Singer-songwriter Ann Wilson has sold her longtime home in Seattle for $4.32 million. The Heart frontwoman bought the storied house in 1980 for $460,000, public records show.
Built as the Boulevard Inn in 1912, the onetime way station was transformed into a single residence in the 1930s by pioneering Seattle architect Elizabeth Ayer as her personal residence.
Today the two-story East Coast-inspired house is reached by way of a private lane and sits on a three-quarter-acre lot obscured by lush landscaping and mature trees.
A red front door, set at an angle in a corner, opens to more than 7,250 square feet of updated living space. A graceful banister leads upstairs from the foyer. The living room features cobalt blue accent walls, ceiling beams, a fireplace and a bay window. There’s another fireplace in the formal dining room for a total of six.
Original plank wood floors continue in the updated kitchen. An informal dining nook has a corner built-in for storage.
A stained-glass door opens to a sunroom that pops with a vibrant green color. Vaulted and beamed ceilings top what was once the grand ballroom. A pine-paneled library, wet bar, wine cellar, four bedrooms, five bathrooms and a basement complete the floor plan.
The grounds also contain a swimming pool, a spa, a shoji-door-lined pool house, fruit trees and a large brick patio.
Wilson, 68, co-wrote the Heart hits “Magic Man” and “Crazy on You” with her sister, fellow band member Nancy Wilson. The hard rock- and heavy metal-influenced group was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame six years ago.