Homes with Stunning Sunrooms

Smart Seattle homes capture the fleeting winter light with windowed sunrooms

From formal solariums in grand homes to small atrium add-ons, sunrooms are Seattle’s answer to the Southern-style screened-in porch. Set aside for everything from sleeping and dining to reading and playing, these many-windowed spaces bring the outside in and shed welcome light on the cold, damp days of January. 

Fort Ward, Bainbridge Island (pictured above)
Price: $965,000
Square footage: 3,669; 4 bedrooms, 3.5 bathrooms
Property size: 2.95 acres
Property taxes: $9,063
Year built: 1992
Bonus: Sunroom leads to a garden that the Smithsonian Institution lists as a horticultural treasure
Listed: August 2013

Price: $565,000
Square footage: 2,090; 3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms
Property size: 6,000 square feet
Property taxes: $4,626
Year built: 1910
Bonus: Atrium style sunroom off the kitchen (not shown) looks out on lush gardens with native plants
Listed: June 2013

Capitol Hill
Price: $3,995,000
Square footage: 7,380;
5 bedrooms, 5 bathrooms
Property size: 0.46 acres
Property taxes: $27,623
Year built: 1919
Bonus: Formal sunroom with terrace access (shown)
Listed: April 2013