Every week we cruise the listings to find the five most affordable homes in a different neighborhood. This week, Medina, just for the fun of it. Affordable, well, that’s a matter of perspective.
About a month ago we wrote about this four bedroom, three and a half bathroom, 4,500 square foot house that has, “a touch of the Côte d'Azur and a stately Southern Mediterranean feel. “ We played with its love of fireplaces and the access to 0.38 acres of sculptured grounds. It was built in 2006, so only a decade has gone by. Probably no need to renovate this $2,698,000 mansion, but imagine what you could do with ten percent of that listing price spent on your favorite gadgets.
Savings! The price of this similarly sized four bedroom, two and a half bathroom, 4,690 square foot house was been reduced by $155,000 to $2,795,000. It is a Ralph Anderson design and was built about the same time the 520 floating bridge opened for traffic. The design is upscale and understated Northwest Contemporary with built in flourishes like a series of skylights that form a star. The bridge is getting updated, so the house may be due, too. In the meantime, enjoy the view from your 0.46 acre lot that enjoys shared access to the lake.
Another price drop, this one large enough to buy another house. Originally listed in May at $3,698,000, now the price is $3,198,000 for a five bedroom, four and a quarter bathroom, 5,750 square foot, two story that was built in 2003 on 0.34 acres. From the outside, its distinguishing feature is the tall stone staircase that leads to a regal entry. Catch your breath. Inside, there’s the full set of media room, gym, wine cellar, billiards room, and full bar. Use them in whichever order seems best.
With its brick facade and narrow stance, this 1972 looks almost quaint, until the $4,998,000 price tag suggests something else is going on. The house is a two story with five bedrooms and four variations on bathrooms (two full, a three-quarter, and a half) in 3,640 square feet. The property has a lot to do with the value, 0.27 acres with 100 feet of Meydenbauer Bay waterfront. South views and a private dock help. The other bit of help, a price drop from last May’s $5,378,000. See, Medina is getting more affordable.
Every house was new, once. This one doesn’t have a resident, yet. It has five bedrooms, five and three quarter bathrooms, and an expansive 8,531 square feet spread across three floors. The price for untarnished luxury? $6,998,000. Such an exceptional house should have exceptional features, like a dormer bedroom with room for four that’s long enough for short sprints, a master bathroom washed in shades of marbled white, and an exquisitely landscaped backyard with refined spaces to watch kids trying to avoid getting grass stains.