Brook Tree Estates is a tranquil pocket of 20 planned homes nestled in the pastoral Snoqualmie Valley.

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CARNATION — Homebuyers have already snapped up half of the 20 planned homes at Brook Tree Estates. With the approach of the busy spring selling season, the remaining units won’t last long.

“Now is the time to buy,” says Renee Vanous, luxury marketing specialist with Windermere Real Estate. “We took over sales in mid-December and our expectation is to be sold out by mid-February.”

Built by Hultquist Homes, Brook Tree Estates is a tranquil pocket of spacious, state-of-the-art family dwellings nestled in the pastoral Snoqualmie Valley. The neighborhood offers four models ranging in size from 2,869 to 3,319 square feet.

Vanous says shoppers are drawn to Brook Tree Estates by the combination of its rustic locale and ultra-modern home amenities.

Covered patios connect to the great room to create additional  living space.
Covered patios connect to the great room to create additional living space.

“The fit and finish on the Hultquist homes along with the larger lots and natural setting make this a really special place,” she says. “It’s a true neighborhood feel where people can walk, ride bikes and enjoy the pretty area of Carnation.  We are just a couple blocks from downtown and not far from the river park, so it’s a great location.”

Hultquist, a builder with 37 years of experience and thousands of homes completed in Washington and Alaska, brings a refined architectural sensibility to its units at Brook Tree Estates, with low-maintenance cladding, long-lasting shingles and contemporary black front doors and garage doors. Each homesite abuts green forestland, and comes with stylish all-wood fencing already in place.

All kitchens at Brook Tree Estates feature custom Shaker-style wood cabinets with gentle-close doors and drawers, under-cabinet illumination, solid granite or quartz countertops, custom tile backsplash and a stainless-steel appliance package with a 36-inch Bertrazzoni commercial-grade gas range and hood. Kitchen islands feature slab countertops with breakfast bar seating.

Two models, the Rushmore and the Willamette, are on view this weekend.

On the main floor of the Rushmore — priced at $740,000 — sliding glass connects a spacious great room with a covered patio to create year-round living space. The main floor is also home to the master “retreat,” which has a pair of roomy walk-in closets and a five-piece bath suite with free-standing tub, tile-surrounded shower, quartz counters and brushed nickel Moen fixtures.

Elsewhere on the main level, a utility room and mudroom with walk-in pantry adjoin the two-car garage, ready to receive outdoor gear, boots and coats.

Upstairs in the Rushmore is a den/study, two bedrooms and a full bath, along with a junior suite that has its own private bath.

“It’s a unique layout that’s perfect for multigenerational families,” Vanous says.

Also open for showings this weekend is the $825,000 Willamette, a sprawling, estate-style residence where the focal point is an expansive great room with 9-foot ceilings that highlight a custom, stone-accented gas fireplace. The great room and adjacent dining space overlook a private, covered rear patio, with gas fireplace and overhead infrared heater.

“Homeowners can entertain friends in the spacious great room, then take the fun outside to the covered patio — ideal for summer nights here in the Pacific Northwest,” says Vanous.

The Willamette offers master suites on both floors, each with its own five-piece bath suite featuring heated tile floors. There are three additional bedrooms, 3.25 bathrooms, a full-sized loft/recreation room and a “flex” garage separate from the two-car garage, ideal for storing gear, bikes, off-road vehicles and equipment.

“Buyers are delighted by that feature when they see it,” Vanous says. “A lot of them love the idea for a home gym space, and others will use it for extra storage for bikes, toys quads, etc. It’s an amazing flex space that could be a great play room, too.”

The Willamette features more than $47,000 in upgrades and options, including a hard-wired fire-detection system, high-tech wiring interfaces for telephone and cable TV, and optional local area network with shielded data lines throughout the house.

Just south of Brook Tree Estates flows the Tolt River, which lures anglers seeking salmon and steelhead. About a mile to the west lies the 574-acre Tolt River-John MacDonald Park, a popular spot for picnics, hiking and camping.

Children living at Brook Tree Estates attend public school in the Riverview School District, which includes Carnation Elementary School, Tolt Middle School and Cedarcrest High School.