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Property Watch: A Midcentury Ranch for Modern Horses

This Redmond property has more than 35 acres of pasture and forest, plus a log cabin and plenty of stable space.

By Sarah Anne Lloyd August 3, 2022

This Redmond agricultural estate, built in 1956 and owned by the same family for 65 years, is just far away enough from city noise—but it’s still more accessible than you’d expect for a 35-acre property full of pastures, woodlands, a riding arena, and even a network of trails. The closest neighbors are farms and stables; local schools are a half-mile down the road. No buses go here, but you barely have to drive five minutes to encounter a Whole Foods.

The listing agent says it looks like the Dutton Family Ranch in the series Yellowstone, and, after a cursory glance, they’re not entirely wrong—but where the fictional estate exudes more Robert Reamerstyle rustic opulence, this home has a touch of modern Northwest sensibility.

Lodge-style architecture is actually a great match for regional midcentury style: Both prioritize natural settings and materials, and both get a ton of mileage from exposed timber. One living and dining area is drenched in it, with thick beadboard walls, wood trim, and a tongue-in-groove cathedral ceiling. The pointed ceiling shape extends over a stone patio, held aloft by log columns.

Adjacent, either behind the kitchen or around the corner on the patio, there’s another kitchen, part of a great room with its own living and dining areas. This space has a distinctly different lodge look, with large exposed timber beams and a small sunroom just off one side. Along the far wall, a large open hearth with a pot hanger is surrounded by stone and a cast-iron oven built into the wall next to it. It’s one of the four fireplaces on the property; the one in the first living room and another in a lower-level den are in more restrained, traditional styles.

The bedrooms are a real choose-your-own-adventure situation; one is fully decked out in exposed timber while another has plain white walls and a balcony. A third is somewhere in-between, with wood paneling and wide windows that feel very 1956.

If you’re looking for something a little extra, try the nearby 315-square-foot log cabin. There’s a full commitment to the look, with logs visible inside and out, a storage loft, and a tiny iron wood stove, with little skylights peeking out from the ceiling beams. But it isn’t off-grid, either; it has its own kitchen, bathroom, and other normal house-like amenities, plus its own separate bedroom.

The property has two horse barns, including one with log accents for that extra aesthetic touch, for a combined total of more than 3,600 square feet of equine accommodation. A large fenced-in area with raised beds provides a dedicated garden space away from peckish ponies, and an expansive shop building keeps tinkering contained.

Listing Fast Facts

6004 204th Pl NE, Redmond
Size: 4,450 square feet/35.74 acres, 5 bedroom/5 bath
List Date:
List Price: $6,950,000
Listing Agent: Joan Bayley, Windermere 

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