Meet Mercer Island's $6.9M 'Maison des Volets'

As Featured in Curbed Seattle

Written by Sean Keeley

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Image Courtesy of RSIR

On May 23rd, Curbed Seattle gave readers the opportunity to “Meet Mercer Island’s $6.9M ‘Maison des Volets,'” an extraordinary waterfront estate represented by Realogics Sotheby’s International Realty broker Jay Kipp. As Sean Keeley notes, “when you’re talking about Mercer Island waterfront mansions, you already know you’re going to be talking about something fancy. When that Mercer Island waterfront mansion has a name…well now we’re in a whole other stratosphere.” It is no surprise that Keeley describes the property as in its own stratosphere, as every inch of the grounds stun, from the exceptional west facing views with 61 feet of low-bank waterfront to exquisite touches and fine materials and craftsmanship.

When putting the home into words, Keeley writes, “translated as House of Shutters, the property is described as ‘a synergy of structure and site.’ That site being .41-acres right on the Gold Coast. The listing also says that the design is meant to ‘evoke the earthy elegance of Provence,’ which certainly comes through thanks to a rustic but luxurious aesthetic.” Given its understated grandeur and rare, protected views, Keeley says “this estate could be one of the island’s shining examples.”

Home of the Day: Main House, Two Guest Cottages & Enchanting Gardens on Whidbey Island

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Main House, Two Guest Cottages and Enchanting Gardens was featured as the PSBJ "Home of the Day" on May 13th. The article reads, "A unique and timeless compound featuring a main house, two guest cottages, and enchanting gardens - all located within steps of downtown Langley. This stunning property can easily serve as a primary residence or island retreat. The main house offers 5 bedrooms and 3 bathrooms; Guest cottage number 1 offers a kitchen, 1 bedroom, 1 bathroom, and an office. Guest cottage number 2 offers a kitchen, 2 bedrooms and 1 bathroom. Two separate tax parcels including 615 1st street."

Home of the Day: Fishing, Crabbing, Life on the Beach...this is Life at Twin Cedars on the Canal

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Poulsbo Waterfront was featured as the PSBJ "Home of the Day" on May 12th. The article reads, "Visions of an active beach life of fishing, setting your crab pots and watching the sunset? Drive through private gate, mini-forest to completely remodeled home with master-on-main. Daylight basement with 2nd kitchen offers multi-generational possibilities. Upgrades include a new kitchen, bamboo floors, granite counter tops, efficient energy, high speed internet and surround sound. Hood Canal and Olympic Mountain vistas rule, clerestory windows bounce light throughout. Lawn swoops to white sand beach of clams, oysters and crab (oh, yeah!), gazebo, fire pits and picnic tables. Mature gardens, 2 organic vegetable gardens with fruit trees and a waterfall by front entrance grace the property. Older garage converted into a shop extends into an attached kitchen with a commercial double sink and separate power for outside activities or hobbies. Utility room has double sink - washer and dryer stay. A private well, new roof and newer septic system round out the upgrades that make this a carefree home. Grab your kayak, invite your family. Fun ahead!"

Home of the Day: A House with a Pedigree | Chapel Lane Estate

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Chapel Lane Estate was featured as the PSBJ "Home of the Day" on May 11th. The article reads, "Once in an era, a truly iconic residence becomes available that can be said to have set the standard in its time and to have continued to do so throughout its existence. Houses of this stature are multi-faceted works of art, beginning with the inspiration that coalesces between client and architect, made whole through the craftsmanship and artistry that it takes to create them, and culminating in the unequaled atmosphere and presence that can only evolve through generations of passionate and dedicated stewardship. Such a home exists in The Highlands, one of the world’s most beautiful and rarified enclaves, situated on a bluff above Puget Sound."

Familiar downtown Tacoma high rise hits hard times

As Featured in The News Tribune

Written by Kate Martin

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Image Courtesy of Realogics Sotheby's International Realty 

An article describing how "city of Tacoma uses new code to protect historic Washington building" quotes Realogics Sotheby's International Realty broker Liz Davidson. It reads, "last year, a buyer from Vietnam expressed interest in the building . . . But Webb wanted $9.6 million, too much for her customer, said Liz Davidson, a real estate agent with Realogics Sotheby's International Realty in Seattle. The county assessor places the value at $6.2 million. Webb bought the Washington Building in 2005 for $9.6 million. 'The owners were not realistic with the pricing,' Davidson said."

Home of the Day: Elegant French Chateau in the Heart of West Bellevue

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West Bellevue Chateau was featured as the PSBJ "Home of the Day" on May 10th. The article reads, "Beautifully appointed with walnut hardwood floors, carrarra marble, sub zero, viking appliances, open to family room, granite, coved doorways, elegant dining, French doors opening to expansive deck, views of lush green privacy. Huge Master, ensuite bath, heated travertine floors, 2 vanities, soaking tub, walk-in closet. West wing includes 2 bedrooms, den/bonus room. Huge rec. room with wet bar, bedroom and bath. 4860 SF. 760 SF 3 car man cave garage. Fabulous Bellevue Schools."

