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Mercer Island vs. Medina: $8M Waterfront Home Showdown

Imagine you have around $8M to spend on a place and you've narrowed it down to two homes that just hit the market. How do you make up your mind? The answer is simple: you shove them into a metaphorical cage and let them battle it out until one emerges victorious. It's time for Real Estate Deathmatch.

Address: 7406 N Mercer Way, Mercer Island / 1229 Evergreen Point Road, Medina
Price: $7.98M / $7.78M
Sq. Footage: 7,907 / 5,780
Beds, Baths: 4-BR, 3.75-bath , 5-BR, 5-bath

↑ We begin with The Waterstone Estate, as it's known, on Mercer Island. Located on the North End of the island, you've got Seattle views from the backyard (with jacuzzi and firepit) and multiple rooms in the house. The gourmet kitchen, great room & dining room are all about entertaining so make sure you've got lots of friends first. The lawn out back leads down to your private dock & casita, which is a fancy way of saying "small house."

↑ Now it's on to 'Grandeur on the Lake' where a piano greets us as soon as we walk through the Palladin doorway because of course it does. Many of the rooms feel a bit homier than the counterpart, including the wine cellar and game room. You also get Seattle views, albeit a little further away. Private dock, of course, and three-quarters of an acre of property to call your own.

Poll results

· 7406 N Mercer Way, Mercer Island
· 1229 Evergreen Point Road, Medina