Downtown Langley Retreat $1,395,000

in Active Listings,Homes $1,000,000 or More,Waterview

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605 1st Street
Langley, WA
MLS #1105636

A rare find in Langley village, this classic home includes two guest/rental cottages, stunning gardens and a panoramic water view from the Tower Room & Widows Walk. Stroll the gardens and enjoy the peaceful Japanese-style pond. With 2 separate tax parcels, this multi-residence property can easily serve as your primary home or island retreat. The main house offers 4 Br & 3-1/4 Ba; the guest cottage a living area, kitchen, bed/bath & office, and second residence/cottage (615 1st St) a kitchen, living room, 2 Bedrooms and 1 Bath with deck.

Key Home & Property Features

Whole Property
.367 +/- Acres
Main Residence + 2 Guest/Rental Cottages
Downtown Langley Location
Saratoga Passage Views
Stunning Flower & Vegetable Gardens
Light-Filled & Airy
Main Home

2396+/- Square Feet
Unique Widows Walk
Many Large, Original Windows
Gorgeous Architectural Skylights
Recessed Lighting & Sconces
Entry with Built-in Bench & Tile Floors
Living Room
French Doors to Balcony & Water View Beyond
Oak Floors
Under-Stairs Media Area & Storage
Dining Room
Gorgeous Chandelier
Original Batten Wood Walls
Original Fir Floors
Cabinet with Special Hidden Silver Drawer
Built-in Dining Nook with Under-Bench Storage
Tile & Butcher Block Counters
AEG Double Ovens
5-Burner Propane Dacor Cooktop
Miele Dishwasher
2 Under-Counter Refrigerated Drawers
Bloomberg Refrigerator/Freezer
Custom Glass-Fronted Cabinets & Specialized Drawers
Island with Power & Storage
Underfloor Heat
Double Sink with Water Filter
Mud Room/Pantry
Bosch Stackable Washer/Dryer
Custom Fir Cabinets with Wine Rack
Recycling & Laundry Bins
Door to Outside & Door to Greenhouse
Study with Built-in Desk & Shelves
Wood-Burning, Airtight Yodel Fireplace with Brick Hearth
Built-in, Wrap-Around Seating
French Doors to Outside Deck & Yard
Guest Bedroom #1
French Doors to Balcony
Custom Lofted Bed with Bookshelves
En Suite Bathroom with Shower
Guest Bedroom #2
Built-in Shelves
Guest Bathroom
Handmade Tiles
Soaking Tub with Shower
Built-in Seating & Storage
Master Suite
Hand-Plastered Walls
Built-in Bed with Book Nooks
Walk-in Closet with Built-in Drawers & Shelves
Attic Pull-Down to Rooftop Widows Walk
En Suite Bath with Shower & Underfloor Heat
Office with View to Garden
Extra Dry Storage under Eaves
Meditation Room
270-Degree Views & Lovely Woodwork
Underfloor Heat
Lower Level
Separate French Door Entry
Sitting Room/Guest Overflow
Spacious Bedroom & Bathroom with Shower
Private & Quiet
Gorgeous Lawn, Raised Beds, & In-Ground Beds
Greenhouse / Sunroom with Drain & Built-in Shelves
Irrigation System
Tigerwood Deck with Storage
Brick Courtyard
Charming Pond with Fish & Recirculating Pump
Tool Shed & Covered Storage Spaces
Wood Storage & Compost Bins
Studio/1-Bedroom Guest Cottage
Covered Porch & Private Back Patio
Original Fir Floors
Living Area with Built-in Shelves
Kitchen with Cute Tile Backsplash
Office with Skylight
Bedroom with Walk-in Closet
Full Bath
2-Bedroom Guest House/Rental
Generous Deck with Views
Living Room with French Doors to Deck
Full Kitchen
2 Bedrooms with a Full Bathroom
Utility Closet with Washer & Dryer

Thoughts and Memories of our Private Little Paradise

As Written by the Sellers

From a simple one-story house built about a hundred years ago when Langley was in its beginning years, a house on a single largely barren lot, through its organic growth over our thirty-five years, it was transformed into a wonderfully comfortable, welcoming two-and-a-half-story home. A home for our growing family, for teeming Christmas parties, for summer dancing parties, a band on the deck, dancers on the basketball court, a marquee on the lawn.

A welcoming home for many friends from all over the world. To have the studio and cottage as a part of our compound, now on two lots, has been a godsend. Tenants, extended family, friends, helpers  right here with us

During those bountiful years, around us grew the miraculous private paradise it has become. Scrubby grass and sparse trees made way for the beautiful established garden it now is. Private patios, decks, walkways, a pair of small Japanese-style ponds tinkling in the background by the sun deck. The dozens of trees and shrubs we planted. Pear and apple trees—delicious old-world varieties, hard to buy—the English walnut, planted in honor of our youngest son’s birth.  The sweetest greengage, the weeping birch and beech, the styrax tree from the Middle East, the two magnificently flowering pink and white dogwoods, the small empress tree, the remarkable corkscrew hazelnut at the entrance. The exuberant much admired English flower gardens. The berry fruits—raspberries, blueberries, strawberries. The containers for vegetable gardening.

All surrounded by the panorama of Mount Baker, the Cascades, the sea, cattle grazing, forests, our Langley community—a panorama from our Tower Room and our Widows Walk.

And this very quiet little paradise is just up the street from delightful Langley. Its wine bar, its restaurants, its friendly grocery store, its theater. The whale bell overlooking Saratoga Passage—you gong it when you sight a gray whale cruising by. The parades, the fairs, the hilarious Soupbox Derby every September. All there, a short walk from our home.

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