Market Spotlight | Washington: Modern Homes for the Tech & Eco-Conscious Buyer

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Realogics Sotheby's International Realty wrote a guest blog for the Sotheby's International Realty Perspectives blog highlighting the influence of "techies" on the Seattle area market and industry growth that "is found in the area's luxury homes, which embody modern styles that incorporate technological innovation and milestones in 'green' living."

Home of the Day: Protected Views & Elegant Details at One Pacific Tower

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Continental Place was featured as the PSBJ "Home of the Day" on May 9th. The article reads, "Protected views from this stunning half floor residence. Nearly 2,500 sq ft. Created by notable architects at Olson Sundberg. One of the largest units ever available in this spectacular high rise at the edge of the Pike Place Market. Artistic elements include: steel and glass, Venetian plaster, African anigre custom cabinetry, American cherry hardwoods, high end lighting and Neff custom kitchen. 2 parking included, 1 with electric car charging. 24 hr. doorstaff."

Realogics Sotheby's International Realty Appoints 25 Year Real Estate Veteran Joe Galindo to Vice President of Operations; Builds Upon Expansion Team

As Featured on PRWeb, KCBD, Benzinga & Virtual Strategy Magazine

Written by PR Newswire

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A press release from May 9th that describes the appointment of Joe Galindo to Vice President of Operations and Eastside Branch Manager reads “'We are very fortunate to welcome Joe to our growing team of industry professionals,' said Dean Jones, President and CEO of RSIR. 'As our company has expanded so has the need for his proven operational leadership.'”

Home of the Day: Epitome of Timeless Luxury at The Golf Club at Newcastle

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The Reserve at Newcastle was featured as the PSBJ "Home of the Day" on May 6th. The article reads, "This stately Newcastle home with gently curved rooflines and stone surfaces is elegantly positioned on 0.3A next to community park and golf course.

Boasting dramatic arches and custom millwork this is the epitome of timeless luxury. Fine custom cabinetry and slab granite counters complete chef's kitchen. Relax in the master suite with views of Cougar Mountain and spa-like bath along with spacious bonus room for movie nights on upper level. Enjoy BBQs on oversized patio and private yard only minutes to Bellevue."

Home of the Day: Private NW Garden Retreat on Bainbridge Island

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Garden was featured as the PSBJ "Home of the Day" on May 5th. The article reads, "Come home to a light-filled 4 bedroom, 3.25 bathroom home situated on 2.4 acres with a lush, terraced garden and courtyard. Wind well-manicured pathways framed by an authentic Pacific Northwest design concept with finishes hand-selected by the owners. The open kitchen features stainless steel appliances and an island for early morning breakfasts or afternoon snacks. A magnificent fireplace separates the living and dining room in an entertainer's floor plan with walls of windows and double French doors leading outward. Enjoy a morning cup of coffee on the patio or have a summer cookout in the large yard with a fire pit ready for s'mores. Escape to a master suite complete with its own office, private view deck and five-piece ensuite bath. Private suite above the main garage makes for the perfect guests quarters or additional office. Garages accommodate up to four cars. Tranquility only minutes from the ferry."

Home of the Day: Saratoga Passage Contemporary Embodies Sustainable Design

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Whidbey Island Contemporary was featured as the PSBJ "Home of the Day" on May 4th. The article reads, "Seamless design by renowned architects Olson, Sundberg, Kundig, Allen this residence is situated on nearly five acres and a bluff overlooking Saratoga Passage; the design offers open spaces for casual entertaining as well as intimate spaces for personal reflection. The building design works with the slope of the land to create a ‘hunkered-in’ side towards the uphill slope, with the garage slipped into the slope and covered with a vegetated roof. On the water-side, the house gently rises away from the slope, ending in a dramatic cantilevered deck that soars over the landscape towards the water view."

Meet George Suyama's 'Fauntleroy 1,' Now Available for $1.9M

As Featured in Curbed Seattle

Written by Sean Keeley

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Image Courtesy of Realogics Sotheby's International Realty

On May 4th, Curbed Seattle featured “Fauntleroy 1,” the first personal residence by renowned architect George Suyama that is currently represented by Realogics Sotheby’s International Realty brokers Chris Doucet and Jay Kipp. Of the opportunity to highlight the home, Sean Keeley says “when Suyama builds a house for himself, you better believe we want to know what went into it.”

