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Fabulous stat at the Shafer Baillie Mansion.
On a recent trip to Seattle our son recommended that we stay at the Shafer Baillie Mansion board and breakfast. What a delightful stay we had. The owners, Mark & Ana Lena are residing in the mansion with their family and have been restoring the property to its original condition.
Since purchasing the property the entire plumbing system has been re-piped, but all of the antique lavatory, tub and shower fixtures have been carefully rebuilt, polished and are amazing to see and use.
The electrical system has also been re-wired, but again not a fixture or push button switch was omitted when the job was complete.
If you appreciate turn of the century fine woodwork you will find a treasure of hardwoods crafted into beautiful finished paneling, doors and windows, and vaulted ceilings.
The guest rooms are beautifully decorated and all have private baths. The rooms and the other guest areas are kept brightly cleaned.
Breakfast was always a treat with different pastries, fruits and yogurts served daily by Ana. She is very gracious and works hard to please their guests. Anna hired and supervised all the workers in the restoration of the mansion and researched sources for old plumbing fixtures, etc. Mark is a radiologist and practices nights so it is not unusual for him to greet you and offer his help while you are staying with them at the mansion,.
A millionaire's mansion from the early 20th century..
Dark and just a little bit dusty, this three-story 1914 mansion resides on Seattle's old "Millionaire's Row." It offers insight into how the other half lived not that long ago. Located in a quiet residential neighborhood, the home is a block away from the Seattle Asian Art Museum, the conservatory and the pretty gardens of Volunteer Park. It's also within walking distance to the action on Broadway.
The period antiques give an air of authenticity. You expect the original residents to suddenly appear and ask you what you're doing in their house. All of the rooms are individually decorated and most have private baths and mini-refrigerators. A few also have TVs. The Elliott Bay Suite has a large bathroom and views of the Space Needle, the water and the Olympic Mountains. Sitting areas can be found on the manicured lawns and the covered front porch.
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