Once in an era, a truly iconic residence becomes available that can be said to have set the standard in its time and to have continued to do so throughout its existence. Houses of this stature are multi-faceted works of art, beginning with the inspiration that coalesces between client and architect, made whole through the craftsmanship and artistry that it takes to create them, and culminating in the unequalled atmosphere and presence that can only evolve through generations of passionate and dedicated stewardship. Such a home exists in The Highlands, one of the world’s most beautiful and rarified enclaves, situated on a bluff above Puget Sound.
Designed by Elizabeth Ayer and constructed between 1927 and 1928 for railway heir Langdon C. Henry, the estate at 166 Boundary Lane is considered one of the grande dames of The Highlands. It comprises 8 bedrooms and 8 baths, artfully arranged throughout over 11,000 square feet of opulent living space, and it occupies over 4 acres of exquisitely integrated formal gardens set amidst unspoiled old-growth forest.