As the article reads, “if you’re a fan of his [George Suyama’s] work, there’s a good chance this place could be the ultimate distillation of his style.” The home features that have Keeley especially excited? Not only is the beachfront home “just blocks from the ferry dock leading to Vashon” its west-facing so “you get all the requisite views of Puget Sound and the Olympics from your sandy perch.”

Home of the Day: Modern Lines - Custom Built - Luxury Redefined

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Modern Kirkland Home was featured as the PSBJ "Home of the Day" on May 3rd. The article reads, "Modern meets function in this custom designed home nestled on periphery of downtown Kirkland is an Entertainers dream home. The dramatic entrance showcases the elegant, handmade staircase which leads to the 2-story great room. Walls of windows and sliding glass doors open to the covered outdoor living area with water features and lush gardens. The chef’s kitchen showcasing gorgeous walnut cabinetry, flanked by a 5'10" slab island and stylish tile back splash. Two dishwashers, two sinks, snack fridge, wine fridge, 42” gas range with two ovens and full pantry creates a world that begs for late night parties to big family gatherings or intimate moments. The luxurious master bedroom is perfect for recovering from hosting duties with a private deck and soaking tub in the oversized master bathroom; a glass of wine and a good book are in order. Other amenities include a smart home, radiant flooring, a 3-car garage, dog wash, storage and so much more..."

Home of the Day: The Lakside on Leschi, Waterfront Living on the Shores of Lake Washington

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Lakeside on Leschi was featured as the PSBJ "Home of the Day" on May 2nd. The article reads, "Waterfront living along the shores of Lake Washington. Perfect opportunity awaits the most discriminating buyer. The finest materials and craftsmanship available with exquisite attention to detail through out. Expansive lake, city and mountain views. Secure, no maintenance living right at the waters edge. Located in the one of Seattle's premiere neighborhoods. Seconds away from shopping, fine dining, the marina, parks and miles of trails. Super convenient to downtown and freeways. In city living at its finest."

My City. Your Neighborhood.

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The May 2016 edition of Seattle Magazine featured an extensive local neighborhood insert prepared by Realogics Sotheby's International Realty. The Pacific Northwest is home to numerous cities, each with their own diverse communities. Whether it's in Seattle, the Eastside or on Bainbridge Island, residents and visitors alike enjoy unique culture, boutique shops and local eateries.

Read the Insert

Reservations available next month for city tower

As Featured in NW Homes

Written by Staff

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As the NW Homes section in the Seattle Times describes, pre-sales on NEXUS will begin soon, offering refuge for potential homeowners seeking to lock-in priority pricing amidst increasing Seattle rents. The article quotes Christian Chan, Executive Vice President of The Burrard Group, who says “NEXUS will be the first of several significant projects we plan for the Seattle area,” continuing that “we view downtown as a fundamentally strong housing market and believe trending will increasingly favor homeownership as values grow, interest rates remain low and thousands of renters contemplate the benefits of homeownership.”

Home of the Day: Suyama Sand & Sea | Waterfront Estate Built by Renowned Architect, George Suyama

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Image Coutesy of RSIR

Fauntleroy 1 was featured as the PSBJ "Home of the Day" on April 29th. The article reads, "Built as the first personal residence by renowned architect, George Suyama, this beach retreat is commonly known as Fauntleroy 1. Steps to the no bank waterfront just north of the Vashon ferry dock, the Zen design is evocative of Suyama's Japanese heritage and the inspiration of his mentor, Gene Zema. Lush use of wood, metal and organic materials, the timeless design frames west facing vistas of Puget Sound and the Olympic Mountain peaks. A sense of calm and serenity belies the proximity to downtown Seattle--close by but a world away."

Home of the Day: Custom Designed. Architecturally Significant. Luxurious Views. Elegance Redefined.

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Mercer Island Stunner was featured as the PSBJ "Home of the Day" on April 28th. The article reads, "Architecturally significant & custom built, welcoming Arellan Christofides designed Modern offers seamless connection between indoors & out. Zen gardens, multiple entertaining terraces with water feature. Sited to maximize expansive Lake Washington & Seattle City views yet maintaining privacy. High volume spaces with emphasis on finest of materials offers cooks kitchen, 6 bedrooms, 5 baths, great room, theater, Art studio, Gym or shop. Loft office with private access & deck, plus 2nd office."

Home of the Day: Never-Ending Views of Portage Bay with Vintage Elegance

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Image Courtesy of RSIR

Portage Bay Views was featured as the PSBJ "Home of the Day" on April 27th. The article reads, "Wrapped in period details with never ending views of Portage Bay, the home has been updated yet embraces the past with gleaming hardwood floors, coved ceilings, leaded glass bookcases, wood molding & details and crystal door knobs. All outside walls & ceiling have been insulated, newer kitchen with top of the line appliances, built in mahogany cabinet and shelves in the living room, new waterproofing in shower, custom closet details PLUS a great built-in office area. Massive view deck off bedrm."