park, E and W Montlake Park and Montlake Playfield and natural area, U Washington Campus and Union Bay Natural Area, Gas Works Park, South Lake Union Park, Roanoke Park, Volunteer Park, Montlake Park Natural area – resident beavers and river otters in Portage Bay – over 70 bird species counted
Shops and Restaurants – Little Lago Italian Grocery store across Fuhrman– excellent pizzas, rotisserie chickens, happy hour, serves wine and beer, breakfast, lunch and tasty deli and grocery items. Friendly neighborhood gathering spot with wine tastings! French bakery Le Fournil along with Eastlake Ave restaurants, Ivar’s, Montlake Blvd restaurants, University Village and U District shops, Trader Joe’s
Transportation – U Washington Light Rail station, Buses: Eastlake (70,83), Harvard (49)
U District Campus Way