I like to call us, normies. Normies are every single one of us who look at a home like this and simply stand in awe, and maybe, just maybe, one day, we'll own one of our own. In fact, it could happen tonight... In your dreams! Ouch.
The most expensive home in Seattle is currently listed at $25M and what a magnificent home it is. Located on the northern tip of Mercer Island, it has a nice view of the upper half of Lake Washington and the Olympic Mountains. MLS #28184022, let's start with the basics:
- - $25,000,000
- - 22,779 sq. ft.
- - Beds: 5
- - Baths: 9
A thing to note: As homes cross the $1M mark, you'll notice the number of baths rises above the beds.
To put this home in perspective, the average American home size in 2004 was 2,330 sq ft1. Small warehouses and large homes are 7,000 sq ft. Imagine a medium sized department store and you have Seattle's most expensive home.
This home features a grand entrance lined with granite tiling and large french doors, an in door swimming pool, and a glass chandelier by Dale Chihuly. If you've been to Lincoln Square, you'll recognize Dale's work as the chandelier hanging just as you walk onto the sky bridge leading to Bellevue Square.
From the wine cellar to the master bathtub, there is no detail left out. A personal gym to stay healthy, a walk in closet the size of a wing; in fact, it is a wing called the wardrobe wing. The home sits on 2 acres and has 175′ of personal Mercer Island shore. Quite possibly, it has everything that you could imagine.
Okay, lets imagine having a yacht then. This home comes with a dock with the ability to moor a boat 80′ long. Boats that size run anywhere from $1M-$40M depending what's inside.
While the decor is nice and fits well with the house hold. Personally, I would get my interior decorator to redo the furniture, give it a modern update. Which begs the question, how much would it cost to redesign the interior of a home with a price tag of $25M?
I forgot to mention. The pools are salt water and heated giving you that fresh ocean feel. Sounds odd? Imagine a warm dip in the water of Hawaii's beaches. It'll be something like that.
Here, I leave you with the rest of the pictures.