A classic piece of architecture, the Sam Hill Mansion is one of the most sought after properties in all of Seattle, proudly sitting on top of a hill at 814 E. Highland Drive. This charming neoclassical mansion was once owned by philanthropist Samuel Hill and right now it’s the most expensive home in the city, since it’s been recently listed for sale at a cool $15,000,000. How’s that for an attention grabber?
The iconic mansion has been designed by the architecture firm Hornblower & Marshall back in 1908 and features an imposing exterior, that reminds us of the golden years from the beginning of the 20th century. But the interiors of this home have kept in line with current times and trends, boasting a mesmerizing mix of Old World styling and deeply modern touches.
For $15 million, the new owners of this property should expect to see exposed original steel beams throughout the dining room, a master suite featuring the original floors and a fireplace, with gas-lit lamps that illuminate the grounds, and a gym that’s just… out of this world.
One of the biggest selling points of the home, the massive gym has been actually converted from the old horse stable, where one may also find right now a spa room with a steam shower and sauna. You might be interested to know that the house also benefits from the oldest working sundial in Seattle, an artifact listed on the National Register of Historic Places, just like the house itself.