The Vittucci Estate in Seattle's Capitol Hill Neighborhood on East Highland Drive, which is renowned for its prestigious Vittucci family, is now up for sale at a price of $5.25m.
John Jordan, who purchased the property in 2009, owns this 1915 home that was built for John Vittucci. He was a prominent olive oil importer. John Jordan says that he was attracted to the elegance and history of the 6,500 square foot home.
It is ironic that I was raised on an Italian farm where we produced olive oil and wine. Jordan says, "I am part Italian and will be moving back to Italy with my wife and daughter this summer. We're enrolling our 4-year old in Italian schools, just like my parents did when I was a child. The house we purchased in Italy belonged to the heir of an olive oil producer. "It's an Italian olive oil full circle."
Jordan, now retired, began his career at Boeing as an engineer, designing launch vehicles to support the space program. Jordan left the company after a friend of his left the company to launch Wizards of the Coast. He was then promoted to senior vice president of the international business.
Jordan: 'We sold our company to Hasbro back in 1999, and since then I have been an independent investor.
The manse, which has five bedrooms and five bathrooms, was meticulously restored. Jordan estimated that he spent close to $2,000,000 dollars on the restoration. This included extensive work done in the master suite ensuite.
The luxurious spa bathroom features a vaulted, stained-glass skylight with back-lit lighting.
Recently, the attic space was transformed into a beautiful living area with its own five skylights.