Tyson is an M.D., a psychiatrist and psychoanalyst who just retired earlier this month. His wife Phyllis has a PhD, and is a practicing psychologist and psychoanalyst.
The Tyson home, which just recently came on the market, is priced at $2.59 million. It is 4,110 square feet of what Robert Tyson calls “expanded space. It’s superb.”
He recalled that “ebullient feeling the day we first moved in.”
The home is positioned on 50 feet of prime waterfront, just one mile north of Lincoln Park and the Fauntleroy Ferry terminal.
Facing westward there are stunning views of Vashon Island, Blake Island, and the Kitsap Peninsula in the distance. You can see the Olympic Mountains on a clear day.
The barrel roof, structural steel frame, and an entry canopy that leads to a industrial steel front door all speak to the modern design of this home.
With walls of glass, the main floor is highlighted with radiant heated bamboo floors, a marble gas fireplace, and a floor plan that frames the waterfront and the green gardens in almost every view.
The gourmet kitchen features Gaggenau and Subzero appliances, granite counter tops, and a walk-in pantry.
Two of the four bedrooms have been transformed into at-home offices but they could easily be converted back to sleeping quarters, all with views.
The exercise room with Jacuzzi looks out on the pool, and features an indoor jetted spa. It is attached to secondary kitchen complete with wine cooler and a refrigerator at the water’s edge.
There’s a three-story library with floor to ceiling shelves, with a rolling ladder so every book can be reached.
You can swim laps in the heated outdoor pool, raise plants in the climate controlled greenhouse or meditate in a serene, landscaped courtyard.
And there is an elevator in this three story home, which the Tysons said has helped them carry groceries or crates of wine up and downstairs.
“It just makes life easier,” said Dr. Tyson.
Patti Payne is a columnist for the Puget Sound Business Journal. She can be reached at 206-234-6827.